Two Routes from Westport Historical

Two Routes from Westport Historical (HM1W4N)

Location: Overland Park, KS 66212 Johnson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 58.106', W 94° 41.96'

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The Santa Fe Trail forked into two routes as it headed south from Westport. Along the routes were campgrounds for trail travelers — to the northeast of the junction was Sapling Grove and the southwest was a campground called Flat Rock or Indian Creek.
Until the 1860s, these two routes out of Westport saw traffic from Santa Fe traders, Oregon- and California-bound emigrants, mountain men, missionaries, gold seekers, and the frontier military. Even the frontier stagecoach of the early 1860s rumbled through this trail junction heading southwest.
Our party which left Kansas City today, Friday, September 17, 1848, consists of fifty-seven men and one woman. Our traps packed in fourteen wagons hauled by oxen, and one of the party has a mule. We drive to Indian Creek where we make our first camp.
David Kellogg's journal, 1858
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HM NumberHM1W4N
Series This marker is part of the California Trail series, and the Oregon Trail series.
Placed ByKansas City Area Historic Trails Association and the National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 352781 N 4314646
Decimal Degrees38.96843333, -94.69933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.106', W 94° 41.96'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 6.36" N, 94° 41' 57.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)913, 816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9879 W 88th Terrace, Overland Park KS 66212, US
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