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Ft. Atkinson

Ft. Atkinson
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Horse, Mule, and Oxen Shoes from Fort Atkinson, 14FD305

Horse, Mule, and Oxen Shoes from Fort Atkinson, 14FD305
Date: 1850-1854
Several different styles of shoes were recovered from Fort Atkinson in Ford County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2015. Shown here are two smaller mule shoes ("U"-shaped), a veterinary shoe (nearly a complete circle), two horse shoes (for different sized horses), and an ox shoe. Fort Atkinson, occupied for only four years, was located along the Santa Fe Trail.


Johnson's New Military Map of the United States

Johnson's New Military Map of the United States
Creator: Johnson & Ward
Date: 1861
Map showing the military forts and posts across the United States. Inset illustrations show waterways located in Baltimore, Washington, D. C., Hampton Roads, Charleston Harbor, Savannah River, Key West, Pensacola Bay, Mobile Bay, and New Orleans. This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area.


Kansas : early routes, old trails, historic sites, landmarks, etc.

Kansas : early routes, old trails, historic sites, landmarks, etc.
Creator: Root, George A. (George Allen), 1867-1949
Date: 1939 December
This map, created by George Allen Root and later reproduced by the Kansas Turnpike Authority, depicts trails, landmarks, and historic sites in the state of Kansas. The original map was compiled by George Allen Root and delineated by W. M. Hutchinson from information obtained from the Kansas State Historical Society.


Map of Kanzas and Nebraska from the original surveys

Map of Kanzas and Nebraska from the original surveys
Creator: Phillips, Sampson & Co.
Date: 1854
Map of Kanzas Territory and Nebraska Territory drawn and engraved for Salma Hale's History of the United States of America. Landmarks include the Spanish Peaks, Pike's Peak, Col. Fremont's expedition route, Bent's Fort, Chimey Rock, and the Pacific Railroad. This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area.


Map of routes to the gold region of Western Kansas

Map of routes to the gold region of Western Kansas
Creator: Berthoud, Edward L.
Date: 1858
A map depicting the northern, central, and southern routes to the gold region of western Kansas compiled from the reports, surveys and exporations of Howard Stansbury, John C. Fremont, William H. Emory, and Edward L. Bryan.


Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory

Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory
Creator: Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Date: 1857
This map, drawn by Henry Rogers and Alexander Keith Johnston in 1857, details Kansas Territory and Indian Territory. Kansas Territory included portions of what would become eastern Colorado. Indian Territory later became Oklahoma. The map traces the route of the Santa Fe Trail, proposed routes for the Pacific Railway, and identifies military forts. The maps also provides information on geographical features.


Township Map of Kansas

Township Map of Kansas
Creator: Mendenhall, E.
Date: 1856
This sectional map of the Kansas Territory is compiled from field notes in the U.S. Surveyor General's office in observance by Geo N. Propper. County boundaries, Indian boundaries, rail roads, emigrant routes and common roads are identified.


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