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El Quartelejo Monument Scott County, Kansas

El Quartelejo Monument Scott County, Kansas
Creator: Walker, Russell W.
Date: February 28, 1948
This black and white photograph shows a view of the El Quartelejo Monument in Scott City, Kansas. This site located north of Scott City, Kansas and along Ladder Creek inside the Lake Scott State Park, is the archeological remains of a Indian pueblo. A group of Taos Indians migrated to the region from New Mexico around 1664 to escape Spanish oppression and to live among the Plains Apache Indians. To honor this historical area, a granite marker was erected in 1925 by the Kansas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1964, the ruins were recognized as a National Historic Landmark. The ruins are deteriorating and are considered a "at risk" site.


Madonna of the Trail, Council Grove, Kansas

Madonna of the Trail, Council Grove, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1957
This photograph shows the Madonna of the Trail monument in Council Grove, Kansas. The National Society of the American Daughters of the Revolution (N.S.D.A.R.) commissioned the monument, which was dedicated to the "pioneer mothers of the covered wagon days" on September 7, 1928. The sculpture of a pioneer woman carrying an infant with a young child clinging to her skirt created by August Leimbach was placed in twelve states along the National Old Trails Road.


National Old Trail's road

National Old Trail's road
Date: Between 1920 and 1925
These are notes and maps about the National Old Trail's Road, a route that stretched from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California. The National Old Trail's Road was established in 1912 and crossed the length of Kansas, intersecting such famous trails as the Santa Fe Trail and the Oregon Trail.


Santa Fe Trail marker, Baldwin, Kansas

Santa Fe Trail marker, Baldwin, Kansas
Date: 1907
This photograph from the book, "Marking the Santa Fe Trail", shows the granite marker in Baldwin, Kansas. The stone was placed one- half mile north of the city of Baldwin. The Ottawa and Lawrence chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution erected the monument to honor the pioneers and soldiers who lost their lives along the Santa Fe Trail.


Santa Fe Trail marker, Burlingame, Kansas

Santa Fe Trail marker, Burlingame, Kansas
Date: 1906
This photograph from the book, "Marking the Santa Fe Trail", shows the granite marker in Burlingame, Kansas. The red granite stone was placed on the west side of the Switzler Creek bridge east of Burlingame, between Topeka Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue. It was later moved to the southwest corner of Santa Fe Avenue one block west of where US 56 turns south. The Topeka chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution erected the monument to honor the memory of Fannie Geiger Thompson who worked to recognize the trail.


Santa Fe Trail marker, Dodge City, Kansas

Santa Fe Trail marker, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: Between 1906 and 1907
This photograph from the book, "Marking the Santa Fe Trail", shows a group of men standing beside the granite monument erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the state of Kansas in Dodge City, Kansas. The individuals in the front row have been identified as: Charley Good, John Riney, A.J. Anthony, Brick Bond, Sam Gallagher, Mayor H.B. Bell, R. M. Wright.


Santa Fe Trail marker, Lost Springs, Kansas

Santa Fe Trail marker, Lost Springs, Kansas
Date: 1908
This photograph from the book, " Marking the Santa Fe Trail", shows the granite marker in Lost Springs, Kansas. The red granite stone with its special bronze table design was placed in the city park at a cost of $112.00. The Eunice Sterling chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, from Wichita, Kansas, erected the monument to honor the pioneers and soldiers who lost their lives along the trail.


Santa Fe Trail marker, Rice County, Kansas

Santa Fe Trail marker, Rice County, Kansas
Date: 1906
This black and white photograph from the book, "Marking the Santa Fe Trail", shows the granite marker in Rice County, Kansas. The 5,000 pound stone was placed on the main road between the towns of Sterling and Lyons (about one mile south of Lyons) where the Santa Fe Trail crossed the road. The Sterling chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution erected the monument to honor the pioneers and soldiers who lost their lives along the trail.


Santa Fe Trail monument, Dodge City, Kansas

Santa Fe Trail monument, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: Between 1906 and 1907
This postcard shows the Santa Fe Trail monument erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the state of Kansas in Dodge City, Kansas.


Shawnee Indian Mission, Fairway, Kansas

Shawnee Indian Mission, Fairway, Kansas
Date: 1939
This photograph represents the interior of the Daughters of the American Revolution room in the East Building of the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Texas Cattle Trail Monument, Abilene, Kansas

Texas Cattle Trail Monument, Abilene, Kansas
Date: December 20, 1925
This black and white photograph shows a boulder marking the Texas Cattle Trail in Abilene, Kansas. From 1867 to 1871 cattle herds numbering more than three million traveled through the area. The Abilene Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution erected the boulder to honor the northern end of the cattle trail and the memory of the pioneers who made it possible.


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