Monday, December 8, 2008
Where is this place?
This place is in Kansas. It was a campsite for the 1825 Santa Fe Trail survey team. Across the street is a red house, one of the first structures in Larned (brought over from the fort post).
President John Quincy Adams appointed George Sibley as one of three commissioners to oversee the Santa Fe Trail survey. In his diary, Sibley referred to these as the Cliffs of Soft Rock.
The site has been quarried since those early days and you'll see that a ladder was added at some point. Where is it...
There is a historical marker at this camp site to learn more.
Have you figured out where this is yet? It's at 2nd and State in LARNED!
Knowing all aspects of Kansas history helps you "Get Kansas!"
KE #2 Marci Penner