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This color photographic postcard features a sign erected at Cimarron, Kansas. The sign has text printed and a map above it depicting the paths of the Santa Fe trail. Trees are in the background. Printed text is on the back of the card.
4"x 5" photographic postcard
Cimarron (Kan.), Gray County (Kan.), Santa Fe National Historic Trail, Monuments, Daughters of the American Revolution, Organizations, Billboards, Historical markers
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"Postcard: The Cimarron Crossing at Cimarron, Kansas" (2021). Tim Johnson Postcard Collection. 784.
Travelers of the Santa Fe Trail had a choice to make at this point. Southwest from here cut off many miles to Santa Fe, N.M., but a waterless plain frequented with hostile Indians presented a formidable hazard. The longer route via Trinidad followed water & was safer. The point of crossing the Arkansas River varied both East & West of this point, depending on the condition of the river. The Cimarron Crossing at Cimarron, Kansas