Santa Fe Trail Remains

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Santa Fe Trail Ruts
View of the trail remains in 1975; a monument with plaque is visible in the distance
Santa Fe Trail Remains is located in Kansas
Santa Fe Trail Remains
Santa Fe Trail Remains is located in the US
Santa Fe Trail Remains
Nearest city Dodge City, Kansas
Coordinates 37°47′31″N 100°11′49″W / 37.79194°N 100.19694°W / 37.79194; -100.19694Coordinates: 37°47′31″N 100°11′49″W / 37.79194°N 100.19694°W / 37.79194; -100.19694
Area 140.4 acres (56.8 ha)
Built 1821
NRHP Reference # 66000343[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Designated NHL May 23, 1963[2]

Santa Fe Trail Remains, also known as Santa Fe Trail Ruts, is a two-mile (3 km) section of the former 1,200-mile (1,900 km) long Santa Fe Trail that is the "longest continuous stretch of clearly defined Santa Fe Trail rut remains in Kansas."[2]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1963.[2][3]

It is located nine miles (14 km) west of Dodge City, Kansas on US 50.

There are other sections of Santa Fe Trail ruts that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Santa Fe Trail Remains". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  3. ^ Joseph Scott Mendinghall and Donald Dosch (1979) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Santa Fe Trail Ruts, National Park Service and Accompanying aerial photo, undated, and four ground photos from 1975
  4. ^ Gallagher, Joseph J., Alice Edwards, Lachlan F. Blair, and Hugh Davidson (March 8, 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Nomination Form: Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail, 1821-1880" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-04-07.