• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas

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Santa Fe Trail Rut

Santa Fe Trail rut

Amber King

Fort Larned was positioned to protect the Santa Fe Trail where it split into the Wet and Dry Routes.

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Did You Know?

Military supply wagon at Fort Larned

Fort Larned is located directly on the Dry Route of the Santa Fe Trail, which follows the Pawnee Fork. The Wet Route, which more closely follows the Arkansas River, is just a few miles to the south. More...