I. PARK PURPOSE
The Establishing Act, Public Law 88-541, August 31, 1964, states that the Site will be established ". . . to commemorate the significant role played by Fort Larned in the opening of the West,. . . ." It further states that the Secretary may acquire ". . . not more than seven hundred and fifty acres of land, or interests in land, which comprise the site and remaining historic structures of Fort Larned, . . ., including nearby remains of the Santa Fe Trail. . ."
Last Updated: 14-Aug-2009