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Property Name Coon Creek Crossing on the Santa Fe Trail (Wet Route)
Reference Number 13000493
State Kansas
County Pawnee
Town Garfield
Street Address 1.5 Miles Southwest of Garfield on US-56 Hwy
Multiple Property Submission Name Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail (2012)
Status Listed 7/17/2013
Areas of Significance Transportation, Commerce, Military
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000493.pdf
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The Coon Creek Crossing on the Santa Fe Trail (Wet Route) is nationally significant as part of the Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail revised multiple property nomination under Criterion A for its association with transportation, commerce, and the military along the Santa Fe Trail and under Criterion D for its potential to yield information about the trail crossings and early military activities in central Kansas. The site, together with the surrounding landscape, retains a good degree of integrity in terms of location, setting, feeling, and association required for registration. Its period of significance begins with the initiation of commercial traffic over this segment of the trail in 1821 and ends in 1872 when the arrival of the railroad to Larned and Dodge City ended the necessity of the road. This site materially reflects important historic events outlined in the historic contexts: International Trade on the Mexican Road, 1821-1846; The Mexican-American War and the Santa Fe Trail, 1846-1848; Expanding National Trade on the Santa Fe Trail, 1848-1861; The Effects of the Civil War on the Santa Fe Trail, 1861-1865; and The Santa Fe Trail and the Railroad, 1865-1880, as well as the Santa Fe Trail in Kansas.

 

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