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Property Name Pawnee Fork Crossing (Santa Fe Trail Dry Route) and Boyd's Ranch Site
Reference Number 13000494_redacted
State Kansas
County Pawnee
Town Address Restricted
Street Address Address Restricted
Multiple Property Submission Name Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail (2012)
Status Listed 7/17/2013
Areas of Significance Transportation, Commerce, Social History
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000494_redacted.pdf
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The Pawnee Fork Crossing (Dry Route) and Boyd's Ranch Site 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 and commerce along the post-1859 Dry Route of the Santa Fe Trail from 1859 to circa 1868. Further, this site is significant under Criterion A for its association with the commemoration of the trail by the Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution and this marker's relocation to this site, all between 1906 and 1930. This site is also nationally significant under Criterion D for its yielding and potential to yield information about the ranch and other resources at this crossing. The cutdown, ranch site, marker, and contributing land area retain a good degree of integrity in terms of location, setting, feeling , and association. This site materially reflects important historic events outlined in the historic contexts Expanding National Trade on the Santa Fe Trail, 1848-1861; The Effects of the Civil War on the Santa Fe Trail, 1861- 1865; The Santa Fe Trail and the Railroad, 1865-1880; and Commemoration and Reuse of the Santa Fe Trail, 1880-1987, as well as The Santa Fe Trail in Kansas.

 

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