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Property Name Trail Park & Trail Park DAR Marker
Reference Number 13000486
State Kansas
County Douglas
Town Baldwin City
Street Address Trail Park, NW intersection of E 1700 RD & N 400 RD
Multiple Property Submission Name Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail (2012)
Status Listed 7/17/2013
Areas of Significance Social History
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000486.pdf
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Trail Park is significant on a statewide level for its association with the commemoration of the Santa Fe Trail through Douglas County, Kansas. The park was created in 1907 when local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) placed a commemorative marker at the site, which sits along a segment of the Santa Fe Trail still utilized as a county road. These commemorative activities were part of a broader effort by the Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution from 1906 to 1914 to document sites along the trail. This property is nominated as part of the Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail revised MPS under Criterion A in the area of social history. This site materially reflects important historic events outlined in the historic context Commemoration and Reuse of the Santa Fe Trail, 1880-1987.

 

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