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Property Name Sawlog Creek Crossing on the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Road
Reference Number 13000489_redacted
State Kansas
County Ford
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, Military, Commerce
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000489_redacted.pdf
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The Sawlog Creek Crossing on the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Road is regionally significant as part of the Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail revised multiple property nomination under Criterion A in the areas of transportation, commerce , and military as a historically significant military and stage road that connected the developing railroad line to the main branch of the Santa Fe Trail by connecting forts Hays and Dodge that were established to aid travelers with protection and supplies. This site and its contributing land area retain an excellent degree of integrity in terms of location, setting, feeling , and association required for registration. This site materially reflects significant historic events outlined in the associated historic context 'The Santa Fe Trail and the Railroad, 1865-1880, as well as The Santa Fe Trail in Kansas. The period of significance encompasses the duration of use of the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge road, representing , respectively, the year the Union Pacific Eastern Division Railroad reached Hays, and the year the Atchison, Topeka , & Santa Fe Railroad reached Dodge City, rendering this branch obsolete.

 

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