Pawnee Fork Oxbow

Aerial view of dry oxbow, outlined in red.
The Oxbow was dry long before the Army built a fort here.

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Larned, KS

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Stop 3 - The Oxbow


The depression surrounding this area was once part of the Pawnee River. Before Fort Larned was built, the river naturally changed course. The dry oxbow was used for wood piles and hay stacks.

Fort Larned National Historic Site

Last updated: March 24, 2022