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Two Pawnee County sites nominated as historic sites

Locations part of Santa Fe Trail

COURTESY PHOTO Both the Pawnee Fork Crossing and Boyd’s Ranch were located along the 1859 branch of the Dry Route of the Santa Fe Trail. The Dry Route is named as such because it was a route along the trail that provided few stops along the way for water.

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By Jim Misunas

Two Pawnee County sites along the Santa Fe Trail are among four area nominations by the Kansas Historical Society for consideration for the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C.
The Fort Larned National Historic Site (1966) and Ralph’s Ruts in Rice County (1995) are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Boyd’s Ranch Site and the Pawnee Fork Crossing (Dry Route) and The Coon Creek Crossing and Fort Larned Military Road have been nominated for the historical honor.  
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