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By David K. Clapsaddle

Santa Fe Trail historian David K. Clapsaddle authored installments that profiled the 19-year tenure of Fort Larned from its inception as Camp on Pawnee Fork through into deactivation in 1978. These stories were originally published in 2008 and 2009 to celebrate the sesquicentennial of Fort Larned’s founding. The Fort Larned National Historic Site helped with background information.

Fort Atkison — Fort Larned’s Precursor
ln order to understand the establishment of Fort Larned it is necessary to be aware of its predecessor, Fort Atkison, located at the western edge of present Dodge City in 1850.
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