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Lora Locke Hotel

Picture of property Central and Gunsmoke Streets
Dodge City (Ford County)
Listed in National Register 1985-01-03

Architect: Not listed
Category: specialty store; hotel



Mueller-Schmidt House

Picture of property 112 East Vine
Dodge City (Ford County)
Listed in National Register 1972-02-23

Architect: Not listed
Category: single dwelling



Sacred Heart Cathedral

Picture of property 903-905 Central Avenue
Dodge City (Ford County)
Listed in National Register 1983-02-10

Architect: Not listed
Category: religious facility



Santa Fe Trail - Ford County Segment 2 (Fowler's Ruts)

Picture of property SW corner Ridge Rd & 129th Rd
Ford Vicinity (Ford County)
Listed in National Register 2013-07-17

Architect: N/A
Category: natural feature; road-related

The Santa Fe Trail - Ford County Segment 2, also known as Fowler's Ruts, was part of the Wet Route of the Santa Fe Trail in Kansas from 1821 until 1867. During a period of tension between Mexico and the Republic of Texas in 1843, this segment was used by the First US dragoons, under the command of Captain Philip St. George Cooke, as they escorted a Santa Fe-bound caravan. Cooke and the dragoons forded the Arkansas River near this site to accept the surrender of Colonel Jacob Snively and his "Texas Invincibles." Between 1849 and 1869, this trail segment and its associated spring also saw use by travelers heading to Wyoming along the Cherokee Trail. This trail segment was nominated as part of the "Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail" multiple property nomination for its significance in the areas of transportation, military, and commerce and for its potential to yield archeological information.



Santa Fe Trail Remains

Picture of property 9 miles west of Dodge City, just off US-50
Dodge City (Ford County)
Listed in National Register 1966-10-15

National Historic Landmark, 5/23/1963

Architect: Not listed
Category: pedestrian-related; road-related

This set of highly intact Santa Fe Trail ruts can be found 9 miles west of Dodge City along US Highway 50 where 140 acres have been preserved by the Boot Hill Association and made publicly accessible. This section contains a major arch of the trail as it curved across the Kansas countryside. The ruts at this point stretch some 400 feet in width. From 1821 until 1880 the Santa Fe Trail figured prominently in the history of the American West. The route of this trail between the Missouri River and the Rio Grande was a highway for travel and communication between these two areas of North America. It was the first great Euro-American land trade route, and it differed from the Oregon, California, Mormon, and other trails which served as highways for emigrants bound for new homes in the far West. The bulk of traffic along the Santa Fe Trail, especially prior to 1848, consisted of civilian traders - Hispanic and American - with some military traffic and few emigrants.



Sawlog Creek Crossing on the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Military Road

Picture of property Address Restricted
Spearville (Ford County)
Listed in National Register 2013-07-17

Architect: N/A
Category: transportation

The Sawlog Creek Crossing on the Fort Hays - Fort Dodge Road is located at the northern edge of Ford County. The nominated property consists of a nearly unbroken three-mile stretch of intact swales along with a prominent crossing of Sawlog Creek. Though the Fort Hays - Fort Dodge Road was not located along the main route of the Santa Fe Trail, it was closely related and is a good example of a secondary route of the trail. It connected the two forts that were designed to aid travelers with protection and supplies. During the post-Civil War years the forts focused heavily on the protection of freighters, travelers and railroad construction crews using the military road. It was nominated for its significance in the areas of transportation, commerce, and military, and it has the potential to yield additional important information related to military history.



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