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Morton County WPA Bridge

Picture of property 6 miles west and 4 miles north of Richfield
Richfield (Morton County)
Listed in National Register 1986-10-22

Architect: Not listed
Category: road-related



Point of Rocks - Middle Spring Santa Fe Trail Historic District

Picture of property 2.5 mi. S of K-51 HWY and 2 mi. W of K-27 HWY
Elkhart vicinity (Morton County)
Listed in National Register 2013-04-10

Architect: N/A
Category: transportation

The Point of Rocks - Middle Spring Historic District in Morton County includes multiple remnants of the Cimarron Route. Travel over this this segment of the trail began in 1822 and ended with the arrival of the railroad at the Kansas-Colorado state line in 1872. Middle Spring was the next reliable water source west of the Lower Cimarron (or Wagon Bed) Spring. Almost all travelers looking for the water promised at Middle Spring would have used neighboring Point of Rocks as a navigational aid. This large light-colored rock formation with a high flat surface, referred to as Mesa Blanco (white table) by Mexican freighters, could be seen for several miles. In evidence of the role this natural landmark played, visible trail segments curve around Middle Spring and directly to the south of Point of Rocks. The nominated property includes four trail segments, a spring, a natural navigational aid, and a later commemorative marker erected in 1914 by the Daughters of the American Revolution. It was nominated for its significance in the areas of transportation, commerce, and social history, and it has the potential to yield additional important information about the trail.



Santa Fe Trail - Cimarron National Grassland Segment 1

Picture of property Cimarron National Grassland
Elkhart vicinity (Morton County)
Listed in National Register 2013-04-03

Architect: N/A
Category: transportation

In addition to the Point of Rocks - Middle Springs Santa Fe Trail Historic District, there are five segments of the Santa Fe Trail in the Cimarron National Grassland that are nominated to the National Register. Travel over this portion of the trail began in 1822 and ended with the arrival of the railroad at the short-lived town of Sheridan, Kansas in 1868. These trail segments are closely related to nearby Point of Rocks and Middle Spring, which was the next reliable water source west of the Lower Cimarron (or Wagon Bed) Spring. Documented trail segments in western Kansas and in the Cimarron National Grassland have confirmed the pattern of traffic in this region that historically tended to follow the four-parallel-column formation. This particular segment includes trail swales and a commemorative marker erected in 1914 by the Daughters of the American Revolution. This segment was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in the areas of transportation, commerce, and social history, and it has the potential to yield additional information on the use of the trail during its initial period of significance.



Santa Fe Trail - Cimarron National Grassland Segment 2

Picture of property Cimarron National Grassland
Elkhart vicinity (Morton County)
Listed in National Register 2013-04-03

Architect: N/A
Category: transportation

In addition to the Point of Rocks - Middle Springs Santa Fe Trail Historic District, there are five segments of the Santa Fe Trail in the Cimarron National Grassland that are nominated to the National Register. Travel over this portion of the trail began in 1822 and ended with the arrival of the railroad at the short-lived town of Sheridan, Kansas in 1868. This trail segment is closely related to nearby Point of Rocks and Middle Spring, which was the next reliable water source west of the Lower Cimarron (or Wagon Bed) Spring. Documented trail segments in western Kansas and in the Cimarron National Grassland have confirmed the pattern of traffic in this region that historically tended to follow the four-parallel-column formation. This particular nominated segment includes trail swales and was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in the areas of transportation, commerce, and its potential to yield additional information on the use of the trail during its initial period of significance.



Santa Fe Trail - Cimarron National Grassland Segment 3

Picture of property Cimarron National Grassland
Elkart vicinity (Morton County)
Listed in National Register 2013-04-03

Architect: N/A
Category: transportation

In addition to the Point of Rocks - Middle Springs Santa Fe Trail Historic District, there are five segments of the Santa Fe Trail in the Cimarron National Grassland that are nominated to the National Register. Travel over this portion of the trail began in 1822 and ended with the arrival of the railroad at the short-lived town of Sheridan, Kansas in 1868. This trail segment is closely related to nearby Point of Rocks and Middle Spring, which was the next reliable water source west of the Lower Cimarron (or Wagon Bed) Spring. Documented trail segments in western Kansas and in the Cimarron National Grassland have confirmed the pattern of traffic in this region that historically tended to follow the four-parallel-column formation. This particular nominated segment includes trail swales and was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in the areas of transportation, commerce, and its potential to yield additional information on the use of the trail during its initial period of significance.



Santa Fe Trail - Cimarron National Grassland Segment 4

Picture of property Cimarron National Grassland
Elkhart vicinity (Morton County)
Listed in National Register 2013-04-03

Architect: N/A
Category: transportation

In addition to the Point of Rocks - Middle Springs Santa Fe Trail Historic District, there are five segments of the Santa Fe Trail in the Cimarron National Grassland that are nominated to the National Register. Travel over this portion of the trail began in 1822 and ended with the arrival of the railroad at the short-lived town of Sheridan, Kansas in 1868. This trail segment is closely related to nearby Point of Rocks and Middle Spring, which was the next reliable water source west of the Lower Cimarron (or Wagon Bed) Spring. Documented trail segments in western Kansas and in the Cimarron National Grassland have confirmed the pattern of traffic in this region that historically tended to follow the four-parallel-column formation. This particular nominated segment includes trail swales and was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in the areas of transportation, commerce, and its potential to yield additional information on the use of the trail during its initial period of significance.



Santa Fe Trail - Cimarron National Grassland Segment 5

Picture of property Cimarron National Grassland
Elkhart vicinity (Morton County)
Listed in National Register 2013-04-03

Architect: N/A
Category: transportation

In addition to the Point of Rocks - Middle Springs Santa Fe Trail Historic District, there are five segments of the Santa Fe Trail in the Cimarron National Grassland that are nominated to the National Register. Travel over this portion of the trail began in 1822 and ended with the arrival of the railroad at the short-lived town of Sheridan, Kansas in 1868. These trail segments are closely related to nearby Point of Rocks and Middle Spring, which was the next reliable water source west of the Lower Cimarron (or Wagon Bed) Spring. Documented trail segments in western Kansas and in the Cimarron National Grassland have confirmed the pattern of traffic in this region that historically tended to follow the four-parallel-column formation. This particular segment includes trail swales and a commemorative marker erected circa 1906 by the Daughters of the American Revolution. This segment was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in the areas of transportation, commerce, and social history, and it has the potential to yield additional information on the use of the trail during its initial period of significance.



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