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Commanding Officers' Quarters, Fort Dodge, Kansas

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Date: June 1869

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.F2 FD.75 *1

Unit ID: 447870

Summary: This illustration, from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, shows the first Commanding Officers' Quarters at Fort Dodge, Kansas. The military fort was established in 1865 by Captain Henry Pierce, a member of the 11th Kansas, to protect the United States mail and emigrant wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail. The facility was located on the left bank of the Arkansas River on the "Long Route" of the Santa Fe Trail a few miles southeast of present day Dodge City, Kansas.

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Title (Main title): Commanding Officers' Quarters, Fort Dodge, Kansas


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