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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Willow Springs Santa Fe Trail Historic District

Picture of property E 1100 Rd & N 550 Rd
Baldwin City vicinity (Douglas County)
Listed in State Register 2018-08-04

Architect: Not Applicable
Category: transportation; monument/marker
Thematic Nomination: Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail (Amended 2013)

The Willow Springs Santa Fe Trail District is located a little over six miles northwest of Baldwin City near the former town site of Willow Springs, a well-known watering stop along the eastern portion of the Santa Fe Trail. The Willow Springs Santa Fe Trail Historic District is nationally significant for its association with transportation and commerce along the Santa Fe Trail from 1821 to 1866, for its potential to yield information about the trail in eastern Kansas, and for its commemoration of the Santa Fe Trail by the Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution in 1907. The district contains visible trail swales and a DAR marker. National Register listing is pending.



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