Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Santa Fe Trail passed through Tampa

A Santa Fe Trail marker located at 330th Street in Tampa has this inscription:

Old Santa Fe Trail
Operated 1822-1872
Purchased from the Indians August 10, 1825
Surveyed 1827 From
Independence, Mo. to Santa Fe, NM

Erected By Old Settlers and Citizen

Of Marion County Oct. 3, 1914

[Photo and text from: "A Pictorial Tribute: Attractions & Events; from Dickinson, Morris & Marion Counties (KS)" - Text and Photographs by Norma Mosier. Used here with permission. Book copies available at the Herrington (KS) Chamber of Commerce]

When you stop by Tampa, be sure to check out the Diner and the Senior Center.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

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