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Gardner Junction on The Santa Fe Trail

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Address: Gardner, KS
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It's in the wrong spot

This is a quick stop on the side of the road intended to mark where the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails diverge. However, the actual site of where this happened is... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 May 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

This is a quick stop on the side of the road intended to mark where the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails diverge. However, the actual site of where this happened is actually about a 1/4 mile away. My historian husband knew that...and the last sign at this site admits it, too. We tried to find the actual junction spot... More 

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Edgerton, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

If you are passing through, take 15 minutes and make a quick stop at this historic site. Gives you some history of the spot where the historic Santa Fe and Oregon Trail's split and took their respective routes westward.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

There's nothing wrong with this road side attraction, but I wouldn't pull off the Interstate to see it. It's simply a historical marker. There are a few benches, and the marker also features a "native grass" prairie. (It looks like a bunch of overgrown weeds). However, if your travels take you down 56 Highway between Gardner and Edgerton, it's worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

This is a roadside rest area and exhibit on US 56 about 2 miles west of Gardner, KS. Driving down US 56 I spotted it too late and had to find a place to turn around to go back. It was worth a stop. The famous Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails basically followed the same route in the 1840's... More 

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