Santa Fe Trail - Old Franklin, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 59.220 W 092° 45.380
15S E 521103 N 4315362
Quick Description: Once the start and major town on the trail, now a ghost town, washed down the river many years ago.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2021 5:57:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM157A5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

County of marker: Howard County
Location of marker: Roadside turnout, MO-87, NW of Boonville
Marker erected by: The Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Missouri
Date marker erected: 1909

Monument text:

SANTA FE TRAIL
1821 - 1872
Marked by
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
State of Missouri

OLD FRANKLIN

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History of Mark:
One of the first major trails to open up the west to settlement. This trail connected with the Boone's Lick Trail in Franklin MO. (Not today's Franklin but the town washed away by the Missouri River 100 years ago). The two trails provided a direct route to the western land from the Missouri River landings in St. Charles.


Additional point: Not Listed

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