Boone's Lick Road - Fulton - Fulton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 38° 50.805 W 091° 56.844
15S E 591343 N 4300296
Fulton marker along the historic Boone's Lick Road.
Waymark Code: WM5TDF
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 02/10/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 17

The marker states:

Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
State of Missouri

Fulton is the second county seat of Calaway county, the original was Elizabeth, six miles south. The county seat was located in Fulton in 1825, making an important stop in the early years of the road. An interesting point of Fulton is that while it was the county seat, Fulton was not incorporated until 1859.

The trail originated as an old Indian trace. In the 1764, the first part of the trail was expanded by trappers through St. Louis County, Missouri. This part of the trail is known as St. Charles Rock Road. The trail was expanded by brothers Daniel Morgan and Nathanal Boone, sons of famous frontiersman Daniel Boone, as part of gaining access to salt springs near present day New Franklin, Missouri. The complete trail from St. Louis to Franklin, Missouri takes its name from the Boone brothers. In 1821, William Becknell established a trail from Franklin to Santa Fe, Mexico, there by establishing the Santa Fe Trail. The Santa Fe Trail at Kansas City splits off into other major trail such as the California and Oregon Trails. The Boone's Lick trail is the land route to the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail and carried many of those who would settle the west.

History of Mark:
This marker was placed along with 32 others as a series in 1913 by the Daughter's of the American Revolution. The original road was reported to have markers placed along it every few miles. When the DAR placed these markers, they were located where the original markers were along the road.

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