Cow Creek Station - Lyons, Kansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 20.852 W 098° 16.566
14S E 563255 N 4244623
Marker for important location along the Santa Fe Trail.
Waymark Code: WMEKD8
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 06/08/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 8

Text of marker:

Cow Creek Station

One mile south is the hand-dug well that served the U.S. Calvalry and Santa Fe Trail travelers in the 1860s

For five days in July, 1864, 600 Indians besieged a traing post near the well and a wagon train nearby. When the attackers tried to overrun the post, "Buffal Bill"" Mathewson fired a field cannon into the midst of several on horseback and afoot, ending the siege.

A later "Buffalo bill", William F. code, worked at the site briefly before moving tin 1867 to Ellsworth, where he gained teh cognomen by killing buffalo for teh railroadworkers.

Marker Name: Cow Creek Station

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker text:
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Marker Location: Rice

Name of agency setting marker: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Year Marker Placed: Not listed

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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