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Kansas Historical Marker

Fort Dodge-camp Supply Military Road

Kansas State Historical Marker
Ford County
US-54, Ford County
Rest area northeast of Bloom

      The Fort Dodge-Camp Supply military road passed several hundred feet west of this marker. The route was established in 1868 during General Philip H. Sheridan's winter campaign against Indians in Texas and the Indian Territory. This ungraded prairie trail, approximately 90 miles long, was important for transporting supplies from Fort Dodge and Dodge City to Camp (later Fort) Supply, in present Oklahoma, and was an important link in the communications system of western outposts.