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Kansas Historical Marker

Overland Trails

Kansas State Historical Marker
Johnson County
US-56, Johnson County
Roadside turnout, 1.5 miles southwest of Gardner.

      Here US-56 lies directly on the route of the Oregon-California and Santa Fe Trails. Nearby, the trails branched. On a rough sign pointing northwast were the words, Road to Oregon. Another marker directed travelers southwest along the road to Santa Fe.