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Pawnee Rock

Kansas State Historical Marker
Barton County
U.S. 56, roadside park, west of Pawnee Rock. , KS, USA
      A mile northeast is Pawnee Rock, a famous landmark on the Santa Fe Trail. Considered the mid-point of the long road between Missouri and New Mexico, Pawnee Rock was a symbol of challenges overcome. Many early travelers mentioned it in their journals, and many of them scratched their names into its soft surface.