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The Vieux Crossing

Kansas State Historical Marker
      A few miles to the northwest, the Oregon-California Trail crossed Vermillion Creek, heading toward the Pacific from the jumping off towns on the Missouri River. The crossing was named for Louis Vieux, a Potawatomi leader of French and Native American lineage who established a toll bridge there in the 1850s.

    US-24, Pottawatomie County
    Roadside turnout, 2 miles west of Belvue