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Fort Larned: Guardian of the Santa Fe Trail

 
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By Leo E. Oliva

Recognized during the 1860s as the most important military installation on the Western Plains, Fort Larned was founded in 1859 on the Santa Fe Trail to guard travel, commerce, and railroad construction during the Indian Wars. Life was a harsh and risky business for troops at the post, who endured disease, low pay, and short rations while patrolling a vast and rugged frontier.

Volume 3 in the Kansas Forts Series, listed below. This series, published by the Kansas State Historical Society, documents the history of eight important Kansas forts. Each book features a variety of historic photographs, illustrations, and maps.

104 pages, 6 x 9 inches, softcover

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