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Trails of the Smoky Hill

from Coronado to the cow towns

by Wayne C. Lee

  • 36 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Caxton Printers in Caldwell, Idaho .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Smoky Hill River Valley (Colo. and Kan.),
  • Butterfield Overland Trail.
    • Subjects:
    • Overland Mail Company -- History.,
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- Smoky Hill River Valley (Colo. and Kan.),
    • Smoky Hill River Valley (Colo. and Kan.) -- History.,
    • Butterfield Overland Trail.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Wayne C. Lee and Howard C. Raynesford.
      ContributionsRaynesford, Howard C., joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF687.S84 L43 1980
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 235 p. :
      Number of Pages235
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4748182M
      ISBN 100870042769
      LC Control Number78067199
      OCLC/WorldCa5676251

      "The Alum Cave trail is basically a 2 part trail: The first half, a milder mile hike to the Alum Cave overhang; and the 2nd part a strenuous continuation, of the remaining miles to the summit of Mt LeConte." "I had my 10 yr old and 15 yr old with us and they loved everything about this hike including the fact you could buy cookies and hot coco at the lodge as a day hiker but only. Trails of the Smoky Hill: from Coronado to the cow towns. Average Rating. Author.

      The Smoky Hill Trail headed directly towards the Denver area. Eventually, there were three main branches of this trail. For several years, the Smoky Hill Trail was a route for gold-seekers, wagon trains carrying freight, immigrants seeking a new life, stage coach lines; and, for a limited time, it supported the pony express mail service. Added to this lack of knowledge of the route to be taken, those who recommended the Smoky Hill trail had little knowledge of distance." [15] Another writer has commented, "Although it was the most direct, the Smoky was, due to scarcity of water, the hardest and most dangerous of the three great prairie roads from the Big Muddy to the Pike's.

      The Smoky Hill Trail was an American trail across the central Great Plains of North America in use from to [1] [2] Established in what was then Kansas Territory, it extended west from Atchison, Kansas on the Missouri River to Denver, spanning the length of what is today Kansas and the eastern portion of Colorado. [2] The trail was named after the Smoky Hill River whose course it. In , the Smoky Hill Trail Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a marker at the triangle formed by the original intersection of Hilltop Road and Flintwood Road at Hilltop. In , the marker had to be relocated due to new road construction and it was placed at the current 20 Mile House site.


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Trails of the Smoky Hill by Wayne C. Lee Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Smoky Hill Trail was one of the most significant trails in our countries frontier history. Lee's book was based primarily on the research of Howard Raynesford.

The book covers the history of the Smoky Hill Trail from it's beginning in Northeast Kansas to it's end in Denver, Colorado.

This is a true history of a significant part of the old west.5/5(4). All of these explorers found the Smoky Hill valley to be among the riches buffalo pastures on the continent. When gold was found in Cherry Creek and the miners and settlers soon learned that the Smoky Hill River and the trails that r Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press/5(7).

About this Item: Hard Pan Press, United States, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Come explore the Great Plains and Smoky Hill Trail, and learn the ways an archetypal coherence can powerfully link us to our individual and collective depths.

The Smoky Hill Trail was one of the most significant trails in our countries frontier history. Lee's book was based primarily on the research of Howard Raynesford. The book covers the history of the Smoky Hill Trail from it's beginning in Northeast Kansas to it's end in Denver, Colorado.

This is a true history of a significant part of the old west.5/5. The Smoky Hill Trail, which followed an ancient Indian trail along the Smoky Hill River, was soon blazed and became the fastest path to the goldfields.

The name of the trail was given for the Smoky Hill River which was surrounded by isolated buttes near Abilene, Kansas. As these landmarks often appeared to be surrounded by hazy smoke, both the.

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Margaret Long. s.n., - Sports & Recreation - pages. 0 Reviews. The Smoky Hill Trail was an American trail across the central Great Plains of North America in use from to Established in what was then Kansas Territory, it extended west from Atchison, Kansas on the Missouri River to Denver, spanning the length of what is today Kansas and the eastern portion of Colorado.

The trail was named after the Smoky Hill River whose course it paralleled for. The Smoky Hill Trail then followed the Smoky Hill River across Kansas and into the High Plains of eastern Colorado and on to the front range of the Rocky Mountains terminating in Denver, Colorado.

The Trail had various branches, including along the Republican River. Read the “brown book” (Hiking Trails of the Smokies) or Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains: Comprehensive Guide by Kenneth Wise these books provide you tons of the information about the trails elevation, terrain, creeks, old homesteads, and other info.

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This book is all you will ever need for any existing hiking trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It details hundreds of trails and includes a trail map of the park.

Each trail description is highlighted with an altitude profile that shows elevation changes over mileage. The smoky Hill Trail which ran the full length of Smoky Hill Valley and beyond was considered the most dangerous crossing of the plains.

Not a mile of that two hundred mile section of the trail that crossed Western Kansas escaped repeated conflicts with the hostiles.

Recently reprinted, this is the best overview of the history of the Smoky Hill Trail, with maps and illustrations, paper cover. Related Products Customers Also Viewed. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvi, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Responsibility: by Wayne C.

Lee and Howard C. Raynesford. The names and location of Stations in the State of Colorado, are taken from the book, "The Smoky Hill Trail" by Margaret Long, M.D. The Mileage's that are in (***) are taken from the Survey Report as Listed.

Station Along The Butterfield Overland Dispatch - Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Leavenworth County. SMOKY HILLS ONE OF KANSAS' HISTORIC TRAILS.

A recent feature story on historic trails through Kansas omitted reference to the Smoky Hill (or Butterfield) Trail, which traversed the full length of northern Kansas from the Missouri River to Denverbefore a part of Kansas Territory.

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Etnier. Graphics by Michael Etnier. Want to hike all the trails in the Smoky Mountains?. The book also includes anecdotal stories of trail development in some of America's oldest and most iconic national parks, including the Great Smoky Mountains.

You can order your copy from Amazon by clicking here. You can also read a short excerpt from the book, or read a review from the Appalachian Mountain Club (on page 6). The park's bookstores are operated by Great Smoky Mountains Association, a nonprofit partner of the park.

Profits generated by your purchases are donated to educational, scientific, and historical projects in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Shop online or visit a bookstore at the following park locations: Sugarlands Visitor Center. Jed jumped on his horse and rode swiftly away in the direction of Smoky Hill Trail.

The weekly stage left Denver the following day for Kansas City. There was likely to be a shipment of gold from the mines on board as well as passengers who could be relieved of any : Mark Falcon.