Fort Larned National Historic Site

Fort Larned was established in 1859 on the vast prairie in western Kansas near the midpoint of the Santa Fe Trail. As the major route of trade between Missouri and Santa Fe, there was an almost constant succession of freight caravans along the Trail. Plains Indians, alarmed by the seemingly endless stream of caravans disrupting their way of life, resisted passage of these latest arrivals through their homelands. Troops stationed at Fort Larned and several other military posts along the Trail protected mail coaches, freighters and other Trail traffic. As the site of an Indian Agency, Fort Larned also was instrumental in maintaining friendly relations with Plains Indians by distributing annuities promised to them by treaties. Today, with nine restored buildings, it is the best preserved Indian Wars military post on the Santa Fe Trail.

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Once you emerge from the massive blanket den of sleepy wonder, rub the sleep from your eyes, pull on the Free People...
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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
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