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In 1976 the Oklahoma Historical Society published Mark of Heritage. Written by Muriel Wright, George Shirk, and Kenny Franks, this publication contains information about historic sites and historical markers in Oklahoma.
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Fort Nichols
Cimarron County
Frontier legend Kit Carson established Fort Nichols in 1865 to guard travelers along the Santa Fe Trail. Stone buildings were constructed. Troops occupied the fort for less than a year. One can see a fine trace of the Santa Fe Trail from the site.
Located on OK-325, 16 miles west and 3 1/2 miles north of Boise City

Mormon Battalion
Cimarron County
The Mormon Battalion crossed into present-day Oklahoma on September 19, 1846, and camped just north and west of Boise City enroute to Mexico as part of General Kearney's Army during the War with Mexico. When they reached Mexico the war was over. The Army was ordered to form a trail to San Diego. At San Diego they built a courthouse. They were then ordered to Los Angeles, then back to San Diego, where they were discharged.
Located on the Santa Fe Trail northwest of Boise

Santa Fe Trail
Cimarron County
The Santa Fe Trail provided one of the earliest contacts with the Southwest. Running 780 miles from Independence, Missouri, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, it cut across the Oklahoma Panhandle and became an important trade route that was patrolled by army troops. The heaviest traffic came in 1849 as Easterners headed for the gold fields in California. The trail remained in use until the railroads came in 1880.
Located on OK-325, 16 miles west and 3 1/2 miles north of Boise City

Santa Fe Trail
Cimarron County
See Santa Fe Trail
Located on county road at Oklahoma-New Mexico state line 27 miles west and one mile south of Boise City (DAR)

Santa Fe Trail
Cimarron County
See Santa Fe Trail
Located on OK-287, nine miles north of Boise City.

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