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Fort Nichols
Cimarron County
Location: on OK-325, 16 miles west and 3 1/2 miles north of Boise City
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.




Mormon Battalion
Cimarron County
Location: on the Santa Fe Trail northwest of Boise
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.




Santa Fe Trail
Cimarron County
Location: on OK-325, 16 miles west and 3 1/2 miles north of Boise City
Material: Granite
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.




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




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




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