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Harper County
Location: on US-64, eleven miles east of Buffalo
Material: Granite
Topics: Government, Retail, Urban Development, Industry/Business, Transportation, Settlement Patterns

The town of Charleston was named for Charles Eilerts who was appointed postmaster on May 18, 1901. The town had two general stores, a drug store, a newspaper, a livery stable, and a doctor until the railroad bypassed it in 1920.

Fort Dodge-Camp Supply Trail

Harper County
Location: on US-183 in Buffalo
Material: Aluminum
Topics: Military, Transportation, Mass Communication, Territorial Period 1861–1907

The 7th Cavalry first used this military trail in November of 1868, carrying 1,000 men and 400 wagons to set up Camp Supply, Indian Territory. The army later built a telegraph line along the route from Fort Dodge to Camp Supply and other forts. With the coming of the railroads, usage of the trail diminished.

Western Cattle Trail/Yelton Store

Harper County
Location: on county road, nine miles north and eight miles west of Buffalo
Material: Granite
Topics: Ranching, Transportation, Territorial Period 1861–1907

From 1874 to 1893, millions of cattle and horses were driven from Texas through what became western Oklahoma over the westernmost of the famous cattle trails. The trail crossed the Red River and Doan's Crossing in Jackson County and continued north to Dodge City, Kansas.

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