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Fort Larned National Historic Site
U.S. Historic district
U.S. National Historic Site
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Fort Larned Flagpole and Commissary Building
Location Pawnee County, Kansas, Kansas route 156, USA
Nearest city Larned, Kansas
Area 718 acres (2.91 km²)
Built 1860
Architect Quartermaster Dept., U.S. Army
Visitation 31,551 (2005)
NRHP reference No. 66000107
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Designated NHS August 31, 1964

Fort Larned National Historic Site is a place that preserves Fort Larned. Fort Larned was a fort that was used from 1859 to 1878. It is about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) west of Larned, Kansas, United States.

History

The Camp on Pawnee Fork was built on October 22, 1859. it was created to protect people along the Santa Fe Trail from angry American Indians.


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