Fort Riley to Fort Kearney Trails

City of Scandia

The path of the Ft. Riley to Ft. Kearney Road through Republic County, Kansas, holds a story of its own. The road was significant to the exploration and settlement of the west by the pioneers and the U.S. military. This road marks an important part of history that the City of Scandia believed should be preserved. With funding from the Republic County Community Foundation the City was able to install a historical sign that shows the path and tells the story of the road.

"We accomplished everything we planned to with the installation of the sign. In fact, in the days following its installation, and prior to this follow up report, we have already witnessed a few travelers stopping by and looking at it. With this project, a little more of the area's history has been preserved for future generations," said grantee Jared Gile.