Review Of Lone Elm Activities

Lone Elm Swale

Lone Elm Campground was a busy campground on the Independence route of the Santa Fe-Oregon-California trails from about 1821 to 1870.

Signmasters Report

Captain's Creek Crossing

Several attempts have been made in the past by trail groups to verify the location of the Captain’s Creek Crossing of the Oregon-California Trail, east of Douglas County Line.

Wilderness Expedition: A Fun Challenge

Johnson County

Sixteen people turned out on Saturday morning, November 4th, in answer to Trails Head Chapter President Bill Bullard’s invitation to our first chapter expedition. Trails Head members met in the Wilderness Park section of northwest Johnson County, Kansas.

Lone Elm Park Dedication

Lone Elm Park

This article covers the events at the Lone Elm Park dedication, and its connection to the Santa Fe Trail and the Lone Elm Campground site. Page 4 specifically mentions the archaeological investigations that have been done in and around this Read More …

Park Revives Lone Elm Site

Lone Elm Park on Santa Fe Trail

This Kansas City Star newspaper article gives the story of the Lone Elm site. The reporter specifically mentions artifacts that have been excavated from the site in the article from 2003.

Lone Elm Campground Historical Marker

This webpage gives information about the historical marker for Lone Elm Campground. Located in the city of Olathe in Johnson County, Kansas, Lone Elm Campground, formerly known as Round Grove, was used as a campsite by pioneers headed west along Read More …