CHASE, RAYMOND, ALDEN
SANTA FE TRAIL POINTS OF INTEREST
Named after J.D Chase, Santa Fe Railroad Official
GUNSIGHT NOTCH L Ave., Between 3rd Rd. and 4th Rd., West of Chase
Several trail ruts converged to cross a low ridge west of Ralph’s Ruts and just south of Ave L. Sixty years of commercial traffic wore a wide notch in this ridge known to some trail buffs as "Gunsight Notch".
OLD SANTA FE DEPOT in Alden KS
PLUM BUTTES Corner of 3rd Rd. and L Ave., West of Chase
There were three large sand dunes on west of 3rd Avenue and just north of Ave L which were said to have been 80 to 100 feet high. This was usually the noon stop and was a landmark that could be seen after crossing Cow Creek. A DAR marker is located on west of Plum Buttes.
RALPH'S RUTS AND KERN'S RUTS 4th Rd., Between L Ave. and M Ave. (56 Hwy),
4 miles West of Chase
These are among the most prominent trail ruts to be found anywhere. They have become known among trail buffs as Ralph's Ruts, named after Ralph Hathaway, who was the proud owner of the pasture where Ralph’s Ruts are located. Kern’s Ruts are ruts in the pasture south of the Plum Buttes site.
Named after Emmons Raymond, Director of Topeka, Atchinson and Santa Fe railway
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