The Chilton Monument

Bill Bunyan
Special to the Globe
For week 7 of the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail, the Chilton Monument is located in Chilton Park on Manor Drive in Dodge City.

For the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail the Dodge City/Fort Dodge/Cimarron chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association is spotlighting sites along the trail in Ford and Gray Counties.

This week we are highlighting the Chilton Monument located in Chilton Park on Manor Drive in Dodge City. It was erected in the 1930's to commemorate Major Robert J. Chilton who was the officer in charge at the 1853 treaty with the Sothern Plains Tribes at Fort Atkinson. Visit the websites www.santafetrail.org and www.santafetrail200.org for information about the trail.

Also information about the Santa Fe Trail can be found on Facebook. For local information contact Bill Bunyan in Dodge City at 620-227-8203 and Deb Calhoun in Cimarron at 620-339-9616.