The Caches Monument

Bill Bunyan
Special to the Globe
The Caches Monument is located west of Dodge City on 107 Road and Highway 50.

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 big white Caches Monument west of Dodge City on 107 Road and Highway 50. The monument was placed in the 1920's and re-built in the 1930's due to highway construction. It highlights the Caches, Fort Mann and Fort Atkinson.

Due to the upcoming highway construction the monument will have to be moved by KDOT and re-set.

Visit 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.