Santa Fe Trail Association

Dodge City/Fort Dodge/Cimarron Chapter
Points of Interest

"After leaving Pawnee Rock, the fear of the Indians was with us day and night...
and when we reached Fort Mackey on the Arkansas River, we breathed a sigh of relief."
— Marian Russell, near what would become Fort Dodge, 1852

The Black pool, Fort Dodge, Fort Mackey, Fort Mann, Fort Atkinson, the Caches, Point of Rocks, and the Cimarron Crossing locations are the significant points of interest.


Art Source: The painting featured at the top of this page was done by artist and SFTA member Doug Holdread.
Visit Doug's Website,

Our Mission
The mission of the Santa Fe Trail Association is to protect and preserve the Santa Fe Trail and to promote awareness of the historical legacy associated with it.  The Santa Fe Trail Association’s purposes are exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.