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Black Jack Highway Park

Black Jack Park House

Located on US 56 Highway, approximately three miles east of Baldwin City, the Black Jack Highway Park is maintained by the Kansas Department of Transportation to commemorate what many say was one of the first battles of the Civil War that took place nearby in 1856.

An authentic log cabin is situated in the park and contains many antiques from the Santa Fe Trail era. A small footbridge and trail connects the park to the Ivan Boyd Prairie Preserve, located immediately south, containing evidence of wagon ruts carved into the prairie as part of the Santa Fe Trail.

Street Address: 
163 East 2000 Road, Wellsville, KS 66092, USA
Black Jack Park House
The Ivan Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve
Black Jack Park Sign
Santa Fe Trail Marker
Black Jack Highway Park
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