This is a petition to save Point of Rocks, a historical landmark west of Dodge City, Kansas. If you haven’t, please read Save “Point of Rocks”, then make your contribution to save this landmark by filling out the form below to send an email to Governor Sam Brownback, giving your endorsement of the efforts to save Point of Rocks.
A representative from KDOT called committee members on Tuesday, March 25 to announce that the state transportation department had agreed to meet the recommendation that the committee had presented to them on December 17, 2013. Representatives from the Great Western Cattle Trail Assoc.and the Dodge City Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Associaion, as well as the land owner of Point of Rocks, had expressed that they did not want the well-known landmark west of Dodge City deeply cut into or destroyed during the widening of Highway 50 from Dodge to Cimarron. It was suggested that instead of using the planned 60-foot wide median between the lanes, only a 16-foot median be constructed until the highway was passed the landmark–thus limiting the damage to the Point. The announcedment has also been on TV and in local newspapers this week. The highway project will begin in 2018. Thank you to all of you who helped us voice our opinion.
Gary and Margaret Kraisinger,
members of the Great Western Cattle Trail Assoc.
and the Dodge Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Assoc.
A BIG THANK YOU
To all the Dodge Citians, Kansans and people across the country who signed the Save the Point of Rocks petition and to State Representatives Ryckman,Estes and Ewy and State Senator Love, County Commissioners Tasset, Boys and Gillum for their great support in the effort to save as much as possible of the Point of Rocks and the Dodge City sign. Also a big thanks to K-DOT for being willing to compromise.
Dodge City/Fort Dodge/Cimarron Chapter
Santa Fe Trail Association
Kansas Chapter of the Great Western Cattle Trail Association
The Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association is in total support of the effort to “save” the historic Point of Rocks west of Dodge City, KS. From an[sic] historic viewpoint: The Dodge City Point of Rocks is a significant National Landmark!! […] It would be a shame to lose such a landmark when a bill is currently being presented to Congress to give the Cattle Trails (of which the Great Western Cattle Trail is part) National Historic status.
We are asking that when considering the viable options to expand Highway 50 between Dodge City and Cimarron, KS, that KDOT, Ford County, and other involved entities please consider the option that least damages this historic landmark.
Pat Palmer, President, Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association
LaDonna Hutton, President, National Santa Fe Trail Association
Signatures Collected So Far
This petition was signed at the National Santa Fe Trail Symposium, recently held at Ulysses, Kansas, for the purpose of saving as much of the Point of Rocks west of Dodge City as possible. Hopefully a redesign of this four lane highway project between Dodge City and Cimarron will keep this in mind.
Signatures Collected Online
2,538 sarah benson manhattan, Kansas Jan 14, 2015 2,537 arlene allen manhattan, Kansas Jan 14, 2015 2,536 shane bortz` liberal, k Jan 14, 2015 2,535 M.W. Carter Murfreesboro, TN Jan 11, 2015 2,534 Peggy Huffman Haviiland, Ks. Aug 19, 2014 2,533 John Backowski Goodyear, AZ Jul 13, 2014 2,532 JULIE NEYWICK SMOLAN, Kansas Jun 23, 2014 2,531 Zac Correll Plains, KS Jun 06, 2014 2,530 S N Davis Wichita, Kansas Jun 03, 2014 2,529 Stan Jordan Dodge City, Kansas May 30, 2014 2,528 James Bunzey vancouver, Washington Apr 20, 2014 2,527 alice gipson haysville, ks. Apr 10, 2014 2,526 Nicholas Heidrich Des Plaines, Illinois Mar 28, 2014 2,525 Gary Howard Wichita, Kansas Mar 24, 2014 2,524 Barbara Holmes Wichita, Kansas Mar 19, 2014 2,523 Dot Stegman Wichita, Kansas Mar 18, 2014 2,522 Warren Gilbert Colwich, Kansas Mar 17, 2014 2,521 Kelly Hinman Quinter, Kansas Mar 16, 2014 2,520 Terry Cooper Greeley, Colorado Mar 15, 2014 2,519 mark verhulst Mar 14, 2014 2,518 Carolyn Hilbert Wichita, Ks Mar 13, 2014 2,517 Francene Sharp Mar 13, 2014 2,516 LuAnn Gilkison Emporia, Lyon Mar 12, 2014 2,515 Fran Sutton Wichita, Kansas Mar 12, 2014 2,514 Craig Watson Park City, UT Mar 12, 2014 2,513 Doug Westrup Carrollton, tx Mar 12, 2014 2,512 Harvey Abbott Flushing, New york Mar 12, 2014 2,511 Toni McGill Emporia, Kansas Mar 12, 2014 2,510 Linda Niedbalski Lawrence, Kansas Mar 12, 2014 2,509 Rose Holt Cambridge, Kansas Mar 12, 2014 2,508 Charles E Jones Benton, Kansas Mar 11, 2014 2,507 Carrol Christian Russell, Kansas Mar 11, 2014 2,506 Max Williams Florence, KS Mar 11, 2014 2,505 Bessie Hoffman wichita, Kansas Mar 11, 2014 2,504 Dr. Elmo M. Davis Wichita,, KS Mar 11, 2014 2,503 Sarah Potter Lawrence, Kansas Mar 11, 2014 2,502 Tami Radohl Olathe, KS Mar 11, 2014 2,501 Gary Holwick Amarillo, Texas Mar 11, 2014 2,500 Jerry Mentzer Yates Center, Kansas Mar 11, 2014 2,499 Lydia Beason Goddard, Ks Mar 11, 2014 2,498 Gary Cox Wichita, Kansas Mar 11, 2014 2,497 Alan Stukenholtz dodge city, ks Mar 11, 2014 2,496 Beverly Smith North Newton, KS Mar 10, 2014 2,495 Pamela Wessling beloit, ks Feb 27, 2014 2,494 Cherry Arnold Feb 26, 2014 2,493 Margaret Moore Beloit, Kansas Feb 26, 2014 2,492 Susan Chase Bowdoinham, Maine Feb 21, 2014 2,491 Steve Schmidt McPherson, KS Feb 19, 2014 2,490 melinda stephenson leawood, kansas Feb 18, 2014 2,489 Dirk Oostveen pierceville , ks Feb 17, 2014