Pioneering the Trail

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Walnut River Crossing

Walnut Creek Crossin

 The California-Osage trail drops down into the rocky limestone bed of the Walnut River through cut downs on both banks   and crosses north to rise up a steep tree studded bank of Burr Oak, Hackberry and Elm, then winding its way past the Conner cabin site located on the property now owned by Mike and Monica Thompson. The wagon swales on either side of the trail are still evident today


The Conner Cabin
The Conner Historical Marker
Conner cabin at the El Dorado Museum-Gary Dissette, Mark Voth, Bob Andersen, Brian Martin and Jack Fletcher

The Conner Cabin was located on the Cherokee Trail right after the travelers crossed the Walnut River.