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Stop 25: Cattle Ford Used by Slayback

[Waypoint 39.032704 -94.524331]

This tour stop is located at the west end of E. 51st Street on the east side of the Blue River. According to the 1877 Jackson County Township 49, Range 33, plat map there was a road that crossed here (at the section line between Sections 26 and 35) near where a little creek enters the river. Flood control work has obliterated any trace of the ford at this location. Brush Creek flows into the Blue River about a half mile (downriver) northeast from here. Byram’s Ford is about one mile upriver (south) from this location.




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