7 mi S.W.
Established in May 1865, by Kit Carson, hero of Valverde and Brig. Gen., New Mexico Volunteers, to guard Santa Fe Trail and furnish escorts for caravans engaged in Santa Fe trade. Santa Fe Trail crossed this highway here and was first traveled by William Beknell's expedition from Missouri in 1823.
Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission 1940
On highway 325 between Boise City and Kenton, Oklahoma
More Pictures: National Register of Historical Places
Camp Nichols *** (added 1966 - Site - #66000628)Links:
Also known as Camp Nichols Ranch
3 mi. NE of Wheeless on Ranch Rd., WheelessHistoric Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Transportation, Exploration/Settlement
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Historic Function: Domestic, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Camp, Road-Related
Current Function: Agriculture/Subsistence
Current Sub-function: Agricultural Fields
Kit Carson (December 24, 1809 - May 23, 1868), born Christopher Houston Carson, was an American frontiersman.