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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 4 0 Browse Search
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ransferred my headquarters from Leavenworth to Fort Hays, a military post near which the prosperous town of Hays City now stands. Fort Hays was just beyond the line of the most advanced settlements, and was then the terminus of the Kansas-Pacific railroad. For this reason it could be made a depot of supplies, and was a good point from which to supervise matters in the section of country to be operated in, which district is a part of the Great American Plains, extending south from the Platte River in Nebraska to the Red River in the Indian Territory, and westward from the line of frontier settlements to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, a vast region embracing an area of about 150,000 square miles. With the exception of a half-dozen military posts and a few stations on the two overland emigrant routes — the Smoky Hill to Denver, and the Arkansas to New Mexico-this country was an unsettled waste known only to the Indians and a few trappers. There were neither roads nor well-ma