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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Harmon Park Swale

Picture of property Austin Harmon Park, 7700 Mission Rd
Prairie Village (Johnson County)
Listed in National Register Sep 21, 2018

Architect: Not Applicable
Category: transportation
Thematic Nomination: Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail (Amended 2013)

The Harmon Park Swale is located within a predominately residential portion of Prairie Village. This city park's single swale is situated along the combined route of the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails as it headed southwest out of Westport, Missouri (approximately five miles to the northeast) to present-day Gardner, Kansas (approximately 25 miles to the southwest) where the Santa Fe Trail split-off from the Oregon and California trail. The Harmon Park Swale is one of the few intact trail remains in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, as urban and suburban development has greatly encroached upon the trail in this region.

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