Margaret Evelyn Whittemore
American (b. 1897)
Post Office Oak, Council Grove [Kansas], c. 1940
Lithograph with hand watercolor
8×7 IN.

At the base of the Post Office Oak in Council Grove travelers on Santa Fe Trail left messages for incoming and outgoing wagon's trains. At the base of the tree was a cache for that purpose. This oak was located on the old camp ground of the trailsman known as Madonna Park.

$ 250