The Nicodemus re-enactors gather at the Ellis Depot to portray the arrival of the settlers in 1877. Phil Martin portrays W.R. Hill standing next to Victor Williams, portraying Rev. Roundtree, leaders of the group.
The Waltz Farm
A satisfying waypoint along the trail where the wary travelers could quench their thirst at the well on the Waltz farm. Leroy and cousin, Al Longstaff describe the worn path across the property in a historic photo.
Wagon ruts still visible on the Nicodemus wagon trail.
One mile west of Leroy Walz’s farm wagon ruts can be easily seen on the old ‘Nicodemus Wagon Trail’ - 390th Rd. in Graham County.
Re-enactors: Berrie Tompkins and Roger Clark
Buffalo Soldiers, Roger Clark and Barrie Tompkins portray soldiers from Fort Hays patrolling along the Saline River during the Ellis Trail Tour..
Re-enactors: Steven Jones and Tom Wellington.
Re-enactors Steve Jones and Tom Wellington portray partners Hall and McCabe discussing their arrival at Happy Hollow where they and other settlers spent the night in route to Nicodemus.