3-Trails Corridor

Rice-Tremonti Home

This farmhouse was constructed in 1844 by Archibald and Sarah “Sallie” (Richmond) Rice and has survived as a Gothic-revival wonder. Several log structures—only one surviving to this day as “Aunt Sophia White’s Cabin”— once formed a sizable slave quarter for the extensive Rice family plantation. The trails west passed along the north and west side of the accommodating Rice home that travelers mentioned in letters and diaries.
Thanks to: David W. Jackson

Rice-Tremonti Home

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Amenities

Transportation

Local Bus Route Access:

Geocache

Cache Coordinates

POINT (-94.4818 39.003583)

Cache Description

A very short walk to the cache. Off-road parking available. Flat surface, lawn-type grass--well maintained. Be sure to visit Santa Fe Trail Geocaching to learn about the PASSPORT ACTIVITY to accompany this Geo Tour. This container is a military ammunition canister with an identifying Santa Fe Trail Association yellow sticker on the top of the box, under the handle and the dark green geocaching.com ID is on the side of the box with the information that provides coordinates, who set the cache and who to contact for information. Each cache contains a logbook to sign, a variety of items that provide information about the Santa Fe Trail as well as swag items. If you are participating in the Passport activity, the code word is located on the inside of the box, on the top of the lid and is clearly identified as Code Word.

Hint:
Make a wish --
Cache Difficulty:
1

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History

The Archibald and Sarah “Sallie” (Richmond) Rice family home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has changed little in the last 150+years and is a prime example not only for its architectural significance; but, also that it survived the Civil War when nearly every home in Jackson County was burned under an infamous order of martial law. It is also remarkable that that all of the trails west—Santa Fe, Oregon, and California--passed by these structures. Once comprising almost 1,500 acres farmed by numerous slaves, the Rice home is open to the public as the Rice-Tremonti Home and continues to tell the story of how families living along the western routes aided travelers, and were mentioned by diarists. Raytown historians, particularly Roberta Bonnewitz, have documented these instances over the last half century in numerous retail publications. Travelers progressed south to the Barnes Enclosure at Cave Spring where they found the perfect campsite.
Thanks to: David W. Jackson