This Gateway to Kansas

This Gateway to Kansas (HM1BEH)

Location: Kansas City, KS 66101 Wyandotte County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.941', W 94° 37.205'

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Where the Kaw river joins the mighty Missouri in its sweep eastward, has witnessed many events of historical significance to this area, among them:

1804. Lewis and Clark, on their epic exploring trip assaying the new Louisiana Purchase, camped 3 days 4 blocks east.

1809. Louis Bartholet built a cabin 3 blocks south - first white settler.

1843. The Wyandotte Indians came from Ohio and purchased land from the Delaware tribe. The Wyandottes established a ferry on the Kaw 3 blocks east; their council house, school, and jail 1 block northeast; and Huron Indian cemetery 2 blocks west.

1855. First court house and postoffice 3 blocks northeast.

1859. Wyandotte Constitutional Convention drafted the Kansas State Constitution in session at Lipman's Hall, 5 blocks northeast.
Series This marker is part of the Kansas: Kansas Historical Society series
Marker Number115
Year Placed1965
Placed ByKansas State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 359939 N 4330863
Decimal Degrees39.11568333, -94.62008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.941', W 94° 37.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 56.46" N, 94° 37' 12.30" W
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Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 413 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City KS 66101, US
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