Murphy-Bromelsick HouseAbolitionist John Speer established a farmstead on this site shortly after his arrival in Kansas Territory in September 1854. A newspaper publisher from Pennsylvania, Speer became a part of the struggle to bring Kansas into the Union as a free, non-slave-holding state. As a pressman and political strategist, he was a founder of Lawrence, and he played a major role in the drama known as Bleeding Kansas.
|Placed By||Hobbs Park Memorial Fund|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:29pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 306993 N 4315293|
|Decimal Degrees||38.96536667, -95.22771667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 57.922', W 95° 13.663'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 57' 55.32" N, 95° 13' 39.78" W|
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|Area Code(s)||785, 913|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1000-1048 Delaware St, Lawrence KS 66044, US|
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