An Agricultural Mission

An Agricultural Mission (HMWA9)

Location: Highland, KS 66035 Doniphan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 51.821', W 95° 13.749'

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The Presbyterian Board of Missions sent the Reverend Samuel M. Irvin to this area to establish an agricultural mission for the Iowa and Sac & Fox, who survived by hunting. Irvin tried to teach them to farm and raise livestock but had little success. Then the missions board changed its approach. It thought if the children of the tribes could learn these practices from an early age, their culture could be changed.

[Inset photo caption reads] The Reverend Samuel Irvin and his wife, Eliza, were sent to the area in 1837 to establish the Highland Presbyterian Mission.
HM NumberHMWA9
Marker Number3
Placed ByKansas Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 1:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 309333 N 4415005
Decimal Degrees39.86368333, -95.22915000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 51.821', W 95° 13.749'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 51' 49.26" N, 95° 13' 44.94" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 79 Elgin Rd, Highland KS 66035, US
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