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Samuel Jones was an entrepreneur. He constructed Constitution Hall in 1856 and it is now a National Landmark. He was appointed Sheriff of Douglas County, Kansas, in 1856 by Territorial Governor Daniel Woodson. Sheriff Jones enforced the laws of th…
This well was hand dug when the town of Palmyra was established in 1857, it served travelers on the Santa Fe Trail, as well as townspeople. The well is 25 ft in diameter and 56 ft deep and about 17 ft to water.
First important repair stop on the Santa Fe Trail Blacksmith~~General Store~~Hotel Well~~Saw Mill~~Post Office Lawyer Settled 1856 Surveyed 1857 The Palmyra Association Donated the Land for Baker University and City of BaldwinSt…
Trinity Parish organized 1857 Original church consecrated July 29, 1859 on this site by Jackson Kemper, First Missionary Bishop of the Episcopal Church The present Gothic Revival style sanctuary was erected 1870-1873
The Fraternal Aid Society built a three story building on this site in 1904 Fire substantially destroyed the structure in 1930 Standard Mutual Life Insurance Company reconstructed this Renaissance Revival style building and occupied it from 19…
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Organized 1855 as the Methodist Episcopal Church This Richardsonian Romanesque style building was constructed 1889-1891 Initial worship held February 8, 1891 John G. Haskell, Architect Daniel Dahlene, Stonemason
This fountain is dedicated by the Woman Relief Corps Number 9, Department of Kansas, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic as an enduring memorial of perpetual service to the living, in loving remembrance of Comrade Robert S. and Mary J. McF…
Erected by Company H 20th Kansas Inft. U.S.V. Eighth Army Corps Spanish-American War 1898 - 1899
Free government does not bestow repose upon its citizens but sets them in the vanguard of battle to defend the liberty of every man. [Roll of 277 KU Honored Dead] [Cast bronze door panels, dedicated 1955, read] Achievement ? Courage ? Aspiration …
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