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This marks the route of the Santa Fe Trail from Kansas City to Santa Fe 1822 - 1880
(Main marker):South of this park are 18 acres of virgin prairie. Purchased 1967 by Douglas County from Russell Hays for a permanent prairie preserve and historic site. Evidence of Santa Fe Trail plainly visible. Original site of D.A.R, marker was …
This "battle" was part of the struggle to make Kansas a free state. In May, 1856, Proslavery men destroyed buildings and newspaper presses in Lawrence, Free-State headquarters. John Brown's company then killed five Proslavery men on Pottawatomie C…
(Left marker):The Battle of Black Jack"Civil War in Kansas!""Let not the knives of pro-slavery men be sheathed while there is one abolitionist in the Territory."Squatter, Sovereign, proslavery newspaper in Atchison, Kansas Territory, June 10, 1856…
(Main Marker):First Battle between Free and Slave States fought on these grounds June 2, 1856 (Secondary Marker):Deeded to Kansas 1917
Erected this building and opened its door for instruction November 22, 1858Werner Renick Davis, PresidentThe trustees realizing their financial inability to construct a building to meet their dreams of the future requirements of the college, erect…
Two weeks after Kansas was officially opened for settlement, the state's oldest city was born. The date was June 12, 1854, and the town was named for nearby Fort Leavenworth. In September, type for the first regular weekly newspaper in Kansas w…
Santa Fe Trail followed high landto the SW of this marker.Two miles south of here the Marion TownCompany laid out the Town of Marionin honor of Gen. Francis Marion, "TheSwamp Fox" of Revolutionary War fame.Town well, Blacksmith Shop, two storesand…
D.A.R. Marker is near the site of the Baden Post Officewhich had intermittent existencebetween 1883 and 1891.Simmons Point,a stagecoach relay station,was 2 ½ miles east on the Old Trail.
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