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Bandstand in Humboldt City Square image, Click for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
Bandstand in Humboldt City Square
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — 50th Anniversary of Humboldt
Bandstand erected 1907 commemorating 50th Anniversary of Humboldt Plaque presented to City of Humboldt July 4, 1976 "Bicentennial" — Map (db m57434) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Abel Secrest
Farmer Abel Secrest was shot by Confederates Oct. 14, 1861 after refusing to give up his mules. — Map (db m57471) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Aunt Polly Crosby's Cabin Site
Aunt Polly Crosby, First Mother of the Church, Poplar Grove Baptist. Site of her cabin. — Map (db m57483) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Block House Recruiting Station
A Block House was built here, used as a recruting station, part of Log Town. — Map (db m57482) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Civil War Monument
Dedicated to the Citizens of Humboldt, Kansas, past and present, who believe the strength of a community lies in its faith in God and each other, its integrity, and its commitment to freedom for all. Humboldt, Kansas "A Delightful Place" . . . — Map (db m57436) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Colonel Irvine
Confederate Col. Irvine invited himself to supper at the Wakefield's, sparing the house from burning. — Map (db m57480) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Colonel Orlin Thurston
Commanded Allen County Troops Found dying Secrest Saw Mill Owner. State Senator. Founded Newspaper. Abolitionist. — Map (db m57472) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Confederate Soldier
was shot here Oct. 14, 1861, as he tried to remove Union flag. — Map (db m57465) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — George Alexander Sweatt
George A. Sweatt Park is named for Humboldt native, George Sweatt, born December 12, 1893. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1912. Following military service in World War I, he attended Pittsburg State University from 1920 to 1922. A good . . . — Map (db m57489) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — German Evangelical Church, 1860
Under the brick veneer is the framework of the original German Evangelical Church, 1860. — Map (db m57473) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Humboldt Underground Railroad
On the East Bank [of the Neosho River], escaped slaves traveled through caves and tunnels to secret Underground Railroad stations. — Map (db m57486) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — J. A. Coffey
Founder of Humboldt 1857 and Coffeyville 1869 — Map (db m57469) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Kate Burnett
Kate Burnett saved $25,000 in land warrants by hiding them in tall grass behind Land Office. — Map (db m57463) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Neosho River Log Town
Among scrub oaks along the Neosho [River], log town housed soldiers of the Kansas 9th — Map (db m57466) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — O'Brien's Mill
Home Guard quartered at O'Brien's Mill. Confederate soldiers burned the mill. — Map (db m57487) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Rev. D. D. Payne — 1844 - 1918

First Pastor Poplar Grove Baptist Church — Map (db m80597) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Sad Saga of Vegetarian Creek — .7M South Turn Left
In Mid-March, 1856, the first emigrants of the Vegetarian Settlement Company set out for the Neosho River Valley in Kansas Territory. Henry S. Clubb promoted Kans. Terr. as a permanent home for believers in Vegetarianism, hydropahty, and . . . — Map (db m57499) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Sophia Fussman
During burning of Humboldt, Sophia Fussman saved valuables on a feather bed thrown down her well. — Map (db m57470) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Veterans Memorial
Lest We Forget Those Who Serve [Armed Forces and POW/MIA Emblems] — Map (db m57430) WM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Veterans Memorial
Memorial to Veterans of All Wars In Memory of Vicksburg Post No. 72 Grand Army of the Republic 1861 - 1865 Lawton Circle No. 97 Ladies of the G.A.R. — Map (db m66605) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Walter Johnson Birth Site
On November 6, 1887, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Walter Perry Johnson was born on this farm site. In 1901, he moved with his family into the town of Humboldt. During a career with the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927, he became famous for . . . — Map (db m57497) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Iola — A.W. Beck — November 10, 1845 - June 18, 1931

A.W. Beck was responsible for the development of the buildings on east Madison from Jefferson to South Avenues (viewed on the other side of this sign). Mr. Beck was an instrumental business leader from 1870 to 1928. He brought many new ideas . . . — Map (db m83701) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Andrews Auto Stores

This building was located at the corner of North Street and Jackson Avenue. It was torn down to accommodate the construction of a new City Hall. Although it says Andrews Auto store, it was said that he had everything, if he could find it. — Map (db m83602) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — 53 — Boyhood Home of General Funston
Frederick Funston, five feet four and slightly built, went from this farm to a life of amazing adventure. Youthful exploring expeditions in this country were followed by two years in the Arctic from which he returned down the Yukon river 1,500 . . . — Map (db m53285) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Cornstalks at Shannon's

This (circa 1900) photo was taken in front of TB Shannon's business. Note the size of the cornstalks. — Map (db m83609) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Doctor O.L. Garlinghouse — (1870 - 1949)

Dr. O.L. Garlinghouse was believed to be ahead of his time in his medical practice. His office was equipped with x-ray and electrotherapy and was located in the building in the photo on the other side of this sign. — Map (db m83549) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — East Jackson Street Businesses

[Top photo caption reads] Notice Iola's 1st horse-drawn ambulances and hearse in front of Culbertson's building. The top floor, as well as the west entrance on the bottom was used for Culbertson's mortuary business, and the east side was an . . . — Map (db m83588) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — East Jackson Street Businesses

[Top photo caption reads] The YMCA was built in this block in 1907. It featured an indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, and various sporting amenities. The cost of upkeep led to the building being torn down.

[Bottom photo caption reads] . . . — Map (db m83599) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — East Madison Avenue Businesses

[Top photo caption reads] This picture was taken in the early 50's looking east from the Madison Avenue and South Street intersection. Businesses on the block at that time were Cooksey Drug, JC Penney Co., Hoover Drug, Dr. Philip W. Waugh, . . . — Map (db m83699) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — EP Brigham — 05/19/1859 - 08/14/1937

EP Brigham was an entrepreneur in Iola in the late 1800s. He owned various businesses throughout Iola that sold anything from hay, to hardware, to groceries, to china. Brigham started his first business as a fresh butcher where he sold quail . . . — Map (db m83543) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Founders of the Iola Public Library

These women were some of the first ladies of Iola. In the 1800s, they established the first Iola Public Library, located on the second floor of the L.L. Northrup Banking House.

Pictured front row: Mrs. A.W. Beck, Hazel Bowlus (Tom's sister) . . . — Map (db m83612) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Fred Horton — 10/31/1864 - 11/15/1940

At the request of L.L. Northrup, Fred Horton came to Iola to drill the oil and gas wells of Allen County. Horton's office was located in the back of what is now the Allen County Historical Museum at the south end of this block. — Map (db m83650) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — General Frederick Funston — In Memory Of

This tablet placed by the Frederick Funston Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Humboldt, Kansas 1928 — Map (db m94956) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — George A. Bowlus — May 1, 1841 - July 14, 1908

George A. Bowlus started the Bank of Allen County which was the second bank in Iola, located on this block between South Street and Washington Avenue. George was one of several business men who was instrumental in paying for the trolley tracks . . . — Map (db m83672) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Granny Cowden — (1814 - 1896)

Granny Cowden was believed to have been the 1st white woman in Kansas. You can visit her grave in the Civil War section at the Iola Cemetery west of town on Highway 54. You can also find out more about her in the Allen County Historical Museum . . . — Map (db m83584) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Intersection of Madison and Washington

[Top photo caption reads] This photo was taken in 1910 when the Ringling Bros. Circus performers and animals paraded around town. At that time, the circus drew a huge crowd.

[Bottom photo caption reads] This is the intersection of . . . — Map (db m83665) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Iola Colborn — 1/13/1832 - 1/25/1911

Iola Colborn was the wife of Josiah Colborn, one of the founders of Iola. During a town meeting, a nomination was made to name the town after her. Mr. and Mrs. Colborn owned land from the town square to the river. Iola gave birth to the first . . . — Map (db m83517) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Iola Kiosk

This 1907 picture of the old Iola Kiosk, located on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn, displayed weather data for many years and was also used as a town bulletin board. The structure contained about 3,300 pounds of cast iron and about . . . — Map (db m83716) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Iola Police Department

The Iola Kansas Police Department formed in 1880. These are photos of officers from the early 1900s. — Map (db m83603) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Iola State Bank and Madison Avenue

[Top photo caption reads] Looking west on Madison Avenue, you can see the street trolley cars and the horse and buggies. The architecture of the buildings remains the same 110 years later.

[Bottom photo caption reads] The Iola State . . . — Map (db m83519) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — John Walter Scott — 8/29/1823 - 1/1/1899

1859 was a monumental year for John Walter Scott. He was elected president of the 1st Iola Town Company, was a county commissioner, and was a member of the legislature. Each of the 60 plus town company members had to make a substantial . . . — Map (db m83554) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Josiah Colborn — 02/07/1829 - 06/16/1904

Josiah Colborn was one of the founding fathers and first businessmen of Iola. He was the husband of Iola Colborn, Iola's namesake. — Map (db m83596) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — L.L. Northrup — (1819 - 1896)

L.L. Northrup owned the first Iola bank and a huge lumber company. These businesses encompassed almost the entire block. He was instrumental in getting the railroads and financing the growth of Iola. — Map (db m83608) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Madison Avenue and the Allen County Courthouse

[Top photo caption reads] This picture was taken standing in the intersection of South Street & Madison Avenue, looking west. Notice all the different forms of transportation represented in the picture: walking, bicycle, cars, tracks from . . . — Map (db m83681) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Major General Frederick Funston — September 11, 1865 - February 19, 1917

Frederick Funston was born in Ohio and moved to Kansas with his parents in the spring of 1868 at the age of 2. Nicknamed "Fearless Freddy," he was of slight build - be sure to check out the life size statue in front of the Funston Home and . . . — Map (db m83656) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — McCook Post No. 51 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
This memorial in memory of Union soldiers who fell in battle was dedicated on May 31, 1909, and maintained by McCook Post No. 51, G.A.R. In 1998 the statue was refurbished and a new pedestal was erected. On June 2, 2001 this Monument . . . — Map (db m34600) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Nimrod Hankins — March 1, 1831 - Feb 22, 1905

Nimrod Hankins came to Cofachique, Allen County's first settlement and county seat, in 1855 when KS was still a territory. Enlisted into Company E the 9th KS Calvary [sic - Cavalry] when the Civil War broke out and rose to the rank of 1st . . . — Map (db m83657) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — North Jefferson Avenue Businesses

[Top photo caption reads] This building was owned by Dr. O.L. Garlinghouse who had a medical practice on the second floor. Notice the awnings are on the side of the building facing the afternoon sun. Air conditioning was non-existent at this . . . — Map (db m83548) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — North Jefferson Avenue Businesses

[Top photo caption reads] These buildings were developed after 1910. During this period, there were a number of meat markets throughout Iola. With the lack of refrigeration, people had to buy fresh meat daily.

[Bottom photo caption reads] . . . — Map (db m83551) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Northrup Bank

[Top photo caption reads] On the corner is Northrup's second bank building, which replaced Northrup's Lumber Yard that encompassed most of the block. Fire destroyed the bank in January of 1949.

[Bottom photo caption reads] On the east . . . — Map (db m83606) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Northrup Bank and North Washington Street Businesses

[Top photo caption reads] Pictured here is Iola's 1st bank: L.L. Northrup Banking House. It was one of the 1st buildings on the square. The second story housed the 1st Iola Library.

[Bottom photo caption reads] An early 1900s view of . . . — Map (db m83617) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — South Jefferson Avenue Businesses

[Top photo caption reads] East Side Cafe became Harts Lunch by the 1940s and was a local teenage hangout. Both restaurants were a favorite for homemade hamburgers and pies.

[Bottom photo caption reads] Originally, this building had a . . . — Map (db m83545) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — South Jefferson Avenue Businesses

[Top photo caption reads] This photo was taken looking north on Jefferson Avenue. The building on the corner was the 2nd building for the Allen County Courthouse in Iola. Notice the brick streets. Iola housed numerous brick plants during this . . . — Map (db m83715) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — South Washington Street Businesses

[Top photo caption reads] This view is looking north on Washington Avenue from Madison Avenue. These buildings are made of stone and wood, as many buildings were prior to the many brick plants of Iola. Notice the wood plank sidewalks. This . . . — Map (db m83648) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — T. B. Shannon General Merchandise

[Top photo caption reads] T.B. Shannon is pictured on the left. He was a very innovative businessman of the times. His first business was a hardware store, which sold merchandise of all kinds. Through the years, his inventory included . . . — Map (db m83610) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Town of Iola
When the town of Iola was organized in January, 1859 Josiah E. Colborn was one of the founders who named the town after Mrs. Colburn whose given name was Iola She and her husband rest here This tablet is . . . — Map (db m34607) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Iola — Views of Madison Avenue

[Top photo caption reads] This photo was taken in the 1800s of the 2 block area on the south side of the square before the first courthouse was constructed in the center.

[Bottom photo caption reads] 1900 photo is taken of a . . . — Map (db m83651) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Iola — World Wars Memorial
1917 - 1918 The American Legion In memory of those whose final resting place is known to God alone U.S. Army James E. Cook 1944 • Rex L. Johnson 1944 A. W. Redding Jr. 1943 • Joseph H. Wood 1942 U.S. Navy Howard N. Belvoir . . . — Map (db m72039) WM
Kansas (Allen County), Moran — Civil War Memorial
In memory of Our Fallen Comrades May 30, 1893 — Map (db m71279) WM
Kansas (Anderson County), Garnett — Anderson County Courthouse

National Register of Historic Places

A Bicentennial Gift of Four Winds Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1974 ————————— The Anderson County Courthouse 100 Year . . . — Map (db m89198) HM

Kansas (Anderson County), Garnett — Civil War Memorial
In memory of our soldiers who fought in the Great Rebellion of 1861 and 1865 — Map (db m72040) WM
Kansas (Anderson County), Garnett — Garnett Caboose

This ATSF caboose was located in a rail yard in East St. Louis, Illinois. It was owned by the Kansas City Southern Lines and was given to the Garnett, Kansas Lions club. The Lions with financial assistance from the Lake Garnett Racing Assn. . . . — Map (db m89209) HM

Kansas (Anderson County), Garnett — Replica of the Statue of Liberty

Presented to The Citizens of Garnett by Ben and Lena Kay honoring Garnett Boy Scout Troop No. 126

July 4, 1950 — Map (db m89195) HM

Kansas (Anderson County), Garnett — World War Veterans Memorial

In memory of our World War Veterans from Anderson Co. — Map (db m89199) WM

Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — "Grand Village des Canzes" — Atchison County Historic Site — Lifeways of the Kanza
Independence Creek was noted as the main settlement of the Kanza Tribe as far back as 1673. By the time French explorer Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont arrived in 1724 this was considered an old village and the capital of the Kanza nation. This . . . — Map (db m52993) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — "the water...contains a half...Glass of ooze"
"The water we drink or the Common water of the missourie at this time, contains a half a Comm Wine Glass of ooze or mud to every pint-" William Clark June 21, 1804 The Missouri River of Lewis and Clark's era was wild and unpredictable. It . . . — Map (db m44801) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — "this day being...the 4th of July"
The U.S. Army expedition led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark camped in this vicinity on July 4, 1804. In honor of the nation's 28th birthday, expedition members fired the swivel cannon on the bow of their keelboat once in the morning . . . — Map (db m52994) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — "walked on Shore above this Creek"
"...Capt. Lewis walked on Shore above this Creek and discovered a high moun from the top of which he had an extensive view, 3 paths Concentering at the moun..." William Clark July 4, 1804 The U.S. Army expedition led by Captains Meriwether . . . — Map (db m44812) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — 4th of July, 1804 Creek
July 4, 1804 William Clark recorded in his journal that on this date, the Corps of Discovery "Passed a Creek 12 yrs. wide...comeing out of an extensive Prarie reching within 200 yeards of the river, as this Creek has no name, and . . . — Map (db m44786) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Amelia Earhart was born July 24, 1897 in the home of her grandparents, Alfred G. and Amelia Harres Otis. The home was constructed circa 1860. The Birthplace Museum is owned by The Ninety-Nines, Inc. International Organization of Women . . . — Map (db m44630) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Amelia Earhart Historic District
Listed on the National Register on Feb. 1, 2002. It reflects the varied architectural tastes of Atchison's early residents. It contains a collection of architecturally significant building types dating from 1860 - 1928. — Map (db m44633) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Astronauts of the Shuttle Columbia
In honor of these astronauts who perished serving their country in space on the Shuttle Columbia, February 1, 2003 Rick D. Husband, Commander Wiliam C. McCool, Pilot Michael P. Anderson, Mission Specialist David Brown, Mission . . . — Map (db m47686) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — 11 — Atchison
On July 4, 1804, Lewis and Clark exploring the new Louisiana Purchase, camped near this site. Fifty years later the town was founded by Proslavery men and named for Sen. D. R. Atchison. The Squatter Sovereign, Atchison's first newspaper, was an . . . — Map (db m77888) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Atchison County Courthouse
On the Register of National Historic Places — Map (db m44653) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Atchison County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
On the Register of National Historic Places — Map (db m44776) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Atchison County World War I Memorial
Let us hold in grateful memory the Atchison County men who gave all for God, Country and Humanity in the World War 1917-1919 [Roll of Honored Dead] Private Bryan Amend Co. C., 140th Inf., 35th Div. Died at Ft. Sill, Okla., . . . — Map (db m44728) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Atchison Post Office
On the Register of National Historic Places — Map (db m52975) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Atchison Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m44815) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Atchison WWI Factory Supported Freedom — Atchison County Historic Site
At this site Atchison Leather Products operated a grease factory that filled a vital need to keep the world free. Before World War I the only factory producing a certain grease needed in munitions production and packing was in Italy. With the war . . . — Map (db m44639) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — B. P. Waggener House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m52984) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Birth Place of Amelia Earhart — July 24, 1897 — Atchison, Kansas
Dedicated May 21, 1982 In memory of A.E. 50th anniversary of her first trans-Atlantic flight — Map (db m52974) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Birthplace of the Santa Fe Railway Company
To commemorate the birthplace of The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company in Atchison, Kansas February 11, 1859 From this small beginning - a rail line connecting Atchison and Topeka, Kansas - a great transportation system . . . — Map (db m44788) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Butterfield's Overland Dispatch
Text on the Front of the marker: (picture of Concord Coach) Butterfield's Overland Dispatch 1865 Text on Reverse of marker: Butterfield's Overland Dispatch Established 1865 by David A. Butterfield . . . — Map (db m99332) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Founding of the Santa Fe Railway
This marker commemorates the founding of The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in Atchison, Kansas September 17, 1860 — Map (db m44778) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Frank Howard House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m44632) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Frank R. Firth
Born in Leicester, Mass. May 25, 1847 Died June 19, 1872 from the effect of a railway accident. Faithful unto death Wisdom is the gray hair unto men and an unspotted life is old age. Erected by the men in the service of the . . . — Map (db m77749) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Homeland of the Kanza Indians
As early as the 1600s, the Kanza (or Kaw) Indians migrated from their home east of the Mississippi River and up the Missouri River into what is now northeastern Kansas. In the 1700s, the Kanza occupied two villages on the west bank of the Missouri: . . . — Map (db m44816) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — John Alexander Martin
In memory of a soldier and statesman. John A. Martin Born at Brownsville, Pa. March 10, 1839. Died at Atchison, Kas. Oct. 2, 1889. Colonel of the 8th Kansas Volunteers, and Brevet Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers. Editor & . . . — Map (db m77740) HM WM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Lewis Discovers a High Mound
July 4, 1804 William Clark recorded in his journal that on this date: "Capt. Lewis walked on Shore above this Creek and discovered a high moun[d] from the top of which he had an extensive view, 3 paths Concentering at the . . . — Map (db m44794) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Lincoln Address
To commemorate an address given near this corner by Abraham Lincoln on "The Issues of the Day" the night of December 2, 1859 Erected October 2, 1917 — Map (db m44652) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Lincoln School — Atchison County Historic Site
"Put the children together, leave them alone, and they will work it out." Dave Carey, Sr. 1955, on integrating Atchison Public Schools The Lincoln School in Atchison, Kansas began in 1921 as the school for all African-American students . . . — Map (db m44691) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — 5 — Massasoit House — Company and Division Headquarters, Added Station — Sep. 14, 1861 - Nov. 20, 1861
On September 14, 1861 the "Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Co." who were the original owners and operators of the Pony Express moved their offices from the Patee House in St. Joseph, Missouri to here at the "Massasoit House." It . . . — Map (db m44626) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — 117 — Mormon Grove — The City that Disappeared
Near here, located in a grove of young hickory trees, was an important rallying point in 1855 and 1856 for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), then emigrating to the Rocky Mountains.

The campground, really a . . . — Map (db m55363) HM

Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Mount Saint Scholastica Monastery
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m77884) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Muchnic House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m52976) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — The Bridge Over 4th of July 1804 Creek
This stream was named by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark when they stopped at the present site of Atchison, Kansas on July 4, 1804. The following is an excerpt from Clark's logbook: "...as this creek has no name, and this being the 4th of . . . — Map (db m44784) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . — Map (db m44807) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Under a large Cottonwood... — Atchison County Historic Site
Near this site the Atchison Town Company was formed in early July of 1854 under a large Cottonwood tree on the river. The Lewis and Clark expedition rested and dined on corn July 4, 1804 near this same spot. This new Cottonwood tree dedicated . . . — Map (db m44635) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — USS Arizona Memorial
Dedicated to the 1,177 men who gave their lives on the U.S.S. Arizona and all those who have bravely served the United States of America. Billy Edwin Gibson of Atchison County is entombed in the U.S.S. Arizona. Air raid! Pearl Harbor! . . . — Map (db m44640) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Veterans Memorial
In memory of our departed comrades — Map (db m77750) WM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Webster Wirt Hetherington House — (Evah C. Cray Historical Home Museum)
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m44690) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Working Men of the Railroads
The backbreaking work building railroads to the West was accomplished by men, like Thomas W. Haverty from Galway, Ireland. Wielding hammers and driving spikes their labor united a country and made Atchison "The Rail Centre of Kansas" beginning with . . . — Map (db m44634) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Muscotah — Joe Tinker — 7-27-1880 • 7-27-1948
. . . — Map (db m63753) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Potter — 4(B) — Historic Fort Leavenworth — Oldest Army Post in Continuous Existence West of the Missouri River — 13 Miles South
Long before white men settled Kansas, traffic over the Santa Fe trail was so heavy that troops were detailed to protect it from the Indians. Fort Leavenworth, established in 1827 by Col. Henry Leavenworth, was for thirty years the chief base of . . . — Map (db m52956) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Barber County Veterans Memorial — Honoring All Barber County Veterans
[Barber County Veteran Tiles] Twin Towers Beam This steel beam is from the Twin Towers that were destroyed by foreign terrorists on 9-11-01. New York City has donated it to the Barber County Veterans Memorial in remembrance of the lives . . . — Map (db m65211) WM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Carry Nation Home
This marks the home in Medicine Lodge of Mrs. Carry A. Nation who did outstanding work as a temperance crusader in Kansas. Born Nov. 25, 1846. Died June 9, 1911 — Map (db m65194) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway
[Kiosk highlights sights along the Byway] [Historical section follows] Ancient Hills The Red Hills are unique to Kansas Their distinctive color comes from iron in the soil that "rusts" Formed 100 million years ago from red . . . — Map (db m65212) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — 69 — Medicine Lodge Peace Treaties
At Medicine Lodge Creek in 1867, as many as 15,000 Apaches, Kiowas, Comanches, Arapahos, and Cheyennes gathered with a seven-member peace commission escorted by U.S. soldiers to conduct one of the nation’s largest peace councils. The American . . . — Map (db m65195) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Medicine Lodge Stockade
In 1874, during a period of Indian Raids in Western and Southern Kansas, the Governor, Thomas A. Osborne, organized the Kansas State Guards. Sun City and Medicine Lodge furnished the companies for this section of the state. The Stockade was . . . — Map (db m65193) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Peace Treaty Memorial
To commemorate the signing of the peace treaties between the United States Government and the Five Tribes of Plains Indians at Medicine Lodge, Kans. Oct. 21-28, 1867. — Map (db m65128) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — The First National Bank
The Merchants' and Drovers' Bank was the first bank in Medicine Lodge, established in October, 1880, by H.M. Hickman from Wellington. It closed on January 10, 1882. Two days later the Medicine Valley Bank was formed with Wylie Payne, President; . . . — Map (db m65130) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — The Grand Hotel
In January, 1884, Medicine Lodge citizens organized a stock company to build a first class hotel. Standiford Youmans & Co., a local business, donated the three lots at the corner of Main Street and Washington Avenue. The bricks for the structure . . . — Map (db m65192) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Veterans Memorial
Veterans Who Served... Our True Heroes [Dedicated] November 11, 2000 — Map (db m65127) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Claflin — Prey and Play — Hunting and Wildlife Watching Along the Byway

For thousands of years, Native Americans relied on this region's wildlife for sustenance. Early settlers, too, depended on bison, deer, and birds drawn to the region's reliable water and forage.

As settlements expanded, unregulated . . . — Map (db m95699) HM

Kansas (Barton County), Claflin — Settling the "Great American Desert" — Zebulon Pike's Legacy

Near midnight, on October 12, 1806, Lieutenant Zebulon Pike and his exploring party, headed to the Rockies, reached the Arkansas River just south of here. The explorers camped by the river for two weeks to rest their animals and lay in a . . . — Map (db m95732) HM

Kansas (Barton County), Claflin — Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway

When you think of Kansas, what pops into your mind? Prairie? Wheat? Dorothy? The Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway will forever reshape your image of this part of the "Sunflower State." This 77-mile Byway connects two of the world's . . . — Map (db m95731) HM

Kansas (Barton County), Claflin — Wings Over the Water — Miracles of Migration

"The stork in the heavens knoweth her appointed time; and the turtle dove, and the crane, and the swallow, observed the time of their coming" —Jeremiah (8:7)

For thousands of years, we have marveled at bird migration. How . . . — Map (db m95728) HM

Kansas (Barton County), Ellinwood — Hotel Wolf
Hotel Wolf has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m59149) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — 19th Bombardment Group — 28th Squadron • 30th Squadron • 93rd Squadron
Great Bend Army Air Field April 1944 to December 1944 North Field Guam December 1944 to September 1945 187 Missions Kadena Okinawa June 1950 to September 1953 251 Missions — Map (db m66299) HM WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — 40th Bomb Group
Activated April 1, 1941 Deactivated October 22, 1946 Served with Distinction From Bases In ————————— Puerto Rico • Panama • Guatamala • Ecuador • Pratt, Kansas • Chakulia, India • . . . — Map (db m66881) HM WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — 73rd Bomb Wing — 20th Air Force
Wing Commander General Emmett "Rosie" O'Donnell 497th Bomb Group - A 869th Bomb Squadron 870th Bomb Squadron 871st Bomb Squadron 498th Bomb Group - T 873th Bomb Squadron 874th Bomb Squadron 875th Bomb . . . — Map (db m66370) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — ATSF Locomotive No. 3416
Donated to the City of Great Bend this 18th day of Sept., 1956 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. History Purchased in July 1919 from Baldwin Locomotive Works at Eddystone, Pennsylvania at a cost of $69,000. Used in . . . — Map (db m59846) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — City of Bakersfield — 314th BW • 19th BG • 28th BS
. . . — Map (db m66300) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — City of Flatbush — 314th BW • 19th BG • 30th BS
Jim Hall • Francis Thompson Eugene Victor • Gerson Lacoff John Segal • Don Leeper Ernest Vick • John Keogh Don Comer • Marv Beattie John Tyrrell • Cecil Corley — Map (db m66270) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Civil War Memorial — Lest We Forget
Erected and dedicated by Ira D. Brougher Department Commander to Pap Thomas Post No. 52 Grand Army of the Republic Department of Kansas Veterans of the War of 1861 - 1865 [Honor Roll of Post No. 52 Members] [Honor Roll . . . — Map (db m59159) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Civil War Memorial
In Memory of Veterans of War 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m66194) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Crew 52 — 73rd Bomb Wing • 498th Bomb Group — 875th Bomb Squadron
Robert Brett • Vonley R Bucklin Thomas Cantwell • Roger Denis Burmon Hoyle • Clarence Rarick William Schomburg • Fred Sobaski Richard Solt • David Sussman Burdette Young — Map (db m64279) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Deacon's Disciples — 58th BW • 444th BG • 678th BS
Charles "Deacon" Miller • Raymond Geiger Ted Morrill • Ernest Keller Carson Eckmann • Edward Hassig Robert Foor • John Murray A.L. Tilley • Archie Moore Delmar Pfeiffer • Elmer (mascot) — Map (db m66265) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Duke's Lead Crew — 58th Bomb Wing • 444th Bomb Group — 679th Bomb Squadron
. . . — Map (db m64281) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Enola Gay — 509th Composite Group
. . . — Map (db m66263) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — 70 — Fort Zarah
In 1825 the Federal government surveyed the Santa Fe trail, great trade route from western Missouri to Santa Fe. Treaties with Kansas and Osage Indians safeguarded the eastern end of the road but Plains Tribes continued to make raids. Fort Zarah, at . . . — Map (db m55315) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Great Bend AAF Ground Training Unit
In memory of the officers & men of the Great Bend Ground Training Unit; Celestial Navigation, Link & Bomb Trainers 1943 - 1945 — Map (db m64282) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Honey - V■42 — 73rd Bomb Wing • 499th Bomb Group — 879th Bomb Squadron
. . . — Map (db m64283) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Jack Kilby
Tribute to Jack Kilby There was a time when engineers who improved our daily lives and spawned global industries achieved enormous prominence and public attention. Henry Ford and his tin lizzie were recognized everywhere. Alexander . . . — Map (db m66174) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Kansas Aviators in the B-29 Program
*Lt R. Nelson Minneapolis, Kansas B-29 Navigator 73rd Bomb Wing Shot Down - March 1945 Beheaded - September 1945 ————————— *S/Sgt L. [Lynn] Barnett Colby, Kansas Flight . . . — Map (db m66880) HM WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Kiley's Krew
Bernard Kiley Jr • Morris Schuurmans Patrick Conaghan Jr • Henry Harper Arthur Richards • Edward Tis Cecil Saul • Gilbert Dunning Milton Diley • James Husted John Herring — Map (db m66245) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Leslie J. Campbell Jr. — Brigadier General, USAF — Strategic Air Command
World War II • Korea • Vietnam Enlisted in USAAF - 1943 Native of Great Bend Distinguished Service Medal - Legion of Merit Distinguished Flying Cross - Air Medal Meritorious Service Medal Air Force Accommendation [sic] Medal Army . . . — Map (db m64275) HM WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — M/Sgt Robert James Aspinall — 313 Bomb Wing • 505th Bomb Group — 483 & 484 Bomb Squadrons
Flight Engineer Born March 6, 1920 - Rochester, Wisconsin POW at Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan Executed - June 20, 1945 — Map (db m64302) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Norman Barker
314th BW • 19th BG 33rd Air Meteorological Group Pratt Army Air Field 1944 - 45 — Map (db m66298) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Old-Bitch-U-Airy Bess — 58th Bomb Wing • 462nd Bomb Group — 769th Bomb Squadron
. . . — Map (db m64304) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Original B-29 Pilots At Great Bend Army Air Field
Of the 12 original pilots chosen for the B-29 program the following were stationed at Great Bend Army Air Field —————————— Marshall (Moe) Brown • Jack Doran Archie Lewis • . . . — Map (db m66877) HM WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Oscar Micheaux — Jan. 2, 1884 - Mar. 25, 1951
Pioneer Black film maker & author A man ahead of his time — Map (db m66190) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Pacific Queen Z-35 — 73rd Bomb Wing • 500th Bomb Group — 882nd Bomb Squadron
Roy H. Bruns • Roy B. Brown Harold T. Bohham • Victor W. Bailey Laurence A. Dryden • Richard H. Beardsley Richard J. Rodrick • Victor E. Repp C. "Mike" Williams • Herbert C. Dunn Earle M. Bayne — Map (db m64284) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Rover Boys Express — 21st Bomber Command • 73rd Bomb Wing — 499th Bomb Group • 878th Bomb Squadron
. . . — Map (db m64285) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Site of Fort Zarah — 1822 - 1872
on Santa Fe Trail — Map (db m59157) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — SSgt Thurman Walling — My Dear Kansas Friend
"Lucky Irish" Gunner 73rd BW 497th BG 870th SQ 30 combat missions from Saipan. Enroute home in the famous 52-mission "Dauntless Dottie" which led the first Saipan-Tokoyo [sic] Raid, the plane crashed on Kwajalein, June 7, 1945 In . . . — Map (db m66365) HM WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Streetscape
In the history of most successful communities, there have been defining moments. Streetscape served as such a moment for this community. In the wake of the financial adversity of the preceding decade, this community united in common effort to . . . — Map (db m59161) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Talie Ho — 58th BW • 444th BG • 677th BS
Paul J Burnor • Kenneth W Fisher John R Brown • Harold L Hadden John M Williams • Raymond E Nelson Frank O'Neil • Ellis W Conrad Frank W Steed • Burrel S Lewis James R McFayden — Map (db m66878) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Tamerlane — 313th BW • 504th BG • 398th BS
"The Chief" Hay • John Froehlich Frank Pettibone • John Pearson James Hunter • "Hap" Owens Robert Beals • Robert Thill Charles Burton • Bill Bostick Al Ruester — Map (db m66368) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — The B-29 Memorial
[Panel] 1 The B-29 Memorial Honoring the Past... Educating the Future The B-29 Memorial was built to honor the sacrifices made by people in the past to ensure freedom for future generations. Until the 1990s, the Great Bend Army Air . . . — Map (db m69240) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — The Fickle Finger — 58th BW • 444th BG • 676th BS
. . . — Map (db m66266) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — This Is It — 58th BW • 444th BG • 677th BS
John A Dunn* • Arwin C Hook* John J Buckley III* • Rufus E. S. Henry* Edward C. Johnston • John T Juracek Jr* James E O'Donnell • Philip Wolk Loney G Boggess • Ralph L Heffernan Lloyd G McNamee — Map (db m66269) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Van Wingerden's Crew — 58th Bomb Wing • 444th Bomb Group — 676th Bomb Squadron
Nicolas Van Wingerden William C Jennings* • Wendell F Geiwitz* Albert E Woltz* • Uline C Miller Thomas J Maxham* • Samuel E Davis* Kenneth C Carlson* • Rex T Phelps* Martin T Warner • Scott C Baker* — Map (db m64300) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — W. M. "Bill" Colvin — In Memory Of
Easter Pipeline & Construction Company Ellinwood, Kansas Smoky Hill Army Air Field construction — Map (db m66297) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Walter R. Anderson — Washington, Kansas
Second Lieutenant U.S. Army Air Force Navigator B-17 & B-29 2nd Air Force 16th BW - 235th BG — Map (db m66357) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Welch's Wolves — 58th Bomb Wing • 444th Bomb Group — 677th Bomb Squadron
Thomas Welch • James Johnson Robert McKay • George Glover Charles Vail • Robert McInerny Allan Hanson • James Jones Walter Grouten • James Vasbinder Bob Kilburn • Hugh Polson Am Reinhard — Map (db m64286) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Wichita Witch — 73rd BW • 498th BG • 874th BS
. . . — Map (db m66268) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Hoisington — Robert E. "Bob" Vohs Tribute — (January 14, 1913 - January 12, 1985)
Dedicated to the memory of a man who was the "all american" citizen - total committment [sic] and devotion to his country, community and family above himself. He was a most active Chamber member and freely gave us his time, expertise and handy-man . . . — Map (db m59845) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — "A Point of Red Rocks"
We set out at the ushal time and at 8 miles West We passed point of Red Rocks about 600 yds from the river and at Eleven miles crossed the paney River….Some Cottenwood on the Banks and Some Bushis. the Red Rock is evidently a volcanic production . . . — Map (db m64249) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — "A Rallying Point for the Indians"
No one actually knows how Pawnee Rock was named. Josiah Gregg, who had been over the Santa Fe Trail eight times beginning in 1831, wrote: the attention of the traveller is directed to the ‘Pawnee Rock' so called, it is said, on account of a . . . — Map (db m64243) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — "A Remarkable Rocky Point"
From 1821 until late in the 1800s Pawnee Rock was a noted landmark along the Santa Fe Trail. Thousands of wagons lumbered and creaked by here carrying goods to or from the great American Southwest. Many travelers recorded their impressions of . . . — Map (db m64245) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — "Along Came the Line of Wagons"
Slowly along came the line of wagons, and the prairie breeze brought us, in sound, faint and far between, the driver’s invocations to their mules. Matthew C. Field, journalist 1839 From 1821 until the late 1860s the Santa Fe Trail ran . . . — Map (db m64241) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — “One of the Grandest Sights Ever Beheld”
Standing here 175 years ago Santa Fe Trail travelers looked out over a sea of grass. About three miles to the south a line of timber marked the Arkansas River which meandered across the prairie. A few plum thickets dotted the landscape, and an . . . — Map (db m64203) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — “One of the Grandest Sights Ever Beheld”
Standing here 175 years ago Santa Fe Trail travelers looked out over a sea of grass. About three miles to the south a line of timber marked the Arkansas River which meandered across the prairie. A few plum thickets dotted the landscape, and an . . . — Map (db m64205) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — Marking the Rock
Pawnee Rock changed very little for ten thousand years. The hill was grass-covered with a fifty-foot-high face on the southeast side in front of you. Wind, water, and vegetation slowly eroded the stone. But Pawnee Rock has changed. The top of . . . — Map (db m64242) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — Nehemiah Carson — 1826 - 1846
Private Company G 1st Regiment Missouri Mounted Infantry Mexican War Pvt Carson died of some unknown illness at this point on July 13, 1846 and was buried on the following day — Map (db m64202) WM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — Pawnee Rock
A mile northeast is Pawnee Rock, a famous landmark on the Santa Fe Trail. Considered the mid-point of the long road between Missouri and New Mexico. Pawnee Rock was a symbol of challenges overcome. Many early travelers mentioned it in their . . . — Map (db m55303) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — 71 — Pawnee Rock
"We first rode nearly north about a mile to a remarkable Rocky Point . . .We rode upon the top which is probably 50 feet above the plain below, and from whence there is a charming view of the country in every direction." —George Sibley, . . . — Map (db m64191) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — Santa Fe Trail — 1822 - 1872
[Title is text] — Map (db m64190) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — 50 — Santa Fe Trail — 1822 - 1872
[Title is marker text] — Map (db m64197) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — Santa Fe Trail — 1822 - 1872
. . . — Map (db m64199) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — Santa Fe Trail Monument
In honor of the brave men and women who passing over the old Santa Fe Trail, endured the hardships of frontier life, and blazed the path of civilization for posterity Pawnee Rock, given to the State of Kansas by Benj. P. Unruh, in . . . — Map (db m64248) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — William Becknell
Father of Santa Fe Trail Pawnee Rock, Kansas 150 Anniversary 1821 1971 — Map (db m64201) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Bronson — Civil War Memorial
In memory of the Heroes of '61-'65. May the deeds of valor of them and their comrades forever inspire love of liberty and country. — Map (db m71280) WM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — "A Most Deplorable Condition"
I have now over 200 in camp, and they are in a most deplorable condition….I have a mother with her dying babe in my office. The rest are in camp, in a condition next to death. Most of them have no shelter….Your agent here has no funds, . . . — Map (db m36270) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — "But I Can Fire a Pistol"
"But remember this, I am a girl, but I can fire a pistol and if ever the time comes I will send some of you to the place where there is [sic] 'weeping and knashing of teeth'...." Gene Campbell, in a letter to James Montgomery, . . . — Map (db m54075) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — "Hardy, Dashing Looking Fellows"
"The commands are given, the companies break into column....hardy, dashing looking fellows, those men, tanned up in their march from Fort Scott, from whence they have just joined us....The men are nearly all quite young....They are mounted on . . . — Map (db m36137) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — "The Crack Post of the Frontier"
Look at the structures around the parade ground. Fort Scott’s appearance is largely the work of one man, Captain Thomas Swords, post quartermaster from 1842 to 1846. Shortly after the army assigned Swords to Fort Scott, he vowed that he would . . . — Map (db m36185) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Back Yards
The back yards of Fort Scott's officers' quarters provided officers and their families private space that was not available to enlisted men. Back yards were the site of diversions such as gardening, gossiping, and entertaining. Archeology has . . . — Map (db m36146) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Bank of Fort Scott — 1886 — Fort Scott Historic District 1860
Constructed, owned and operated by C.F. Drake as the Bank of Ft. Scott from 1886 to 1905. Later used as real estate, commercial & retail offices. — Map (db m44165) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — C. F. Drake Building — 1886 — Fort Scott Historic District 1860
Const. as a mercantile building by Charles F. Drake and occupied by a variety of retail stores and professional offices since 1886. — Map (db m44163) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Civil War Town
"If you have reinforcements...send them forward. The point to defend Fort Leavenworth is in the neighborhood of Fort Scott." General Jim Lane to the commander of Fort Leavenworth, 1861 The army had vacated Fort Scott in 1853, but the . . . — Map (db m36273) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Combat Infantrymen
To Honor All Combat Infantrymen We were boys and we were young We became men on that hill we overrun Some of us lived, many of us died For a moment with us abide And join in prayer with me To honor those of the combat infantry . . . — Map (db m44169) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — David Lee Regan

This statue commemorates the life and legacy of David Lee Regan, the longtime coach who started the Fort Scott High School baseball program in 1990.

With ordinary means, Coach Regan was an extraordinary man who touched the lives of numerous . . . — Map (db m82234) HM

Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Eugene Ware Elementary School
. . . — Map (db m44122) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Flood Level — October 3rd 1986 — Key Industries, Inc.

[Title is text] — Map (db m80196) HM

Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — 48 — Fort Scott
This western outpost, named for General Winfield Scott, was established by U.S. Dragoons in 1842. The fort was located on the military road that marked the "permanent Indian frontier" stretching from Minnesota to Louisiana and stood midway between . . . — Map (db m78770) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Fort Scott Civil War Memorial
Main marker upper The men in whose honor this monument is erected were led by the fires of Liberty. They fought for no North, no South, no East, no West, but for one glorious and united country. carving of G.A.R. . . . — Map (db m22172) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Fort Scott National Cemetery
This National Cemetery has been listed in The National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m61520) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Fort Scott Spanish American War Memorial
In memory of Spanish American War Veterans 1898 -- 1902 One hundred percent volunteers — Map (db m21795) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Fort Scott Yesterday
"The site selected is a ridge seventy or eighty feet high projecting like a wedge into a dry timbered bottom....A fine stream of water flows at its base....We designated [the site] Camp Scott, and would respectfully suggest that the post...be . . . — Map (db m36305) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Free to Learn
If you had been an African-American student standing here around 1950, you would have been facing your school, the Hawkins School (above). This school was part of a continuum of African-American education that began with the Civil War and . . . — Map (db m36269) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Gordon Parks Homecoming — 1912 - 2006

Homecoming [Side A] This small town into which I was born, has, for me, grown into the largest, and most important city in the universe. For Scott is not as tall, or heralded as New York, Paris or London - or other places my feet have . . . — Map (db m79845) HM

Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Historic Fort Scott — 1842 - 1865
The blood that flowed in Kansas before and during the Civil War nourished the twin trees of Liberty and Union. — Map (db m20284) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — In Honored Memory
(top) In honored memory of those from Bourbon County who gave their lives (bottom) In memory of those who gave their lives that our nation might live. [The marker lists the veterans who lost their lives in World War . . . — Map (db m20286) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — In Memory of The Soldiers — of the 1st Regiment Kansas Colored Volunteers
who gave their lives in battle May 18, 1863 near Sherwood, Missouri Henry Aggleson Pvt Co I Greene Allen Pvt Co H John Booth Pvt Co H Edward Cockerell Pvt Co E William Grisby Pvt Co D Frank Haze Pvt Co F Milton Johnson Pvt Co I . . . — Map (db m36303) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Infantry Life
This reconstructed infantry barracks, one of two at Fort Scott, serves to remind us of life for an infantry soldier here in the 1840s and 50s. During wartime, infantry fought on foot, but during peacetime, life in the infantry meant isolation, . . . — Map (db m36186) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Ingham Building — Pre 1906 — Fort Scott Historic District 1860
Queen Anne adaptation Ingham home for 80 years, site of family plumbing business succeeded by MacDonald's Shoe Shop — Map (db m57725) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Jeannette Huntington Ware
1905 - 1906 First State Vice Regent of Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution — Map (db m44173) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Medal of Honor
[Side A] 1st Lieut. William D. Hawkins United States Marine Corps Born: Fort Scott, Ks April 19, 1914 Battle of Tarawa: November 20-21, 1943 Buried: Punch Bowl National Cemetery, Hawaii Private George F. Pond Co. C, 3rd . . . — Map (db m66811) HM WM

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