Near Trading Post in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Sounds of the byway...moccasins and tears.
Frontier Military Historic Byway
Potawatomi Tribal members were marched from Indiana in 1838 to be relocated on Indian Territory lands. The march was long and arduous. Many Potawatomi, especially children and the elderly, died of illness along the way. Those who survived the journey were settled temporarily near present-day Osawatomie and then relocated to their present home near Mayetta, Kansas.
Erected 2010 by Frontier Military Historic Byway.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi - Trail of Death marker series.
Location. 38° 15.555′ N, 94° 40.279′ W. Marker is near Trading Post, Kansas, in Linn County. Click for map. Marker is at the Kansas DOT rest area, located about 1500 feet SSE of the intersection of US Highway 69 and Kansas Highway 52. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasanton KS 66075, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sounds from the past...hoof beats and heartbeats. (a few steps from this marker); Sounds along the byway...anxiety and anticipation in the creak of wagon wheels. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds along the roadway...soldiers on the move. (within shouting distance Sounds along the byway...saws, picks and axes. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds along the byway...fur traders bringing their goods. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds along the byway...auto, trucks and buses. (within shouting distance of this marker); Marais Du Cygne Martyrs Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Marais des Cygnes Massacre (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Trading Post.
Also see . . .
1. Frontier Military Historic Byway. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Potawatomi History. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Potawatomi Language Resources. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. Potawatomi Trail of Death Organization. (Submitted on January 8, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
1. Potawatomi Trail of Death
See www.potawatomi-tda.org for Potawatomi Trail of Death Assn. This is the offical website for the Potawatomi Trail of Death Assn. formed in 2005. We are a branch of the Fulton County Historical Society, Rochester IN. We have worked to preserve the Trail of Death since 1976 and have conducted Commemorative Caravns every 5 years since 1988. We have spearheaded getting historical markers placed at each campsite every 15 to 20 miles. The next caravan will be Sept. 23-28, 2013. Contact Shirley Willard, Rochester IN at 574-223-2352 for information and to sign up to go with us. Also see www.fultoncountyhistory.org. The Trail of Courage Living History Festival will be Sept. 21-22, 2013, and the caravan begins the next day. Anyone can travel with us a half day or all the way to Kansas.
— Submitted January 25, 2013, by Shirley Willard of Rochester, Indiana.
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