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Paola in Miami County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria

 
 
Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
1. Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to a couple who helped found and shape Paola, Baptiste Peoria, chief of the Confederated Peoria Tribes and his wife Mary Ann Isaacs Dagenet Peoria chose to take a leadership role in developing Paola. Most of the Paola Town Company were members of the tribe by birth or marriage and adoption. Baptiste served as President of the Town Company until it was dissolved. His vision helped provide the Town Square which has been the heart of our community for so long. Mary Ann was known as "Mother Batees" to all the early members of the town for her caring, guidance and leadership helping provide the land for the Catholic Church among other charitable projects. Together these two served as parents who watched over our earliest days through the difficult periods of "Bleeding Kansas" and the Civil War.

Celebrating over 150 years of racial diverity and cooperation.
 
Location. 38° 34.36′ N, 94° 52.727′ W. Marker is in Paola, Kansas, in Miami County. Marker is at the intersection of Peoria Street and Silver Street, on the right when traveling east on Peoria Street. Click for map. Marker is at the NW corner of the Paola Town Square. Marker is in this post office area: Paola KS 66071, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker
Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
2. Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria Monument
Looking east along Peoria Street in background.
, measured as the crow flies. Paola Veterans' Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City Hall Fire Bell (about 600 feet away); Miami County History (about 700 feet away); Miami County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Original Land Office (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 6.3 miles away); John Brown Country (approx. 6.3 miles away); Land Office (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Paola.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Paola, Kansas. (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Excerpt from Kinsella's History of Our Cradle Land. (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Concise Bio of Baptiste Peoria. (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
3. Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria Monument
Looking SE into Town Square.
Busts of Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
4. Busts of Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria
Busts of Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
5. Busts of Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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