Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Black Dog Trail
Opened in 1803 by Chief Black Dog (Manka-Chonka) and his band of Osage Indians who had a village nearby where springs once flowed freely.
Erected 1961 by Kansas Society, Daughters of the American Colonists (Centennial Year Project).
Location. 37° 1.717′ N, 94° 44.011′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Avenue and 7th Street, on the left when traveling south on East Avenue. Click for map. Marker is north of the Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Last Pratt Pony Truss Bridge in Cherokee County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Big Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hanging Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair (about 300 feet away); The Zellekin Brewery (about 300 feet away); Fort Blair (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
Also see . . .
1. History of Baxter Springs.
2. Chief Black Dog.
3. The Osage.
4. The Osage Nation Official Site.
Categories. • Environment • Native Americans •
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