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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Black Dog Trail
Commemorating
 
Black Dog Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. Black Dog Trail Marker
 
Inscription.

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. 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Blair (about 300 feet away); Fort Blair Blockhouse (about 400 feet away); Fort Blair West Breastworks (about 400 feet away); Fort Blair Breastworks (about 400 feet away); Battle of Baxter Springs (about 400 feet away); The Battle For Fort Blair (about 400 feet away); John Baxter (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Baxter Springs. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
Black Dog Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. Black Dog Trail Marker
Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum in background. Looking south.
 

2. Chief Black Dog. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. The Osage. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. The Osage Nation Official Site. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
Daughters of American Colonists Emblem on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
3. Daughters of American Colonists Emblem on Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 891 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.
 
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