Near Centerville in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Log Cabin School
October 9, 1841
On this site a log cabin with stone foundation was built for St. Philippine Duchesne and two other nuns. The work was done by the Pottawatomie Indians under the directions of black master carpenter Edmund who had accompanied the nuns to Kansas from St. Charles Mo. The cabin was 19'x 19' and was used as a school room for Indian girls. The loft served as a sleeping area for the nuns.
Erected by Indian Awareness Center of the Fulton County Historical Society and St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park Committee.
Location. 38° 14.07′ N, 94° 56.622′ W. Marker is near Centerville, Kansas, in Linn County. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park, off 1525th Road, about four miles ENE of Centerville. Marker is in this post office area: Centerville KS 66014, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Log Convent (a few steps from this marker); Priests House (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Petit and the Trail of Death (within shouting distance of this marker); "Quah-Kah-Ka-Num-Ad" (within shouting distance of this marker); Daily Offering Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Onkweonweke Katsitsiio Teotsitsianekaron (within shouting distance of this marker); Ft. Scott and California Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Petit and the Potawatomi 'Trail of Death' (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Centerville.
Also see . . . St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park. (Submitted on December 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.