|Kansas (Miami County), Louisburg — Louisburg Civil War Memorial|
To the memory
of 1861 - 1865
and One Flag — Map (db m50110) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Louisburg — Louisburg Veterans Memorial|
Dedicated to the honor
and sacrifice of our
men and women
who served our country
in war and peace
November 11, 1996 — Map (db m50111) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — Battle of Osawatomie|
|On the morning of August 30, 1856, John Brown led about 30 antislavery men into battle against 250 proslavery Missourians. This Battle of Osawatomie raged on the site of John Brown Memorial Park.
Local tradition maintains that the statue of John Brown is located where the mounted proslavery men fired their first shots. Brown positioned his men about four hundred yards to the north in the timber lining the south bank of the Marais Des Cygnes River. The Missourians charged down the hill . . . — Map (db m21125) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — 2 — Battle of Osawatomie|
John Reid's proslavery militia men formed up in two lines on horseback here and attacked John Brown's Free State guerillas in an aggressive charge. The proslavery Militia men were mounted on horses that were not trained for combat, and began to throw their riders when Brown's Free State guerillas opened fire. In addition, Brown's men were armed with Sharp's rifles, which could deliver more fire power than the proslavery forces muzzle loaders. The proslavery forces withdrew, dismounted and . . . — Map (db m69221) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — 3 — Battle of Osawatomie|
John Reid placed the bulk of his proslavery militia men in a line here to charge the center of John Brown's Free State guerilla's line of defense and charged the center of Brown's line in the brush lining the Marais Des Cygnes River. Brown's Free State guerillas put up a spirited defense, and then began to withdraw across the Marais Des Cygnes River to draw Reid's proslavery force away from Osawatomie. Please proceed to sign four across the bridge and directly ahead. — Map (db m69224) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — 4 — Battle of Osawatomie|
John Reid's proslavery militia men set up cannon on John Brown's Free State Guerilla force's flank here on this high ground and fired into John Brown's Free State guerilla forces line of defense while Reid's proslavery militia men attacked the center of Brown's defensive line. In addition, Reid placed snipers on this high ground that poured fire into Brown's Free State guerilla's line of defense along the banks of the Marais Des Cygnes River.
Elements of John Brown's Free State guerillas . . . — Map (db m69225) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — 5 — Battle of Osawatomie|
The Battle of Osawatomie was a military victory for proslavery forces, and a moral and propaganda victory for Free State forces in Kansas Territory. John Brown became a symbol of Free State resistance to proslavery forces, and inspired Free State advocates in Kansas Territory to continue to fight for the Free State cause, which led to Kansas entering the Union as a Free State on January 29, 1861.
John Brown survived the Battle of Osawatomie and became nationally known as "Osawatomie . . . — Map (db m69243) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — 1 — Battle of Osawatomie|
The Battle of Osawatomie was fought on this site on the morning of August 30, 1856. John Brown led a force of about 30 Free State guerilla fighters in battle against John Reid and 250 proslavery militia men. John Brown chose this battlefield, and his battle plan was to take a strong stand, then withdraw and distract Reid's proslavery force away from attacking Osawatomie. Reid's proslavery militia force sought to capture or kill John Brown, who was a prominent leader of the militant . . . — Map (db m69286) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — John Brown Battleground|
Purchased by Department of Kansas
Womans Relief Corps
Dedicated to the
Grand Army of the Republic
Presented to the State of Kansas
for a memorial park — Map (db m69244) HM WM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — 50 — John Brown Country|
Osawatomie - the name derives from a combination of Osage and Pottawatomie - was settled in 1854 by Free-State families from the Ohio Valley and New England. John Brown, soon to become famous for his militant abolitionism, joined five of his sons at their homes near the new town in October 1855. By the spring of 1856, local defiance of Proslavery laws and officials was so notorious that 170 Missourians "punished" the area by looting Osawatomie. Two months later Free-State men destroyed a . . . — Map (db m69325) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — John Brown of Kansas|
|Erected May 9, 1935 by The Woman's Relief Corps Department of Kansas Auxiliary to the Grand Army "John Brown of Kansas He dared begin He lost But losing won"
Eugene N. Ware — Map (db m4347) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — John Brown Statue 1935|
Cast by the Borbedine Foundry in Paris which made the Statue of Liberty — Map (db m69245) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — 7 — Land Office Osawatomie Driving Tour|
Original built in 1854.
Now a tourist information
center open in the summer — Map (db m69317) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — 6 — Old Stone Church Osawatomie Driving Tour|
Built by Rev. Samuel Adair
Dedicated July 14, 1861 — Map (db m69315) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — Old Stone Church|
One of the first churches in Kansas, this church was built by a Congregationalist group and is typical of the church structures built during pioneering days in Kansas. It was dedicated to public worship in 1861, and its first pastor was the Reverend Samuel L. Adair brother-in-law of John Brown, the famous abolitionist.
Ad Astra Per Aspera — Map (db m69319) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — Original Land Office 1854 Centennial 1954|
of H. B. Smith, First Mayor
Given to the
Osawatomie Historical Society
in memory of
Mrs. A. W. Youngberg
by her husband — Map (db m69328) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — 3 — Pat Devilin and "Jayhawk" Osawatomie Driving Tour|
is a bird that
worried its prey before
Legend of the Jayhawk — Map (db m69220) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — Site of the Battle of Osawatomie Osawatomie Driving Tour|
John Brown defended Osawatomie against an attack by Pro Slavery Militia in the largest battle during the Bleeding Kansas Era on August 30, 1856 — Map (db m69288) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — 9 — Soldiers Monument Osawatomie Driving Tour|
Erected to honor the 5 men killed in the Battle of Osawatomie on August 30, 1856.
Dedicated August 30, 1877
[Monument inscription reads]
In commemoration of those who on the 30th of August, 1856, gave up their lives at the Battle of Osawatomie in defence of freedom.
Theron Parker Powers
Born Oct. 1, 1832.
David R. Garrison
Born Dec. 14, 1826.
George W. Partridge . . . — Map (db m69304) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — T. B. Williams and J. B. Remington|
Placed - May 12-1940
by Dept. of Kans.
Woman's Relief Corps
honoring two Civil War veterans
Commander of the Grand Army
T. B. Williams
and member of first
John Brown Park Board
Major J. B. Remington — Map (db m69287) HM WM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — The Potawatomi Trail of Death Indiana to Kansas September 3, 1838 to November 4, 1838|
[Map Showing Trail of Death] — Map (db m69323) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Paola — Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria|
| 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 . . . — Map (db m34428) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Paola — City Hall Fire Bell|
|Paola's Volunteer Fire Company, like many others in the midwest, was formed after the great Chicago Fire in 1871. There were no telephones, sirens or radios to notify the firefighters. In 1876, this 400 lb. "nice toned" alarm bell was bought for $150.
When a fire was reported, first a general alarm was sounded. The bell then rang the number of times that corresponded to the district where the fire was burning. Firefighters rushed to that area in search of the fire.
Paola, incorporated . . . — Map (db m21683) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Paola — Miami County History|
| 1803 - Louisiana Purchase, Native American Lands
1854 - Kansas Territory established & open settlement began
1861 - Kansas Statehood - Miami County renamed from Lykins County
1873 - First courthouse on this site converted from a former public school building
1880 - County jail added west of this site
1898 - Present courthouse built at a cost of $6,152 (original removed)
1967 - Jail added to courthouse (original removed)
1973 - Courthouse . . . — Map (db m34418) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Paola — Miami County Veterans Memorial|
| Dedicated to those who serve
[Honor Roll of Names] — Map (db m35855) HM|
|Kansas (Miami County), Paola — Paola Veterans' Memorial|
Erected in 1916, in honor of our Country's Defenders, by the school children of Miami County and the D.O. Sellers Family. Dedicated in 1968 to those who have made the Supreme Sacrifice.
Miami County Honored Dead
Spanish War And Phillipines
Killed in Action
A.V.Ricketts - Co.A - 20 Kans. Arthur Rowe - Co. A - 20 Inf. Jay Sheldon - Co. I - 20 Kans.
Died in Service
J. E. Johnson - Co. E - 8 Inf. G. G. Presson - Co. H - 40 Inf. W. H. Trumbull - Co. L - 11 Inf. . . . — Map (db m21498) HM|