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St. Joseph in Buchanan County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Platte Purchase

1837-1937

 
 
Platte Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2017
1. Platte Purchase Marker
Inscription.  Sixteen years after the admission of Missouri to the Union. This territory now comprising six counties was purchased from the Sax, Fox and Ioway Indians. Negotiations for the United States were conducted by William Clark, Governor of Indian Territory.
 
Erected 1939 by Rebecca Rolfe Chapter, Daughters of American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list.
 
Location. 39° 45.886′ N, 94° 50.774′ W. Marker is in St. Joseph, Missouri, in Buchanan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Charles Street and South 11th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the Wyeth-Tootle Museum grounds, near the northwest corner of the mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Charles Street, Saint Joseph MO 64501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty
Marker detail: Platte Purchase image. Click for full size.
September 8, 2017
2. Marker detail: Platte Purchase
Platte Purchase map shows these six Missouri counties: Atchison, Nodaway, Holt, Andrew, Buchanan and Platte.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); SPC Edward "Eddie" Lee Myers (approx. 0.2 miles away); SPC Joshua James "Josh" Munger (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brian Jay Bradbury (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peace Officers Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Pony Express (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Joseph.
 
Also see . . .
1. Platte Purchase (Wikipedia). The area acquired was almost as large as the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, and extended Missouri westward along the river. St. Joseph, one of the main ports of departure for the westward migration of American pioneers, was located in the new acquisition. (Submitted on September 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Early settlement of a frontier community: The Platte Purchase. The acquisition of this territory by the state of Missouri in 1837 was primarily due to a change in the United States government's Indian policy, to Indian conflicts, and to the ever-present land hungry pioneer. (Submitted on September 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Treaty of 1836
Platte Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2017
3. Platte Purchase Marker
(Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail sign adjacent to marker)
. Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Fort Leavenworth, on the Missouri river, between William Clark, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, on the part of the United States, of the one part, and the undersigned chiefs, warriors, and counsellors of the Ioway tribe and the band of Sacks and Foxes of the Missouri, (residing west of the State of Missouri) in behalf of their respective tribes, of the other part. (Submitted on September 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Wyeth-Tootle Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2017
4. Wyeth-Tootle Mansion
(marker visible near northwest corner of Wyeth-Tootle Mansion)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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