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Near Trading Post in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Sounds along the byway...fur traders bringing their goods.

Frontier Military Historic Byway

 
 
Sounds along the byway...fur traders bringing their goods. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2010
1. Sounds along the byway...fur traders bringing their goods. Marker
Inscription.  
In 1825, Cyprian Chouteau, of the Chouteau family that founded St. Louis, Missouri, came to this area to open a trading post. The Choteau family members were extensive fur traders in the Missouri River Valley and present-day eastern Kansas and Oklahoma. Fur, whiskey and pro- and anti-slavery barbs were traded. The town of Trading Post remains today.
 
Erected 2010 by Frontier Military Historic Byway.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 38° 15.531′ N, 94° 40.311′ W. Marker is near Trading Post, Kansas, in Linn County. Marker is at the Kansas DOT rest area, located about 1500 feet SSE of the intersection of US Highway 69 and Kansas Highway 52. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasanton KS 66075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sounds along the byway...auto, trucks and buses. (a few steps from this marker); Sounds along the byway...saws, picks and axes. (a few steps from this marker); Sounds along the roadway...soldiers on the move.
Auguste Chouteau image. Click for full size.
via Legends of America, unknown
2. Auguste Chouteau
Founder of St. Louis
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds along the byway...anxiety and anticipation in the creak of wagon wheels. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds from the past...hoof beats and heartbeats. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds of the byway...moccasins and tears. (within shouting distance of this marker); Marais Du Cygne Martyrs Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Marais des Cygnes Massacre (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trading Post.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frontier Military Historic Byway. Kansas Byways entry (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. The Chouteaus - Early Traders. Legends of America entry (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Sounds along the byway...fur traders bringing their goods. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2010
3. Sounds along the byway...fur traders bringing their goods. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 27, 2022