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Palmyra in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Potawatomi Emigration

Trail of Death

 
 
Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
New Berlin Area Historical Society, July 15, 2010
1. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Pleasant Spring Encampment
Inscription.  
Indiana to Kansas 1838
On Oct. 11, 1838, 850 Potawatomi Indians camped at Pleasant Spring near Palmyra on the forced removal from Northern Indiana to Eastern Kansas. They passed through Palmyra at 10 o'clock October 12. That night they camped at Lee's Creek, 13 miles west of Pleasant Spring.
 
Erected 1995 by Hardee's Restaurant.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.006′ N, 91° 31.097′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on East Main Cross 0.1 miles west of US 61 and US 24 (U.S. 61/24), on the right when traveling west. The marker is located to the left of the front door of Hardee's Restaurant. The restaurant is on the west side of US 61/24 on Main Cross Street. The restaurant is visible from the highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 East Main Cross, Palmyra MO 63461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palmyra (approx. ¼ mile away); George Shannon (approx. ¼ mile away);
Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
New Berlin Area Historical Society, July 15, 2010
2. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Palmyra Confederate Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Palmyra Massacre (approx. 0.3 miles away); His Friends Rest Here (approx. 10.1 miles away in Illinois); A Victorian Cemetery (approx. 10.1 miles away in Illinois); Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse (approx. 10.3 miles away); Huck Finn’s Home (was approx. 10.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmyra.
 
Regarding Potawatomi Emigration. The marker contains a map of the central United States with the trail shown starting in Twin Lakes, Indiana, crossing Illinois and Missouri, and ending at Osawatomie, Kansas.
 
Additional keywords. Map Twin Lakes Osawatomie
 
Categories. Civil RightsEducationNative AmericansNotable Events
 
Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
New Berlin Area Historical Society, July 15, 2010
3. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
The marker is located to the left of the front door to the restaurant.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2010, by New Berlin Area Historical Society of New Berlin, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,446 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on October 1, 2010. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2010, by New Berlin Area Historical Society of New Berlin, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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