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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Black Dog Trail

Commemorating

 
 
Black Dog Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. Black Dog Trail Marker
Inscription.  

Opened in 1803 by Chief Black Dog (Manka-Chonka) and his band of Osage Indians who had a village nearby where springs once flowed freely.
 
Erected 1961 by Kansas Society, Daughters of the American Colonists (Centennial Year Project).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
 
Location. 37° 1.717′ N, 94° 44.011′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Avenue and 7th Street, on the left when traveling south on East Avenue. Marker is north of the Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Last Pratt Pony Truss Bridge in Cherokee County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Big Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hanging Tree
Black Dog Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. Black Dog Trail Marker
Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum in background. Looking south.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Log Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair (about 300 feet away); The Zellekin Brewery (about 300 feet away); Fort Blair (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Black Dog, Osage Chief. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. The Osage Nation Official Site. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Baxter Springs. I Love Smalltown America entry (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Tchong-tas-sab-bee, Chief Black Dog image. Click for full size.
George Catlin via Wikipedia, 1834
3. Tchong-tas-sab-bee, Chief Black Dog
George Catlin, 1834
Daughters of American Colonists Emblem on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
4. Daughters of American Colonists Emblem on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,053 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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