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Atchison in Atchison County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Under a large Cottonwood...

Atchison County Historic Site

 
 
Under a large Cottonwood... Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
1. Under a large Cottonwood... Marker
Inscription.
Near this site the Atchison Town Company was formed in early July of 1854 under a large Cottonwood tree on the river.

The Lewis and Clark expedition rested and dined on corn July 4, 1804 near this same spot.

This new Cottonwood tree dedicated June 19, 2004 to the future citizens of Atchison to rest and remember these events in its shade
 
Erected 2004 by Atchison Sertoma Club, Atchison County Historical Society & the City of Atchison.
 
Location. 39° 33.73′ N, 95° 6.82′ W. Marker is in Atchison, Kansas, in Atchison County. Marker is on River Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is along the Riverfront Park trail, about 250 feet northwest of the intersection of River Road and Commercial Street, along the Missouri River. Marker is in this post office area: Atchison KS 66002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis Discovers a High Mound (a few steps from this marker); "the water...contains a half...Glass of ooze" (within shouting distance of this marker); Homeland of the Kanza Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Under a large Cottonwood... Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
2. Under a large Cottonwood... Marker
Looking southwest toward intersection of River Road and Commercial Street
(within shouting distance of this marker); "walked on Shore above this Creek" (within shouting distance of this marker); Atchison WWI Factory Supported Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Butterfield's Overland Dispatch (within shouting distance of this marker); Atchison Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atchison.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Atchison, Kansas, in 1912 Cyclopedia. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. ExplorationPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Under a large Cottonwood... Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
3. Under a large Cottonwood... Marker
Looking south along the Missouri River
Under a large Cottonwood... Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
4. Under a large Cottonwood... Marker
Looking north along the Missouri River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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