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Near Highland in Doniphan County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

An Agricultural Mission

 
 
An Agricultural Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
1. An Agricultural Mission Marker
Inscription.
The Presbyterian Board of Missions sent the Reverend Samuel M. Irvin to this area to establish an agricultural mission for the Iowa and Sac & Fox, who survived by hunting. Irvin tried to teach them to farm and raise livestock but had little success. Then the missions board changed its approach. It thought if the children of the tribes could learn these practices from an early age, their culture could be changed.

[Inset photo caption reads] The Reverend Samuel Irvin and his wife, Eliza, were sent to the area in 1837 to establish the Highland Presbyterian Mission.
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 39° 51.821′ N, 95° 13.749′ W. Marker is near Highland, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Touch for map. Marker is along the lane leading into the mission property. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1737 Elgin Road, Highland KS 66035, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Manual Training School (here, next to this marker); The Oregon-California Trail (a few steps from this marker); The Wolf River Crossing (a few steps from this marker); The Highland Presbyterian Mission
An Agricultural Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
2. An Agricultural Mission Marker
Far down the road, obscured by distant trees.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Cooperation and Conflict on the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Missionary Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); A Dangerous Coexistence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Biographical Index of Presbyterian Missionaries to American Indians. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureCharity & Public WorkChurches, Etc.Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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