Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Mission Kitchen Garden
In the 1850s most Americans were farmers. They relied heavily on kitchen gardens to feed their families. These plots contained herbs and vegetables used for food, medicine, and dying cloth. Yarrow was used to treat colds and oregano to season meals. This garden plot is created in the style of German four-square gardens popular during the time the Potawatomi Mission was in operation.
Erected by Kansas Historical Society.
Location. 39° 3.382′ N, 95° 46.473′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Touch for map. Marker and garden are on the grounds of the Kansas Museum of History. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS 66615, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potawatomie Baptist Manual Labor Training School (a few steps from this marker); Sioux Quartzite Boulder (within shouting distance of this marker); Trails across Kansas (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Address (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Martin Luther The Munn Pioneer Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); V. F. W. Lawn (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Topeka.
Also see . . .
1. Potawatomi Baptist Mission. (Submitted on October 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Four-Square Gardens. (Submitted on October 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.