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Medicine Lodge in Barber County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Medicine Lodge Stockade

 
 
Medicine Lodge Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
1. Medicine Lodge Stockade Marker
Inscription.

In 1874, during a period of Indian Raids in Western and Southern Kansas, the Governor, Thomas A. Osborne, organized the Kansas State Guards. Sun City and Medicine Lodge furnished the companies for this section of the state. The Stockade was built by the Militia and Citizens of Medicine Lodge. Guards were posted inside the Stockade walls. The walls of the Stockade were made of cedar posts that stood about 9 ft high. They were placed side by side and set on end in the ground. The drill ground was outside and to the southeast of the Stockade. Many times 200 or more people would gather in the Stockade with wagon teams, cattle, and dogs. The Southeast Corner of the Stockade was located near this point.
 
Erected by the Medicine Lodge Guest Tax Committee.
 
Location. 37° 16.775′ N, 98° 34.692′ W. Marker is in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, in Barber County. Marker is on Washington Avenue east of Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the south grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 East Washington Avenue, Medicine Lodge KS 67104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Grand Hotel (about 300 feet away,
Medicine Lodge Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
2. Medicine Lodge Stockade Marker
Barber County Courthouse in background
measured in a direct line); The First National Bank (about 500 feet away); Peace Treaty Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barber County Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); Carry Nation Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Medicine Lodge Peace Treaties (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medicine Lodge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Medicine Lodge Stockade History from the Stockade Museum. (Submitted on May 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. City of Medicine Lodge KS Official Site. (Submitted on May 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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