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Near Centerville in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Blacksmith Shop

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 25, 2013
1. Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.

The hundreds of hand wrought metal items found at this site indicates that a blacksmith shop existed here in the 1800's.

Among the items found were parts of wagon wheels, cooking utensils, muskets, nails, scissors, grading tools, hammers, door latches, locks[,] cow bells, chains, and hundreds of unidentified pieces.

An unfinished horse shoe probably indicated that the site was abandoned abruptly.
 
Erected by Indian Awareness Center of the Fulton County Historical Society and St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park Committee.
 
Location. 38° 14.259′ N, 94° 56.626′ W. Marker is near Centerville, Kansas, in Linn County. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park, off 1525th Road, about four miles ENE of Centerville. Marker is in this post office area: Centerville KS 66014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kanza Indian Site? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial and Historical Park (about 300 feet away); [Potawatomi] Trail of Death (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named [Potawatomi] Trail of Death
Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 25, 2013
2. Blacksmith Shop Marker
On right, looking north
(about 400 feet away); Potawatomi Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Father Petit and the Potawatomi 'Trail of Death' (approx. 0.2 miles away); Potawatomi "Trail of Death" march & death of Fr. Petit (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ft. Scott and California Road (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centerville.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park, KS. (Submitted on December 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Potawatomi Trail of Death. (Submitted on December 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, St. Charles MO. (Submitted on December 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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