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St. Marys in Pottawatomie County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Indian Pay Station Museum

St. Marys Historical Society

 
 
Indian Pay Station Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2014
1. Indian Pay Station Museum Marker
Inscription.

These iron gates were originally at the entrance to St. Mary's College. Placed on this site in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the St. Mary's Mission
1848 - 1998
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An Indian Agency for the Potawatomi was established at St. Marys Mission in 1857. In accordance with the terms of the Treaty of 1861, the payment to the Potawatomi was made here on October 29, 1870.

Through the cooperation of the City of St. Marys and the St. Marys Historical Society, this unique and historical site was designated in 1969 as the Potawatomi Pay Station Museum. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

 
Erected by St. Marys Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 11.515′ N, 96° 3.733′ W. Marker is in St. Marys, Kansas, in Pottawatomie County. Marker is on Mission Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 East Mission Street, Saint Marys KS 66536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Oregon Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Marys
Indian Pay Station Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2014
2. Indian Pay Station Museum Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Marys Vietnam Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Potawatomi Pay Station & St. Marys Mission (approx. half a mile away); Old Fire and Curfew Bell (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Bluestem in the Flint Hills / Beecher Bibles (approx. 9.6 miles away); Historical Kansas (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marys.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Marys (Kansas): A Brief History. (Submitted on November 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pottawatomie Indian Pay Station National Register Nomination. (Submitted on November 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The History of St. Mary's Academy & College, St. Marys KS. (Submitted on November 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Indian Pay Station Museum Markers and Gates image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2014
3. Indian Pay Station Museum Markers and Gates
Gates at Indian Pay Station Museum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2014
4. Gates at Indian Pay Station Museum
St. Mary's Academy & College Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2014
5. St. Mary's Academy & College Building
About 800 feet NE of the Indian Pay Station Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on November 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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