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Lexington in Lafayette County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Trail of Death

Historical Marker

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2015
1. Trail of Death Marker
Inscription.

On October 26, 1838 about 800 Potawatomi Indians being forcibly removed from Indiana camped on the river bank opposite Lexington. They ferried the Missouri River on October 27 and were marched on to Northeast Kansas.

This monument is in memory of
Ka-beam-sa
by the Kabance Family
August 2000

 
Erected 2000 by Boy Scout Troop #318.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 39° 11.2′ N, 93° 53.18′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Missouri, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (Missouri Route 224) and Highland Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington MO 64067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Madonna of the Trail Monument (a few steps from this marker); Original Site of Russell, Majors and Waddell Home Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington
Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2015
2. Trail of Death Marker
(approx. mile away); The Steamboat Saluda Disaster (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Morrison (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Library Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Potawatomi Trail of Death Association. (Submitted on November 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Trail of Death (Citizen Potawatomi Nation). (Submitted on November 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Trail of Death Map. (Submitted on November 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2015
3. Trail of Death Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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