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By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
To Our Hero Dead in World War II Marker
Kansas (Johnson County), De Soto — To Our Hero Dead in World War II
1941 - 1945 (picture of star, wreath, and ribbon) The people of De Soto pays homage to the memory of these Valiants who gave the last full measure of devotion to their Country Lawrence W. Cauldwell • Wm. G. Land • Earl . . . — Map (db m26568) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), De Soto — Veterans of Foreign Wars War Memorial — All Gave Some - Some Gave All
1898-1902 Casualties 385 Wounded 1,662 1917-1918 Casualties 53,402 Wounded 204,002 1941-1945 Casualties 291,557 Wounded 671,846 1950-1953 Casualties 36,574 Wounded 103,284 1964-1975 Casualties 58,209 Wounded . . . — Map (db m76499) WM
Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Dodge Sisters' Millinery Shop
. . . — Map (db m92569) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Farmers Bank — Est. 1895

Gardner's First Bank — Map (db m92568) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Gardner State Bank Building — Erected in 1907

[Title is text] — Map (db m92565) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — 6 — Overland Trails
Here US-56 lies directly on the route of the Oregon-California and Santa Fe trails. Nearby, the trails branched. On a rough sign pointing northwest were the words, "Road to Oregon." Another marker directed travelers southwest along the road to Santa . . . — Map (db m21669) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Santa Fe Trail
This marks the route of the Santa Fe Trail from Kansas City to Santa Fe 1822 - 1880. — Map (db m20074) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Site of Bigelow-Foster Mercantile — Est. 1881

Moved to this location in 1889; Rebuilt in brick after fire destroyed the wooden structure. — Map (db m92567) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Site of First General Store

Built by W.J. Ott For J.W. Sponable 1857 — Map (db m92566) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Site of the first Furniture Store and Undertaker — Est. 1885

[Title is text] — Map (db m92572) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — The Gardner Gazette

Site of First Newspaper- The Gardner Gazette, Founded in 1889, First Drug Store- Est. 1867 and the Original location of Gardner State Bank 1906 — Map (db m92570) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — The Herman B. Foster Home — built 1893

Home of The Gardner Historical Museum — Map (db m92571) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Lenexa — Bradshaw Park

Bradshaw Park honors the memory of the pioneer Bradshaw family headed by Charles A. and Sarah Bradshaw.

On May 25, 1869 they gave land to the Missouri River, Fort Scott, and Gulf Railroad for the establishment and maintenance of a railroad . . . — Map (db m83099) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Lenexa — 2 — Santa Fe Trail — 1822 - 1872

[Title is text] — Map (db m83101) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — Campbell Home — First Home In Merriam
In 1864 David Gee Campbell finally found his safe haven at this site, after dodging threats from the Missourians and danger from Quantrill's raiders in Shawnee. This valley reminded Campbell of his Tennessee home and his Scottish roots. . . . — Map (db m51344) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 10 — City of Firsts — Merriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
A pioneer and leader in the development of the Johnson County area, Merriam has recorded several "firsts." Prior to the incorporation of Overland Park in 1950, Merriam was home to the county's first high school, then known as Shawnee Mission . . . — Map (db m50603) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 11 — Community of Excellence — Merriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
Today, Merriam is a vibrant community boasting a mix of commercial, industrial, and residential districts. Merriam residents enjoy established neighborhoods, diverse cultures, a full range of municipal services, plentiful parks, and strong . . . — Map (db m50608) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 07 — Education in Merriam — Merriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
From 1837 to 1869 the Quaker Mission educated the children from area Indian settlements. The early settlers of Campbellton sent their children to the Hickory Grove School, which was located near present day Shawnee Mission North High School. As . . . — Map (db m50579) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — Esther E. Brown — 1917 - 1970
Esther E. Brown organized citizen support in South Park for litigation leading to the 1949 Kansas Supreme Court order admitting black children to the South Park School and to nearby high schools. Her actions encouraged similar litigation resulting . . . — Map (db m20606) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 09 — Incorporation of Merriam — Merriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
Although Merriam is one of the oldest communities in the area, it was unincorporated for much of its history. When the county was created, it was divided into several smaller segments called townships. Merriam is placed on the boundary of Shawnee . . . — Map (db m50587) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — Merriam Community Center
The original limestone building, was built in 1911. The two brick additions were added in 1938 and 1951. Merriam School housed elementary and high school students until 1922, when the high school students began attending Shawnee Mission Rural High . . . — Map (db m46863) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — Merriam Park
President Ulysses S. Grant dedicated a spectacular park on this site on July 1, 1880. Built by the Ft. Scott & Gulf Railroad and designed by the famed landscape architect George Kessler, the park covered 40 acres from Shawnee Mission Parkway to 65th . . . — Map (db m20599) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 05 — Merriam Park & George Kessler — Merriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
With Kansas City becoming a focal point of trade and transportation, the Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad company saw the need for an amusement park to entertain the booming population in the area. The company purchased forty acres to establish Merriam . . . — Map (db m46898) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 1 — Shawnee Friends Mission
In 1825 the Federal government began moving Eastern Indians to new lands west of the Mississippi. This sign is on a 2,500 square mile tract assigned to the Shawnees. With this tribe came Methodist, Baptist and Quaker missionaries. One mile east . . . — Map (db m20906) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 02 — Shawnee Friends Mission — Merriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
Religious missionaries of nearly all denominations were present throughout Indian settlements as early as the 1680’s. Missionaries were intent on converting the Native Americans to Christianity. Quakers (The Society of Friends) had worked among the . . . — Map (db m46855) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — The Bear Pit — Merriam Historic Plaza
The Bear Pit Bronze sculpture by artist Kwan Wu. Dedicated and installed 2006. This sculpture by artist Kwan Wu represents the City of Merriam's first public sculpture installation. The mother bear and cubs celebrate one of the most popular . . . — Map (db m46906) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 04 — The Founding of Campbellton — Merriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
With the opening of the Kansas Territory in 1854, people from everywhere began to converge on Kansas. The fertile and inexpensive land available in the territory attracted David Gee Campbell, a Tennessee native. Campbell loaded his wife and their . . . — Map (db m46857) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 03 — The Overland Trails — Merriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
Historic Frontier Trails cut through the territory now known as Merriam. Hundreds of thousands of people emigrated [sic – immigrated] to the western frontiers along the Oregon and California Trails. The Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails . . . — Map (db m46856) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 01 — The People of the South Wind & the Coming of the Shawnee — Merriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
From the late 1600’s until the early 1800’s, the Kansa (or Kaw) Indians lived in northeast Kansas. The Indian word Kansa means “People of the South Wind,” and both the state of Kansas and the Kansas River take their name from this . . . — Map (db m46854) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 08 — The South Park Community — Merriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
The community of South Park, Kansas was founded in 1887 as an integrated community. By 1900, four black families had settled in the town of 250 residents. South Park continued to grow and became a part of Merriam when it incorporated in 1950. In . . . — Map (db m50583) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 06 — The Trolley Line & Hocker Grove Amusement Park — Merriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
A few years after the closure of Merriam Park, Richard Weaver Hocker developed the second largest amusement park in Merriam. Named Hocker Grove after its founder, the park was established in 1907 and remained in existence until 1919. Again, . . . — Map (db m46902) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — Walker School
Site of Former Madam C. J. Walker School. Built about 1860 to House the Black Students of the South Park Area Until 1949. — Map (db m30545) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — "Indian Jim" and the Building of Kansas City Road — World's Champion Lays 46,664 Bricks in Under Eight Hours
- Main Marker: - Founded in 1857, Olathe was strategically located on the Santa Fe Trail. In the era of horsepower, the new town was a day's journey from Independence, Missouri. As time passed, Olathe's population and commerce grew, and . . . — Map (db m20270) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — "Wheels of Progress"

Conceptualized by Heart of America's own Craig Shannon and Mike Whalen, "Wheels of Progress" represents the evolution of transportation depicted by 4 giant wheels. One in stone to symbolize the prehistoric era, one in wood to symbolize the . . . — Map (db m99462) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — A Most Desirable Spot For Camping
The Lone Elm Campground The land here at Lone Elm met the three requirements for a stopover for travelers on the trail...wood, water, and grass. Wood for campfires and wagon repairs, water for the support of people and animals, and grass for . . . — Map (db m34342) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — A Survivor
This barn is thought to be the oldest structure standing on the Mahaffie farm. While the siding was replaced at least twice, the frame underneath probably dates to about 1860, when the Mahaffies established the farm and their first home. In 2009, . . . — Map (db m34542) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Bicentennial Time Capsule
Beneath this stone is buried a capsule containing papers and items used in celebrating the American Revolution Bicentennial in Johnson County, Kansas. Placed on this Thanksgiving Eve November 24, 1976 A.D. by the Johnson County Bicentennial . . . — Map (db m69376) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Check that Cornfield
According to the agricultural census of that year, Beatty Mahaffie produced 2000 bushels of corn on this farm in 1865. The average Johnson County farm produced 667 bushels. This small field is slightly less than one acre in size. With forty bushels . . . — Map (db m34460) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Children of the Trails — Artist: Kwan Wu
Perhaps the greatest test of the pioneers' spirit was the loss of children like Asa Smith to the harsh and unforgiving elements of the frontier. His tiny marker stands today at the intersection of K-19 and K-7 Highways. It is joined by this . . . — Map (db m69377) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Elm Grove Campground
For over three decades starting in 1827, Elm Grove Campground, one mile east of near the bridge on Cedar Creek, was an important frontier camp site. Thousands of Santa Fe traders, Oregon and California emigrants, missionaries, mountain men, soldiers . . . — Map (db m20093) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Elvira Beckwith — 1818 - 1865 — First Burial
. . . — Map (db m70275) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Fast Food
Stagecoaches carrying passengers of the Barlow and Sanderson stagecoach line pulled into the side yard of the house. This outside door led to the cellar of the house where Lucinda Mahaffie, her daughters, and hired help served meals to hungry . . . — Map (db m34496) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Home For Christmas — 1970 - 1972 — [Vietnam Veterans Memorial]
Olathe captured the attention of the nation, and of the world, in 1970, 1971 and 1972, with four fund-raising drives to provide holiday furloughs for 28 Olathe servicemen then stationed in the Vietnam war zone. Olathe was the first community . . . — Map (db m69378) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Home Sweet Home
J.B. Mahaffie is building, on his farm just east of town a large two story dwelling house. Olathe Mirror - July 20, 1865 In 1857, James B. (Beatty) and Lucinda Mahaffie moved to Olathe from northern Indiana with four children. In . . . — Map (db m34503) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Lone Elm Campground
Lone Elm is one of the most historic and important frontier trail camp sites in America and was used as a campground and rendezvous point for all three of our nation's great western roads to the frontier.....the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California . . . — Map (db m34334) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Lone Elm Park
"Travelers came to look upon it as an old friend - they felt an attachment for the tree that had so often sheltered and shaded them from storm and sun..." W.W.H. Davis (1853) Lone Elm Park was purchased by the City of Olathe in 2000 to . . . — Map (db m34339) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Not So Little A Farm On the Prairie...
The agricultural censuses for 1860, 1865, and 1870 make it clear that J.B. Mahaffie had one of the most valuable farming operations in the township. In 1865, J.B. owned 570 acres of land, with 240 of them enclosed by fence. The total cash value . . . — Map (db m34529) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Olathe Civil War Memorial
In memory of our dead comrades — Map (db m21675) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Olathe World War Memorial
In Memory of World War Veterans — Map (db m21663) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Pit Stop
Why does a race car driver pull into the pits, or a truck driver leave the highway to visit a truck stop? The Mahaffie stagecoach stop offered similar services. Need repairs or new tires? The federal census for 1865 lists a "R. Vickard" - . . . — Map (db m34546) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Makes a Whistle-stop in Olathe
"I am glad to get into Kansas again..." President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ("FDR") told the audience in Syracuse, Kansas in 1936. The president was returning to Washington, D.C. after a campaign trip by train to Colorado. When he reached Olathe . . . — Map (db m21671) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — R.R. Osborne Plaza — Dedicated to an Olathe Visionary — November 21, 2003
Robert R. Osborne - Olathe banker, businessman, and philanthropist, 1904-2001. His longstanding community leadership and unfailing support for those in need helped shape Olathe and its institutions. The art works in this plaza are intended to . . . — Map (db m69380) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Rest for the Weary
"These is a romance about the stage coach that will never die. Its jolly driver with his six-in-hand, the merry passenger with his jokes ans stories, and the stations along the road where we used to stretch our tired limbs will long linger like a . . . — Map (db m20096) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Roads To The West
The Santa Fe Trail The Santa Fe Trail began in 1821 when William Becknell led a small group of men on a trading expedition from frontier Missouri to colonial Santa Fe. Mexico had recently declared its independence from Spain and abolished . . . — Map (db m34340) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Santa Fe Trail
This marks the route of the Santa Fe Trail from Kansas City to Santa Fe 1822 - 1880 — Map (db m20065) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — 3 — Santa Fe Trail — 1822 - 1872
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Kansas — Map (db m34332) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Stagecoach Drivers — Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be...
Stagecoach drivers were an interesting group by many accounts. Good drivers were sought by stagecoach companies for their skills in driving. They exercised authority similar to ship captains over their coaches and the passengers traveling with . . . — Map (db m34507) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — State Your Business...
Friends or business associates coming to call on the Mahaffie family used the front door of the house. Stagecoach passengers and other travelers used the side door to reach the dining hall in the cellar, and had no need to enter the private, family . . . — Map (db m34504) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — The Travelers
The Travelers For more than four decades, tens of thousands of travelers camped here. The Lone Elm campground was one or two nights out from the frontier "jumping off" points on the Missouri River. The great lone elm tree that gave this . . . — Map (db m34355) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — There's No Roost Like Home
Our reproduction chicken coop is based on an original coop built in Missouri in the mid-1800s. The sloped gabled-ends provide a perfect place for the chickens to roost, and the doors underneath make it easy to clean out the building. The . . . — Map (db m34472) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Trail Campground..To Farm..To Park
In 1857, Newton Ainsworth claimed this land and allowed the trail travelers to continue camping here. A decade later, the railroads began to make their way west and the great overland trails became a part of history. The need for camping at Lone . . . — Map (db m34357) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Trails West — by Eldon Tefft
The oxen and Conestoga wagon sculpture was originally commissioned in 1994 for use at the Kansas Visitors Center at 119th & Strang Line Road. When the Center closed in 2002 the sculpture was awarded to the City of Olathe. The sculpture has been . . . — Map (db m34337) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Up In Smoke
Thanks to archaeological digs carried out in the early 1980s, we know that the Mahaffies' original smokehouse stood about 15 feet behind you, closer to the ice house. Smokehouses, like ice houses, offered a way to preserve food. In the . . . — Map (db m34549) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Westward Ho!
You are traveling in the path of countless men, women, and children who passed this very home in the 1860s! When you turned into the parking lot, you pulled off the Westport Route of the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails. And now, you're . . . — Map (db m34470) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Workin' For a Living
Buck and Tip, the Mahaffie oxen, are four years old. They are accurately called "oxen" now that they have reached maturity. Until they reach four years of age, young oxen-in-training are properly referred to as working steers. Weighing in about . . . — Map (db m34514) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — "A Day on the Trail"

Images Art Gallery has proudly designed and painted this mural depicting "A Day on the Trail." The Santa Fe Trail was a two-way trail of commerce and cultural exchange between the United States and Mexico from 1821 to the 1870's. Oxen or mules . . . — Map (db m99304) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — A Day on the Santa Fe Trail — 1822 - 1872

The Trip Ahead The Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails proved to be both challenging and exhilarating for the travelers in the caravans passing near here. Letters and diaries are filled with the adventures, excitement, and hardships . . . — Map (db m99328) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — A. M. Wood Buildings
Built 1923 — Map (db m69335) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Conser Garage & Bus Station
Built 1928 — Map (db m69330) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Conser Store & Hall
Built 1911 A landmark building designated by the O. P. Landmark Commission — Map (db m69339) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Hedrick-Fleming Hall & Post Office — Built 1925

[Title is text] — Map (db m99278) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Korean War Veterans Memorial — Freedom Is Not Free
Kansas honors her uniformed sons and daughters who answered their country's call to defend a country they did not know and a people they had never met Over a million and a half U.S. Soldiers served in the Korean War, 1950-53. . . . — Map (db m36725) WM
Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Opening the Floodgates

[Inset] "from 'Sappling Grove' where there is an excellent fountain spring & a very good place to camp.. The road runs a little round on the high ridge."

The Santa Fe Trail began in 1821 when William Becknell and a . . . — Map (db m100228) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Overland Park State Bank Building — Built 1910

A landmark building designated by the O.P. Landmark Commission — Map (db m99279) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . — Map (db m93455) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Santa Fe and Oregon Trails
Both the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails crossed here, northeast to southwest, beginning 1821. The trails took separate courses farther west. A route through Kansas Territory was opened north of here in the 1830's after the founding of Westport, Mo. Long . . . — Map (db m20213) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — 1 — Santa Fe Trail — 1822 - 1872

[Title is text] — Map (db m99303) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Stanley Rural High School — 1919 - 1965
While S.R.H.S. was being built, classes were held in the Christian and Methodist churches - Grange Hall. Charter Roll SCHOOL BOARD      TEACHERS J.L. Chaney, R.H. Holmes, P.L. Kellogg - J.L. Stark, Principal; Amy Kincaid Students . . . — Map (db m20786) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — The Pioneer Spirit — In Honor Of

Antioch Cemetery Est. 1871 This plaque dedicated May, 2001 to honor those whose services, past and present have preserved the beauty of this cemetery ———————— [Cemetery Chapel] . . . — Map (db m88150) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Two Routes from Westport

The Santa Fe Trail forked into two routes as it headed south from Westport. Along the routes were campgrounds for trail travelers — to the northeast of the junction was Sapling Grove and the southwest was a campground called Flat Rock or . . . — Map (db m100264) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Two Ways West from Westport

Imagine seeing Santa Fe Trail wagon trains coursing through Overland Park! Around you swirls the sights and sounds of wagons creaking, oxen braying, and wagon masters shouting commands. You are standing between two historic branches of the . . . — Map (db m99307) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Voices from the Trail

The Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails proved to be both challenging and exhilarating for the travelers in the caravans passing through this junction along one of the Westport routes. Letters and diaries are filled with adventures and . . . — Map (db m100260) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Voights Building
Built 1928 — Map (db m69331) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Wagons and Coaches... ...to Trains and Planes

The heyday of the trails had come and gone by the time William B. Strang Jr. platted out a residential development in this area in 1905. To promote his real estate plans and bring people out from Kansas City, he developed a trolley car . . . — Map (db m100267) HM

Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — William B. Strang, Jr. — 1857 - 1921
Founder of Overland Park 1906 Sculpture by Kwan Wu Dedicated May 20, 2006 — Map (db m69332) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Wilson-Weldon Buildings
Built 1924 — Map (db m69337) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Shawnee — California Road
The California Road Originally a trail through the lands of the Shawnee Indians, running west from Westport through present day Johnson and Douglas Counties, this route was used throughout the 1830's and 1840's by Indians, missionaries, and . . . — Map (db m50612) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Shawnee — Fort Leavenworth Military Road
The Fort Leavenworth Military Road Created in 1837, this road was originally created to run from Fort Leavenworth south to Fort Gibson in Oklahoma. It was actually part of the route that Congress had designated as the border line of the . . . — Map (db m50613) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Shawnee — Gum Springs
Located today at 59th Terrace and Bluejacket in the city of Shawnee, Gum Springs was the site of the Shawnee Indian church and meeting house, as well as the location of several excellent springs, all near the intersection of the Fort Leavenworth . . . — Map (db m50693) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Shawnee — Pleasant View Veterans' Memorial
American Legion Seal Dedicated to those who have served to safeguard Justice, Freedom, and Democracy. — Map (db m21686) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Shawnee — Quantrill's Raid on Shawneetown — Oct 17, 1862
A band of Confederate guerrillas led by William Quantrill corraled the residents of Shawneetown into the square at this site. A majority of the town's buildings and homes were looted and set on fire nearly destroying the town. Thirteen persons were . . . — Map (db m20512) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Shawnee — The Development of the Kansas City area Frontier Trails Network — Trail Map
The Santa Fe Trail went through two decades of change in the Kansas City area before evolving into it's final form by about 1840. In the early years of that decade it also became the route of the Oregon Trail and California Trail. 1821 - . . . — Map (db m50679) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Shawnee — Wagonmaster's House — Richard Williams
Richard Williams was born in Tennessee in 1830, son of Judge Arthur Williams. As a young man, Richard came to Johnson County in the 1850s, employed as a surveyor by the U.S. government. During the 1850s and early 1860s, Dick Williams was a . . . — Map (db m50691) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Shawnee — Westport - Santa Fe Trail - Oregon / California Trail
Westport Westport, along with Independence, was a major outfitting point for the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails. Founded in 1834 by John C. McCoy and platted around the trading post he built the previous year, Westport's early . . . — Map (db m50723) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Spring Hill — Rest Soldier Rest
The Flag they fought for (American Flag) To the memory of our Unknown Dead they sleep on southern battlefields and 'neath the ocean wave — Map (db m21316) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Spring Hill — Spring Hill Cemetery Veterans' Memorial
In Honor of the Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, the Spanish-American War 1898, Our Country's Defend- ers in the World War 1917-1918 and the Loyal Women of SpringHill and Community. — Map (db m21684) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Stilwell — Quantrill's Raids and the Military Road — 1862
In Spring, 1862, William Clarke Quantrill, confederate guerrilla, led raids in and about Aubry, taking an uncounted toll of lives and property. Union troops seeking the raiders camped often along the military road (now Metcalf) from Fort . . . — Map (db m64012) HM

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