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Labette County Kansas Historical Markers

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 30, 2011
Chetopa Marker
Kansas (Labette County), Chetopa — Chetopa
Founded 18th April 1857 by Dr. George Lisle — Map (db m60789) HM
Kansas (Labette County), Chetopa — Parish of Sacred Heart - Chetopa

The missionary priest from the Jesuit Osage Mission came to to [sic] the area surrounding Chetopa in 1847. The opening of a church was delayed due to the outbreak of the Civil War. Sadness came to the small town in 1857 when the town was burned . . . — Map (db m60773) HM

Kansas (Labette County), Chetopa — Veterans Memorial Auditorium — Gymnasium
Dedicated to all Veterans in service of their country —————— Board of Education [names not transcribed] — Map (db m60790) HM
Kansas (Labette County), Edna — First State Bank
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m60793) HM
Kansas (Labette County), Edna — Veterans Honor Roll
Roll of Honored Dead R J Dilorenzo • Lester W Hittle • Billy B Maxwell • Alfred Polson • Ray Preistly • George W Roles • Delbert W Seger • George Taylor • Jearl Thompson • Roscoe Wilson Samuel Triplett Congressional Medal of Honor . . . — Map (db m60791) HM
Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — Historic Riverside Park

Early Days This bluff on which the Riverside Park sits is steeped in history. Towering over the plains, this site was frequented by both American Indians and early Euro-American settlers. It served as a place to observe game and also for . . . — Map (db m96902) HM

Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — John A. Mathews Park — A Kansas Landmark

This old well is whiteman's improvement to an everlasting spring used by the Indian tribes for ages and marks the first known white settlement in southern Kansas.

John Mathews settled here to serve as blacksmith for the Osages about 1841 . . . — Map (db m96966) HM

Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — KATY Caboose Number 109
Given to the City of Oswego, Kansas by the Union Pacific Railroad in memory of Former President and Board Vice-Chairman Carl Raymond Gray and Harriette Flora Gray, a native of the Oswego area, who were married here in . . . — Map (db m60771) HM
Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — Osage Indian Village — Circa 1841
Depicting when the Osage dwelled east of the bluff near Horseshoe Lake and Chief White Hair was their Chief. John Mathews, a fur trader and blacksmith, lived on the summit, intermingling with the tribe, both cultures benefiting from the . . . — Map (db m42284) HM
Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — Riverside Park

This point overlooks the historic Neosho Crossing for "The Old Indian Trail" between Missouri and the Osage buffalo hunting grounds in central Oklahoma. The ford was located about eighty yards above the present dam. Two hundred Union soldiers . . . — Map (db m96922) HM

Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — Sulky Plow
This plow was used by Ray and Ed Wiggins when they started farming west of Oswego in 1914. Donated by Helen and Dick Doty — Map (db m42283) HM
Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — The Little Town Well

The earliest permanent white settler in present Labette County is believed to have been John Mathews, trader and blacksmith, who arrived here about 1840. He established a post to trade with the Osage Indians of one of White Hair's villages, . . . — Map (db m96965) HM

Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — Carnegie Library — Constructed 1909
This building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior The Carnegie Building 100 Years of Service 1909 - 2009 — Map (db m42193) HM
Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — 258 — First Presbyterian Church
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site No. 258 — Map (db m121382) HM
Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — Peace Garden
In Honor of Those Who Served in Korea or Viet Nam — Map (db m42233) WM
Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — 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 m93368) HM
Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — World War I Memorial
Dedicated to those who entered the service of their country during the World War Dedicated November 11, 1930 — Map (db m42191) HM
Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — World War II Memorial — They Sought No Glory But Their Country's Good
In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of their country in World War II. We Honor All — Map (db m42230) HM

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