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David Smith's Pony Express and Stage Station Overland Trail Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
David Smith's Pony Express and Stage Station Overland Trail Marker
Kansas (Marshall County), Axtell — David Smith's Pony Express and Stage Station Overland Trail — 1861
80 rods S.W. — Map (db m77960) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Axtell — World War Memorial
Axtell Boys who served in The World War 1914 - 1918 [Roll of Honored Dead] Ray J. Creevan • Ray R. Hendricks Arthur Nelson • Arthur Ross [Honor Roll of Veterans, not transcribed] Nurses Ruth S. E. Anderson • . . . — Map (db m77957) WM
Kansas (Marshall County), Beattie — Father William L. Nelligan — Priest of God • Beloved Pastor — Dedicated to the memory of
Born in Bangor Maine on August 15, 1884. He heard Christ's call, "Come follow me." He entered the seminary in 1906. He was ordained to the priesthood on April 3, 1914. Leaving his native Maine, he came as a missionary to serve the Church in . . . — Map (db m77962) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Beattie — Saddle Up at Guittard — Pony Express Trail
We spanned the prairie to Guittard's Station, on the far side of a shady, well-wooded creek, the Vermillion... For dinner...the ham and eggs, and hot rolls and coffee were fresh and good, and although drought had killed the salad, we had . . . — Map (db m77972) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — A Quiet and Restful Place
To cross the high western mountains before the fall snow storms arrived, many emigrant wagon trains headed for the Oregon or California territories left Independence, Missouri, in mid April to early May. The downside to leaving too early often . . . — Map (db m79152) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — A Respite In The Wilderness — Alcove Spring
The water is of the most excellent kind. The spring is surrounded with Ash Cotton wood and Cedar trees. It is an excellent place to camp for a day or two to wash, recruit the cattle etc. I this day cut the name of the spring in the rock on . . . — Map (db m79134) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Alcove Spring Park
Alcove Spring Park consists of more than 200 acres of native prairie and timber land maintained for the preservation of this historic camping ground on the Oregon-California trail and for the enjoyment of our visitors. The park is owned . . . — Map (db m79116) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — 26 — Alcove Springs & the Oregon Trail
Six miles northwest is Alcove Springs, named in 1846 by appreciative travelers on the Oregon trail who carved the name on the surrounding rocks and trees. One described the Springs as "a beautiful cascade of water... altogether one of the most . . . — Map (db m79113) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Blue Rapids Public Library — 1874
Entered on the National Register of Historic Places March 17, 1972 — Map (db m78929) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Blue Rapids Station Bell
Ringing loudly at the City's first station, this fire bell was once used to call our firemen to duty. The bell was donated by Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Gellinger in memory of Jeff Wise, long time firefighter and employee of the City of Blue Rapids — Map (db m78928) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Gigantic Glaciers — The Monument to the Ice Age — Blue Rapids, Kansas
Huge continental glaciers, hundreds of feet thick, came from the north to northeastern Kansas in at least two different episodes carrying rocks, gravel, sand, and a special clay called loess to the Blue Rapids area. Our fertile soils and . . . — Map (db m78960) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Historic Holm Cabin
This log cabin was built by Swedish emigrants Frank and Augusta Sjoholm in the mid 1870's on their farm eight miles southeast of Blue Rapids. Hewn logs of oak were used in the 12 X 26 foot cabin. The lengthwise logs were spliced by being shaped . . . — Map (db m78930) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Historical Baseball Game — Chicago White Sox vs. New York Giants — October 24, 1913 • Blue Rapids, Kansas
This field was the site of a 1913 game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants, winners of the national league pennant that year. Teams consisted of players from other major league teams, who were on a world tour. Blue Rapids was . . . — Map (db m79095) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Ice Age — The Monument to the Ice Age — Blue Rapids, Kansas
The age of ice made great changes in the Earth's climate. From 1.6 million to 10,000 years ago the climate chilled, glaciers formed and advanced and retreated at least twice. Advancing glaciers squeezed zones where plants, people and other . . . — Map (db m78957) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Oldest Rocks in Kansas — The Monument to the Ice Age — Blue Rapids, Kansas
The oldest rocks in Kansas can be found right here in Blue Rapids. They are called Sioux Quartzite, a metamorphosed red sandstone originally deposited as sand in riverbeds, buried, and made extremely hard by heat and pressure. This quartzite was . . . — Map (db m78958) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Oldest Roundabout in Kansas
[Also] 1874 - Public Library Blue Rapids Museum — Map (db m78926) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Oregon Trail Memorial Garden
Dedicated to Gregory M. Franzwa 1926 - 2009 Friend of Alcove Spring Historian-Writer-Publisher Founder of the Oregon-California Trails Association — Map (db m79119) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — The 1840s American Dream — Alcove Spring
Stranded by heavy flood waters on the bank of the Big Blue River, 100 members of the Donner and Reed Wagon Train waited for several days anticipating that the spring runoff would begin to subside. Sarah Keyes, James Reed's mother-in-law, . . . — Map (db m79137) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — War Memorial
Blue Rapids Boys in the Service 1914 - 18 Died in Service George Bedford • Clarence L Cole • William E Netz • William J Rombeck • Emil Vopata • Raphael L Zidek [Honor Roll of Veterans] Marshall County WWII Casualties James . . . — Map (db m79091) WM
Kansas (Marshall County), Frankfort — Frankfort Grade School — 1902
Entered on the National Register of Historic Places Dec. 27, 1972 — Map (db m79120) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Frankfort — Frankfort's First School House — District # 35 — Built in 1870
School district # 35 was organized in March 1869. The first term of school was taught by Professor Stines in the upper story of Heasley Hotel, south of the Mo-Pac [railroad] tracks. In the spring of 1870 this school house was built on hand . . . — Map (db m79145) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Frankfort — Memory of Battleship Maine — 2-15-1898
In remembrance of the officers and men who lost their lives in the destruction of the USS Maine at Havana Cuba harbor, February Fifteenth, MDCCCXCVIII — Map (db m79146) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Frankfort — Pikes Peak Trail 1842 — 1827 - 1870
[Covered Wagon Medallion] — Map (db m79147) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Frankfort — War Memorial
Veterans who gave their lives from Frankfort Kansas and surrounding area WWI: Benjamin F. Hersh • John Hunt • Albert H. Jackson • Albert C. Leopold • Joe P. Meaghen • Joseph L. McMinimy • Henry W. Waxler WWII: Navy: Fredrick . . . — Map (db m79149) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Marysville — Civil War Memorial
An acknowledgement of the debt which mankind owes to the Heroes who fought to maintain our national union, and preserve to the world a government founded upon liberty and equality. — Map (db m78050) WM
Kansas (Marshall County), Marysville — Marshall County Court House — 1891
Entered on the National Register of Historic Places Nov. 5, 1974 — Map (db m48601) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Marysville — Marshall County Veterans Memorial
[Rolls of Honored Dead, Missing, and Veterans] ———————— In Memory Of Paul Dwerlkotte And All Veterans ———————— History of . . . — Map (db m78044) HM WM
Kansas (Marshall County), Marysville — Marysville — Original Station — Apr. 3, 1860 - Nov. 20, 1861
In 1859, A.G. Barrett built the "Barrett Hotel." It was located here on the corner of Eighth and Broadway. He built it of native lumber made at his sawmill on the Black Vermillion River. This was one of the largest hotels on the Overland Route . . . — Map (db m48596) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Marysville — 25 — Marysville
A few miles below Marysville was the famous ford on the Oregon Trail known as the Independence, Mormon or California crossing. There thousands of covered wagons with settlers bound for Oregon, Mormons for Utah and gold seekers for California . . . — Map (db m48599) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Marysville — Marysville
Marysville was a home station for the Pony Express and the original building stands on its original site one block west. There, Pony Express Riders were changed as they carried the Overland Mail through 1966 miles of territory, now eight states. . . . — Map (db m48634) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Marysville — Marysville, Kan. — A Home Station — 1860 - 1861
[Relief of Pony Express Rider] — Map (db m48602) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Marysville — Pony Express Home Station No. 1 — 1859
This barn, a Pony Express Station of 1860-61, stands on the original site. Here courageous Pony Express Riders changed mounts as they carried the Overland Mail through 1966 miles of territory, now eight states. Russell, Majors, Waddell . . . — Map (db m48631) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Marysville — S. M. N. & R. American Legion Post 163 Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory of all who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America Remembered Not Forgotten — Map (db m78048) WM
Kansas (Marshall County), Marysville — Union Pacific Engine No. 460
For future generations to enjoy this locomotive Union Pacific Engine No. 460 has been placed here as a gift of the Union Pacific Railroad Company in April 1956 The project was financed through sale of stock of the . . . — Map (db m78057) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Oketo — Oketo Cut-Off of Overland Trail — 1862
Stage Station 140 rods west — Map (db m78026) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Oketo — Oketo School District 20 — 1863 - 1976
[Title is text] — Map (db m78031) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Oketo — Z. H. Moore General Store
First Stone Building 1884 Entered on the National Register of Historic Places June 24, 1976 — Map (db m78032) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Summerfield — St. Bridgets Church — Established 1859
Present building dedicated 1909 Historical Society formed 1970 First Catholic Church in Marshall Co. — Map (db m77961) HM

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