Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
 
 

Mitchell County Kansas Historical Markers

 
Marker detail: Looking east along Wisconsin Street in 1909 image, Touch for more information
Marker detail: Looking east along Wisconsin Street in 1909
Kansas (Mitchell County), Cawker City — Cawker CityEstablished 1870
History Cawker City was founded in 1870 by four men, who played a poker game to see who the town would be named after. The winner, Colonel E. H. Cawker, built the first house in town. The town was incorporated on March 20, 1874, and grew . . . — Map (db m123737) HM
Kansas (Mitchell County), Cawker City — Homestead of J. Gledhill1871 - 1920
Twelve Mile Post Office 1874 - 1894 Cawker City Smith Center Trail 1871 — Map (db m46690) HM
Kansas (Mitchell County), Cawker City — 36 — Waconda (Great Spirit Spring)
Many moons ago, so runs an Indian legend, Waconda, a beautiful Princess, fell in love with a brave of another tribe. Prevented from marriage by a blood feud, this warrior embroiled the tribes in battle. During the fight an arrow struck him as he . . . — Map (db m123009) HM
Kansas (Mitchell County), Cawker City — Waconda Springs
American Indians considered Waconda Springs a sacred site. Translated similarly by other tribes, the name comes from a Kaw word meaning "Great Spirit." The legend tells of the beautiful Waconda who fell in love with the warrior Takota from a . . . — Map (db m123034) HM
Kansas (Mitchell County), Cawker City — World's Largest Ball of Sisal TwineThrift + Patience = Success
Started by Frank Stoeber in 1953 7,801,766 feet 17,886 pounds 2006 1988 circumference 40' 3" 14,687 lbs. — Map (db m46686) HM
Kansas (Mitchell County), Glen Elder State Park — Waconda Springs / Glen Elder State Park
Welcome Visitors Waconda Springs was said to be known to Native Americans as a ceremonial meeting place for the tribes documented to have used the area. The known tribes are: The Arickanees, Wichita, Sioux, Osage, Kiowas, Arapahoes, . . . — Map (db m53424) HM

6 markers matched your search criteria.
Paid Advertisement We are suspending Amazon.com advertising until they remove an ad for a certain book from circulation. A word in the book’s title has given rise to number of complaints. The word is inappropriate in school classroom settings.