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By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
Chanute - Wright Memorial Marker
Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — A Flight Into History — Chanute - Wright Memorial
Our city was named after Octave Chanute, a noted engineer who designed railroads throughout the United States. He also built the first bridge over the Missouri River at Kansas City. He was a mentor and friend to Wilbur and Orville Wright. His . . . — Map (db m57268) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Austin Bridge

The King Bridge Company constructed the Austin Bridge in 1872. The 160-foot bowstring arch design would span the Neosho River east of what is now Chanute. The pioneers invested $15,000 in the bridge for their economic future of getting . . . — Map (db m92302) HM

Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Chanute Announces Wright Brothers' Flight — Chanute - Wright Memorial
The Wright Brothers received their copy of Mr. Chanute's book personally from the author, who became both their friend and advisor. Mr. Chanute visited the Wrights at Dayton, Oh. and Kitty Hawk, N.C.. Illness caused Mr. Chanute to miss the . . . — Map (db m57294) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Chanute Area Veterans Memorial

This memorial is dedicated to all Chanute Area Veterans, past, present and future. We must never forget the sacrifices made by these brave men and women while protecting our freedoms and our way of life.

11 November, 2013 . . . — Map (db m92304) HM WM

Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Civil War Memorial — 1861 - 1865

In Memory of Our Honored Dead — Map (db m92303) HM

Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Highland Park — City of Chanute
Originally purchased Sept. 11, 1902 by the city as a rock quarry. Dedicated as a park on April 5, 1912 after the January 10, 1912, park bond election. 10 acres. — Map (db m41563) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Jesse Lee Jackson — 1917 - 2005
Jesse Lee Jackson was born on January 20, 1917, in Tennessee Colony, Texas. He moved with his family to Chanute at the age of 5. He graduated from Chanute High School and attended Chanute Junior College. Jesse's dedication to our community was . . . — Map (db m57305) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Octave Chanute — 1832 - 1910 — "The Father of Aviation"
"If he (Chanute) has not lived, the entire history of progress in flying would have been other than it has been, for he encouraged not only the Wright Brothers to persevere in their experiments, but (his) private correspondence with experimenters . . . — Map (db m57272) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" — Chanute - Wright Memorial
Mr. Chanute moved to Chicago in 1889 and began working on solving "the problem of the ages" - heavier-than-air flight. Chanute corresponded with men all over the world interested in flight. He gathered all the information he could find, looking . . . — Map (db m57299) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute — Chanute - Wright Memorial
In 1873, Octave Chanute collaborated with the four towns of Tioga, Alliance, New Chicago and Chicago Junction to successfully convince the railroad to run a main line through this area. For his efforts the towns agreed to name the "new" town . . . — Map (db m57297) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Octave Chanute: Engineer — Chanute - Wright Memorial
Born in Paris in 1832, Octave Chanute immigrated to the U.S. at the age of six. Even with no education in engineering, he would become one of the foremost engineers of the 19th Century through involvement in railroading, bridge building, . . . — Map (db m57296) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Octave Chanute's Progress in Flying Machines — Chanute - Wright Memorial
Mr. Chanute's 1891 book "Progress in Flying Machines" made him the world's first aviation historian, but, more importantly, for the first time experimenters could read of work done before them and not waste time by repetition. His 1896 biplane . . . — Map (db m57300) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Osage City

Located about three miles northeast of Chanute on the eastern riverbank at a ford now known as Brown Wells Dam the town of Osage City sprang up in 1856. A man named John Beck and others came to the area from the Tioga River basin in New York. . . . — Map (db m92301) HM

Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — The Tioga Inn
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m57302) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine — Chanute - Wright Memorial
"Let us hope that the advent of a successful flying machine now only dimly foreseen and nevertheless thought to be possible, will bring nothing but good into the world, that it shall abridge distance, make all parts of the globe accessible, bring . . . — Map (db m57293) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Chanute — War Memorial — Tribute of a Grateful City
Dedicated to the men and women of Chanute who were in the service of the country in the wars in which the United States has been engaged World War I [Roll of Honored Dead] World War II [Roll of Honored Dead] Korea . . . — Map (db m57306) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Erie — American Legion Post 102 Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All Veterans — Map (db m46211) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Erie — Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
In memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of the War of 1861 - 1865 Erected May 30, 1907 under the auspices of Erie Post No. 311 Department of Kansas G.A.R. — Map (db m46227) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Erie — Lieutenant Leland R. Richey, U.S.N.R. — In Memory Of
Who gave his life for his country and for the American Ideal of Lasting Peace in a World of United Nations Over Wonsan Harbor, Korea, May 6, 1953 [Naval Aviator Badge and Masonic Symbol] — Map (db m46210) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Erie — 52 — Mission Neosho
The first Indian mission and school in present Kansas was established in September, 1824, about five miles west of this marker. Benton Pixley, the missionary, followed Chief White Hair and his band of Great Osages who had migrated from Missouri . . . — Map (db m46198) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Erie — 52 — Osage Nation
Originally from the Ohio Valley, the Osages agreed in 1810 to a treaty to relinquish lands in Missouri and relocate along the Neosho River in Kansas. Under the leadership of Chief Pahuska, called White Hair, the Osages lived and hunted on their . . . — Map (db m65813) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), Erie — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all who have served our country "Honor to the Soldier and Sailor everywhere who bravely bears his country's cause." Abraham Lincoln Dedicated July 18, 2008 — Map (db m46206) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), St. Paul — 51 — Osage Catholic Mission
The mission was founded in 1847 for Osage Indians living along the Neosho and Verdigris rivers. A manual labor school for boys was established by the Jesuits and a department for girls by the Sisters of Loretto. Highest recorded enrollment was 239. . . . — Map (db m46238) HM
Kansas (Neosho County), St. Paul — War Memorial
Dedicated to the Glory of Almighty God, in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in defence of their country. We honor all — Map (db m65816) WM

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