“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Ottawa County Kansas Historical Markers

Civil War Memorial Dedication image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., April 1, 2012
Civil War Memorial Dedication
Kansas (Ottawa County), Delphos — Civil War Memorial1861 - 1865

In Memory of Our Patriot Dead

We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. Lincoln.

We loved our country Gave our lives for her Do ye, our children for her honor live.

Sleep in peace with kindred . . . — Map (db m79925) WM

Kansas (Ottawa County), Delphos — Grace Bedell Billings: Lincoln's Little Correspondent

Delphos The home of Lincoln's Little Correspondent Grace Bedell Billings 1848 - 1936

At the age of 11, Grace Bedell of Westfield, N.Y., wrote Candidate Abraham Lincoln on Oct. 15, 1860 suggesting that he grow a beard. She . . . — Map (db m79927) HM

Kansas (Ottawa County), Delphos — Pike's Route

Capt. Zebulon M. Pike and Exploring Party passed near here Sept. 22, 1806 en route to the Pawnee village to win tribal allegiance to the United States

One Day's March Lost Creek Camp [to] First Creek Camp

Pike's Route traced by . . . — Map (db m79955) HM

Kansas (Ottawa County), Delphos — Veterans Memorial

Let this memorial forever stand in remembrance of the men and women who served our country so that this nation shall have "government of the people, by the people, for the people"

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of . . . — Map (db m79926) WM

Kansas (Ottawa County), Minneapolis — George W Carver
attended school on this site 1880 - 1884 — Map (db m63524) HM
Kansas (Ottawa County), Minneapolis — Welcome to Rock City

Rock City rocks are magnificent examples of sandstone concretions which have formed in the millions of years since Kansas was covered by an inland sea. This is the only place in the world where so many concretions of such giant size are found . . . — Map (db m79957) HM

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May. 24, 2020