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

Scott County Kansas Historical Markers

El Quartelejo Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2010
El Quartelejo Marker
Kansas (Scott County), Scott City — 81(A) — El Quartelejo
In Scott County State Park three miles northwest is El Quartelejo, only known Indian pueblo in Kansas. About 1650, it is believed, Taos Indians migrated here to escape Spanish oppression. Later they were persuaded by the Spanish governor to return . . . — Map (db m67917) HM
Kansas (Scott County), Scott City — War Memorial
Dedicated in honor of the men & women who served our country & those who made the supreme sacrifice in World Wars I-II Korean & Vietnam World War I Ezra Conner • Lloyd Crooks • Orvis Hull • Frederick O. Reese • Lester Reid • . . . — Map (db m65977) WM
Kansas (Scott County), Scott State Park — Battle Canyon, 1878
This marks the site of the last encounter in the State of Kansas between Native Americans and the United States Troops. Homesick and ill, the Northern Cheyenne under the leadership of Chief Dull Knife and Little Wolf were trying to return to . . . — Map (db m65978) HM
Kansas (Scott County), Scott State Park — 81(B) — El Cuartelejo
Reconstructed here are the remains of a seven-room pueblo believed to have been built by Pueblo Indians from New Mexico. According to Spanish records Indians from Taos and Picuris Pueblos, fleeing Spanish rule, joined their Apache allies at a . . . — Map (db m65952) HM
Kansas (Scott County), Scott State Park — El Cuartelejo Archeology
In 1899, when Prof. H. T. Martin of the University of Kansas made the first archeological excavations of El Cuartelejo, most of the lower part of the original stone work was still in place, as shown in this photograph. Evidences of several other . . . — Map (db m65975) HM
Kansas (Scott County), Scott State Park — El Quartelejo
This marks the site of the Picurie Indian Pueblo 1604 which became an outpost of Spanish civilization and a rendezvous for French traders prior to 1720 — Map (db m65914) HM
Kansas (Scott County), Scott State Park — Plains Apache at El Cuartelejo
Although El Cuartelejo is popularly associated with a Puebloan people, during most of its habitation it was actually used by a band of Plains Apache. They were descendants of Indians who came into the Plains from the North probably in late . . . — Map (db m65954) HM
Kansas (Scott County), Scott State Park — Pueblo Floor Plan
Stone from the surrounding hills was used to build El Cuartelejo pueblo. The walls were plastered inside and out with adobe and the roof was made of willow poles or brush covered with mud. When first excavated in [sic] abundant charcoal, burned . . . — Map (db m65953) HM
Kansas (Scott County), Scott State Park — Steele Memorial
Erected by the public in honor of Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Steele Exemplars of Western Kansas Pioneers — Map (db m65976) HM

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