Erected this building and opened its door for instruction November 22, 1858
Werner Renick Davis, President
The trustees realizing their financial inability to construct a building to meet their dreams of the future requirements of the . . . — — Map (db m19976) HM
Here, and for the next 300 miles west, Highway 56 roughly follows the old Santa Fe Trail, and frequently crosses it. White settlement began in this area in 1854, the year Kansas became a territory, and in 1855 the town of Palmyra was founded. When . . . — — Map (db m20073) HM
This "battle" was part of the struggle to make Kansas a free state. In May, 1856, Proslavery men destroyed buildings and newspaper presses in Lawrence, Free-State headquarters. John Brown's company then killed five Proslavery men on Pottawatomie . . . — — Map (db m20059) HM
This replica of a 19th century log cabin was constructed in the fall of 1969 and dedicated in January of 1971. The cabin was constructed for the benefit of the Santa Fe Trail Historical Society for meetings and to display historical artifacts. . . . — — Map (db m63701) HM
South of this park are 18 acres of virgin prairie. Purchased 1967 by Douglas County from Russell Hays for a permanent prairie preserve and historic site. Evidence of Santa Fe Trail plainly visible. Original site of DAR marker was near pioneer . . . — — Map (db m20062) HM
Across the small foot bridge and up the trail is the entrance to a 16-acre remnant of a tallgrass prairie. It is dedicated to Dr. Boyd, who was a biology professor at Baker University, 1941-1982. Dr. Boyd was instrumental in getting the county to . . . — — Map (db m63702) HM
First important repair stop on the Santa Fe Trail
Blacksmith - General Store - Hotel
Well - Saw Mill - Post Office
Settled 1856 Surveyed 1857
The Palmyra Association donated the land for Baker University and City of . . . — — Map (db m91202) HM
This well was hand dug when the town of Palmyra was established in 1857, it served travelers on the Santa Fe Trail, as well as townspeople.
The well is 25 ft in diameter and 56 ft deep and about 17 ft to water. — — Map (db m91201) HM
Stony Point Evangelical Lutheran Church was established around 1860 by Joseph Eberhart. Church services were held at Stony Point School until the church building was constructed in 1883. The church was disbanded around 1900. The building was placed . . . — — Map (db m24024) HM
"Let not the knives of pro-slavery men be sheathed while there is one abolitionist in the Territory." —Squatter Sovereign proslavery newspaper in Atchison, Kansas Territory, June 10, 1856
On this site at dawn on June 2, 1856, the . . . — — Map (db m20051) HM
This Angling Road is the Original Santa Fe Trail.
Park Area Donated by I. and J. Stickle to Baker University in 1907.
D.A.R. Monument Commemorates the Dispersal of Free-State and Pro-Slavery Forces after the Battle of Black Jack.
Original . . . — — Map (db m20075) HM
Santa Fe Trail followed high land to the SW of this marker.
Two miles south of here the Marion Town Company laid out the Town of Marion in honor of Gen. Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox" of Revolutionary War fame. Town well, Blacksmith Shop, two . . . — — Map (db m19729) HM
The current City Hall building was completed in 1955. The first City Hall, which was originally built as a school house in 1860, was also situated at this location until it was moved to 731 Maple Street. The community of Eudora was established in . . . — — Map (db m76484) HM
Completed in 1897, Charles Lothholz was responsible for construction of this building. The original businesses at this location included the Kaw Valley State Bank, a general store and a barber shop. The second story with a 250-seating capacity was . . . — — Map (db m76474) HM
This building, commonly referred to as the Pilla Building, has been an enduring Eudora landmark. Built in 1873, it housed the Pilla General Store until 1929, which was one of the largest and most prosperous businesses in the community. Numerous . . . — — Map (db m76486) HM
This building was renovated to its current appearance in 1892 when it became home to the Eudora State Bank. This unique building contains a large, ornate metal cornice on its exterior facing Main Street. The Eudora State Bank remained at this . . . — — Map (db m76440) HM
This building was constructed in the early 1870's and became home to the Eudora Chapter of the International Order of Odd-Fellows, a fraternal organization first chartered in 1869. As of 2012 the Odd-Fellows continue to own this building and hold . . . — — Map (db m76466) HM
This large brick building is perhaps the most versatile on all of Main Street. Constructed in the early 20th century, the building has been used for drycleaners, barber shops, cafes, undertaking services, watch repair shops, jewelers, shoe stores, . . . — — Map (db m76467) HM
The current structure at 719 Main dates to the early 20th century. In the building's early days, it was used as a barber shop and a furniture warehouse. In the last several decades, the building has been home to numerous restaurants, most notably . . . — — Map (db m76468) HM
J. A. Seybold was responsible for the construction of the buildings at 720/722 Main Street in 1883. Seybold operated a hardware store here for only a short time. The buildings were next used by W. A. Fuller and his "Yankee" Fuller Hardware Store . . . — — Map (db m76473) HM
This building was completed around 1915 when the Trefz Variety Store was founded by William Trefz. Carl Trefz later operated the store until 1976. Numerous businesses including hardware stores, antique stores and coffee shops later operated at . . . — — Map (db m76471) HM
This building was completed in 1891 to serve as home for the Eudora branch of the Ancient Order of United Workers (Lodge #112). The Eudora branch of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (Doric Lodge #83) started to meet at this location in the . . . — — Map (db m76470) HM
The current building at this location was built in 1917. This building has been home to hardware stores, grocery stores, garages and auto dealers, including Rothberger Motor Auto Sales. Since 2001 the building has been home to Quilting Bits and . . . — — Map (db m76489) HM
This building's origins date to the early 20th century, although the exterior appearance of the building has since been heavily altered. Numerous meat markets and butcher shops have called this building home, including: The Henry Hagenbuch Meat . . . — — Map (db m76488) HM
This residence likely dates to the 1860's. James Still, son of Wakarusa Mission (which served the local Shawnee Indians in the 1850's) founder Abraham Still, had his medical office here. In addition to being a doctor, James Still was also a . . . — — Map (db m76490) HM
Shawnee Tribal Leader Paschal Fish and his daughter, Eudora
This statue has been created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the City of Eudora (1857-2007). The statue portrays Shawnee Tribal Leader Paschal Fish and his daughter, . . . — — Map (db m76492) HM
In 1855 the new town of Lecompton was named the capital of Kansas Territory. President James Buchanan appointed a governor and officials to establish government offices in Lecompton, and construction began on an elegant capitol building. In the . . . — — Map (db m50755) HM
Beginning in 1849, there plodded up the southern slope of Mount Oread a vast emigration bound for the golden land of California. One branch of the great California and Oregon Trail thus passed over the very ground now part of the university . . . — — Map (db m77573) HM
Coffin Sports Complex was built in 1981. It has an Olympic-size swimming pool, racket ball courts and basketball court. It currently is the home for the American Indian Athletics Hall of Fame. Coffin Complex is named after Tony Coffin, . . . — — Map (db m77301) HM
Known as "Phog" for his foghorn umpire calls and "Doc" for his osteopathic skills ("I won more games at the training table than on the sidelines"), Allen was KU's head basketball coach from 1920 until his retirement in 1956.
Truly a great . . . — — Map (db m54541) HM
The Haskell Bandstand, (now called the Gazebo) was built in 1908 after the previous bandstand was destroyed by a wind storm. Music was an enjoyed student activity. The bandstand was used frequently for concerts in the early days. The bandstand is . . . — — Map (db m77382) HM
During the weekend of October 27th to 30th, 1926, Haskell Institute hosted a celebration and dedication to the newly constructed football stadium and Arch. (Donations for the construction of the stadium came from all over Indian Country. Haskell . . . — — Map (db m77303) HM
Haskell Institute circa 1903
The road going into the Haskell grounds, from the left side of picture, is the current Barker Ave. The buildings from left to right are: Hiawatha, Superintendent’s house, Osceola, Sequoyah (far background . . . — — Map (db m77318) HM
This project is dedicated to those who were here first.
Haskell Indian Nations University campus is a unique and special place. Please, respect these grounds and buildings as you walk around campus.
From 1884-1890, the school’s official . . . — — Map (db m77379) HM
The first three buildings on the Haskell grounds are from left to right: Osceola (boy’s dorm), Sequoyah (the schoolroom), Keokuk (girl’s dorm).
Location of the original three buildings, overlaid on top of current building locations. The yellow . . . — — Map (db m77383) HM
Haskell’s destiny in becoming a four-year university for native students has a history to be preserved and shared.
In 1890, Haskell Institute became the official name. Several years passed before classes were offered beyond the . . . — — Map (db m77381) HM
In Honor of the 415
that served in
World War I
and in memory of
who made the
for their country.
October 13, 2001.
The . . . — — Map (db m77316) WM
Hiawatha was a legendary Native American leader and co-founder of the Iroquois Confederacy. Depending on the version of the narrative, Hiawatha lived in the 16th century and was a leader of the Onondaga in the New York area. Hiawatha was a . . . — — Map (db m77384) HM
This memorial commemorates the conflict that began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean military forces crossed the 38th Parallel and launched a massive invasion of South Korea. Responding to pleas for help by the Government of the Republic of . . . — — Map (db m77589) WM
Between Lawrence and Topeka, the Kansas turnpike passes near the route of the old Oregon-California Trail, traveled in the 1800s by explorers, missionaries, soldiers, emigrants in search of land, and forty-niners in search of gold. Fifteen miles . . . — — Map (db m103242) HM
Tecumseh Hall was built in 1915 for use as the boys' gymnasium. Today, the first floor has a basketball court and is, also, used for other campus activities and events.
The Indian Leader newspaper and Student Activity offices are located in . . . — — Map (db m77305) HM
The Haskell Cemetery has approximately 100 students buried here. The child’s name, tribal affiliation, date of birth and death are engraved on their headstone. Some of causes of death were listed as consumption (Tuberculosis), pneumonia, . . . — — Map (db m77300) HM
Erected on the "Victory Highway," U.S. 40,
at the Leavenworth / Douglas County Line
as a memorial
to those from Douglas County who died
in World War I
Relocated to this site in 1980
Cast under the direction of
Dr. Thomas F. Roberts . . . — — Map (db m77571) WM
Free government does not bestow repose upon its citizens but sets them in the vanguard of battle to defend the liberty of every man.
[Roll of 277 KU Honored Dead]
[Cast bronze door panels, dedicated 1955, read]
Achievement • Courage • . . . — — Map (db m77594) WM
Born in Halstead, Kansas, of German emigrant parents Sept. 2, 1901, he was quite proud that he was a full-blooded German.
Rupp graduated from Halstead High School and then attended the University of Kansas where he played basketball under Coach . . . — — Map (db m54601) HM
Three Sport Letterman, All American 1919
Coach at Northwestern University 23 years
Helped organize first NCAA Basketball Tournament
University of Kansas Athletic Director 1950-1964
Manager of the 1960 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team, Chairman . . . — — Map (db m54594) HM
Dedicated to the memory of the one hundred and fifty citizens who defenseless fell victims to the inhuman ferocity of border guerrillas led by the infamous Quantrell in his raid upon Lawrence. August 21st, 1863. Erected . . . — — Map (db m20091) HM
Emporia, Kansas is Dean Smith's birthplace. After completing school in Emporia and Topeka, he came to the University of Kansas where he played under Coach Phog Allen. Dean played on the National Championship team, the 1952 team which beat St. . . . — — Map (db m54602) HM
As a University of Kansas student in 1905, Phog Allen played basketball for the inventor of the game, Dr. James Naismith. His performance produced three Letters from 1905-1907 and earned him a place on the roster of the K. C. Athletic Club. . . . — — Map (db m54599) HM
Born November 6, 1861 in Almonte Ontario, Canada and died November 28, 1939 in Lawrence, Kansas. Buried in Lawrence Memorial Park.
Dr. Naismith invented the game of basketball as a winter indoor sport for the YMCA at Springfield, Massachusetts . . . — — Map (db m54545) HM
This fountain is dedicated by the Woman’s Relief Corps Number 9, Department of Kansas, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic as an enduring memorial of perpetual service to the living, in loving remembrance of Comrade Robert S. and Mary J. . . . — — Map (db m77863) WM
University of Kansas Basketball Coach 1984-1988. Every team during his tenure advanced to the NCAA Tournament, twice to the Final Four His 1988 team won the National Championship, beating Oklahoma 83-79. His 1986 team's record was 35-4. — — Map (db m54596) HM
For God And Country
Dedicated to those War Veterans that never returned
Picture of American Flag on a flagpole
The Five Seals of the Armed Forces of the United States — — Map (db m21478) HM
Abolitionist John Speer established a farmstead on this site shortly after his arrival in Kansas Territory in September 1854. A newspaper publisher from Pennsylvania, Speer became a part of the struggle to bring Kansas into the Union as a free, . . . — — Map (db m37581) HM
This circa 1866 building is reflective of commercial Victorian architecture
Location of boot and shoe shop, grocery, agricultural implement dealer, and cigar shop
Charles Achning established a hardware store here by 1886. Business retained . . . — — Map (db m76171) HM
Designed by John G. Haskell and Fredrick Gunn in the Richardsonian Romanesque style
Constructed by the firm of Cuthbert and Sargent of Topeka, KS 1903-1904
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places — — Map (db m50843) HM
This marks the site of the Free State Hotel erected in 1855 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society. Destroyed by Sheriff Jones and his posse May 21, 1856, and rebuilt by Col. Schaler W. Eldridge. Quantrill and his raiders destroyed Lawrence August . . . — — Map (db m20397) HM
On the afternoon of September 14th, 1856, the Free State settlement of Lawrence, Kansas Territory was threatened with invasion by an army of 2700 Pro-slavery Missourians under the command of Generals David R. Atchison and John W. Reid. Encamping . . . — — Map (db m76325) HM
Many Lawrence residents, including perhaps Langston Hughes, spent pleasant hours reading and fostering their love of books in this Carnegie Library. As the famous writer and poet wrote:
"...When I was in the second grade, my grandmother took me . . . — — Map (db m54572) HM
This Carnegie Library housed the
Lawrence Public Library 1904-1972
Designed by George A. Berlinghof
in the Beaux Arts style
Rear addition was a 1937 Works Progress
Andrew Carnegie . . . — — Map (db m54570) HM
Constructed late 1860s.
Alexander Marks, jeweler, was an early occupant
This building, now reflective of Mission style, housed dry goods, drugs, and jewelry businesses and several barber shops.
Alfred A. Lawrence Photography Studio . . . — — Map (db m76209) HM
The Herald of Freedom,
published on this site 1855-56
Site of Liberty Hall,
Lawrence's first opera house 1870-1911
The Bowersock Opera House
(Liberty Hall), built in 1912
Designed by Samuel B. Tarbet & Co. . . . — — Map (db m54573) HM
This building has housed a variety of commercial enterprises since the mid 1860's including a grocery, clothier, and tobacco shops
Sol Marks began operating a jewelry store on this site in 1880 — — Map (db m76172) HM
Built for Josiah Miller, Free State Party activist and Lawrence's first state senator
Construction began late 1850's; partially destroyed during Quantrill's Raid; reconstruction completed 1864
Third floor served as early meeting hall . . . — — Map (db m76296) HM
Barteldes Seed Company
One of the first sites rebuilt after Quantrill's Raid in 1863
Interior destroyed by fire 1997
Though modified several times,
the Italianate store front
retains many original . . . — — Map (db m76303) HM
Historic South Park was the first park of Lawrence and part of the original townsite that was founded in 1854. The park was originally used as a public area to grow crops and graze livestock for the City's residents. It is the most historic park . . . — — Map (db m76603) HM
The Fraternal Aid Society built a three story building on this site in 1904
Fire substantially destroyed the structure in 1930
Standard Mutual Life Insurance Company reconstructed this Renaissance Revival style building and occupied it from . . . — — Map (db m88887) HM
In 1869, General John N. Roberts, a Civil War veteran, and his wife Emily, moved to Kansas and established their business and family in Lawrence. The Robertses [sic] had one daughter, Isabella, affectionately called "Belle." Roberts . . . — — Map (db m77559) HM
The curved brick wall to your right is the outside wall of our twenty-five ton wood-fired oven. The masonry circle continues inside the bakery. The oven itself is from J. Llopis of Barcelona, Spain, and was built on site by master craftsman Manuel . . . — — Map (db m54567) HM
Wiedemann's, a popular candy and ice cream store, operated on this site from 1886-ca.1943
Prominent social center, tea room and dance hall
The Jay Shoppe Ladies fashions 1952-1989 — — Map (db m76168) HM
Welcome to historic Lawrence, Kansas, and its Visitor Information Center in the centuy-old Union Pacific Depot. Lawrence was founded in 1854 by antislavery forces determined to see that the newly opened Kansas territory joined the union as a free . . . — — Map (db m50819) HM
Recognizes the extraordinary sacrifices of ordinary citizens - men and women of Douglas County, Kansas who gave their lives to protect freedom, our community and our way of life. It stands as an eternal symbol of hope, renewal and the indomitable . . . — — Map (db m50822) WM
Buford M. Watson, Jr. was Lawrence City Manager for nearly 20 years until his untimely death on October 25, 1989. During his tenure, accomplishments included the beautification and revitalization of the downtown, numerous public parks and recreation . . . — — Map (db m77569) HM
The Pinckney neighborhood at the bend of the Kansas River began in 1854 as part of the original Lawrence townsite. North/South streets to the west of Massachusetts St. were named for states in the order in which they were admitted to the United . . . — — Map (db m63895) HM
Lawrence was established in 1854 by the Emigrant Aid Company, a New England organization formed to prevent the new Kansas territory from becoming a slave state. When the first legislature enacted the so-called Bogus Laws with severe penalties for . . . — — Map (db m20460) HM
This cemetery, known originally as Oread, was opened in 1854 by the New Englanders who founded Lawrence. Following burials in 1882, Oread fell into disuse. In 1928, the City of Lawrence changed the name to Pioneer Cemetery.
The marble obelisk . . . — — Map (db m20474) HM