On the morning of August 30, 1856, John Brown led about 30 antislavery men into battle against 250 proslavery Missourians. This Battle of Osawatomie raged on the site of John Brown Memorial Park.
Local tradition maintains that the statue of . . . — — Map (db m21125) HM
The Battle of Osawatomie was fought on this site on the morning of August 30, 1856. John Brown led a force of about 30 Free State guerilla fighters in battle against John Reid and 250 proslavery militia men. John Brown chose this battlefield, . . . — — Map (db m69286) HM
John Reid's proslavery militia men formed up in two lines on horseback here and attacked John Brown's Free State guerillas in an aggressive charge. The proslavery Militia men were mounted on horses that were not trained for combat, and began to . . . — — Map (db m69221) HM
John Reid placed the bulk of his proslavery militia men in a line here to charge the center of John Brown's Free State guerilla's line of defense and charged the center of Brown's line in the brush lining the Marais Des Cygnes River. Brown's . . . — — Map (db m69224) HM
John Reid's proslavery militia men set up cannon on John Brown's Free State Guerilla force's flank here on this high ground and fired into John Brown's Free State guerilla forces line of defense while Reid's proslavery militia men attacked the . . . — — Map (db m69225) HM
The Battle of Osawatomie was a military victory for proslavery forces, and a moral and propaganda victory for Free State forces in Kansas Territory. John Brown became a symbol of Free State resistance to proslavery forces, and inspired Free . . . — — Map (db m69243) HM
Osawatomie - the name derives from a combination of Osage and Pottawatomie - was settled in 1854 by Free-State families from the Ohio Valley and New England. John Brown, soon to become famous for his militant abolitionism, joined five of his . . . — — Map (db m69325) HM
One of the first churches in Kansas, this church was built by a Congregationalist group and is typical of the church structures built during pioneering days in Kansas. It was dedicated to public worship in 1861, and its first pastor was the Reverend . . . — — Map (db m69319) HM
Erected to honor the 5 men killed in the Battle of Osawatomie on August 30, 1856.
Dedicated August 30, 1877
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In commemoration of those who . . . — — Map (db m69304) HM
Dedicated to a couple who helped found and shape Paola, Baptiste Peoria, chief of the Confederated Peoria Tribes and his wife Mary Ann Isaacs Dagenet Peoria chose to take a leadership role in developing Paola. Most of the Paola Town Company were . . . — — Map (db m34428) HM
Paola's Volunteer Fire Company, like many others in the midwest, was formed after the great Chicago Fire in 1871. There were no telephones, sirens or radios to notify the firefighters. In 1876, this 400 lb. "nice toned" alarm bell was bought for . . . — — Map (db m21683) HM
1803 - Louisiana Purchase, Native American Lands
1854 - Kansas Territory established & open settlement began
1861 - Kansas Statehood - Miami County renamed from Lykins County
1873 - First courthouse on this site converted . . . — — Map (db m34418) HM
Erected in 1916, in honor of our Country's Defenders, by the school children of Miami County and the D.O. Sellers Family. Dedicated in 1968 to those who have made the Supreme Sacrifice.
Miami County Honored Dead
Spanish War And . . . — — Map (db m21498) HM