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
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 livestock . . . — — Map (db m92302) HM
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
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
History of the . . . — — Map (db m92304) HM WM
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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. Beck . . . — — Map (db m92301) HM
"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
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 [Roll . . . — — Map (db m57306) WM
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) WM
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
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
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