“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Trego County, Kansas

Clickable Map of Trego County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Trego County, KS (5) Ellis County, KS (83) Gove County, KS (1) Graham County, KS (12) Ness County, KS (8) Rooks County, KS (1)  TregoCounty(5) Trego County (5)  EllisCounty(83) Ellis County (83)  GoveCounty(1) Gove County (1)  GrahamCounty(12) Graham County (12)  NessCounty(8) Ness County (8)  RooksCounty(1) Rooks County (1)
WaKeeney is the county seat for Trego County
Adjacent to Trego County, Kansas
      Ellis County (83)  
      Gove County (1)  
      Graham County (12)  
      Ness County (8)  
      Rooks County (1)  
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1 Kansas, Trego County, WaKeeney — Settling the Western Smoky ValleyQueen City of the High Plains
Beginning in the 1870s, homesteaders began to settle near present-day WaKeeney. Most came to farm, though others established ranches, raising cattle, sheep, and pigs. However, homesteading in western Kansas was never easy, the extreme weather often . . . Map (db m200980) HM
2 Kansas, Trego County, WaKeeney — Stone BuildingsThe earth provides shelter and beauty
During settlement, few trees stood in the Smoky Valley making lumber an expensive building material. Because of the difficulty and expense of acquiring lumber and planting trees, settlers turned to other, more readily available materials like sod . . . Map (db m200979) HM
3 Kansas, Trego County, WaKeeney — Traveling through the Smoky ValleySmoky Hill Trail paves the way
Beginning in 1858 with Pike's Peak Gold Rush, a Native American trail along the Smoky Hill River provided the shortest route through Kansas, though often not the safest. This "Smoky Hill Trail" became the path for the Butterfield Overland Despatch . . . Map (db m200978) HM
4 Kansas, Trego County, WaKeeney — Trego County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in memory of valiant service to our countryMap (db m59045) WM
5 Kansas, Trego County, WaKeeney — Victory Fire Bell1889 — WWI • WWII —
This bell was rung at the end of these wars.Map (db m59046) HM WM
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May. 30, 2023