Action at Dry Wood Creek, Sept. 2, 1861
Following the Southern victory at Wilson's Creek near Springfield (Aug. 10, 1861), Maj. Gen. Sterling Price led the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard, which numbered about 10,000 men, north to . . . — — Map (db m39842) HM
The main source for information about the Osage Indians' daily life is in the ground beneath us. Like pages of a book, archaeology can reveal stories about who the people were and how they lived.
Information is revealed not only by the . . . — — Map (db m61399) HM
American Attitudes Toward The Osage
In March 1804, the United States took possession of the Louisiana Territory, almost doubling the size of the United States. This provided growing space for an expanding population. The Lewis and Clark . . . — — Map (db m61396) HM
Marquette and Joliet
The first reference to the Osage Indians was in 1673 when Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette descended the Mississippi River from the Great Lakes and stopped at the mouth of the Missouri River. They collected . . . — — Map (db m61381) HM
The small area (about 12 by 10 miles) where Osage Village State Historic Site is located, contains almost all of the Osage sites and early French and American sites relating to the Osage in Missouri.
1. Osage Village Site
The site on . . . — — Map (db m61407) HM
Hunting and furs were already important factors in the Osage way of life and Europeans capitalized on this. By trading furs for articles manufactured by Europeans, both groups got something they wanted. While the Indians got kettles, axes, hoes, . . . — — Map (db m61382) HM
The small hill to your right was once the site of an Osage Indian village. More than 300 years ago, this site would have been covered with large, rectangular homes for a tribe of people who have become a symbol of history on the prairie.
This . . . — — Map (db m40960) HM
This flagpole and base were erected in 1960 by L. F. Richardson, member of the Board of Trustees of Cottey College, 1949-1957.
Mr. & Mrs. Richardson gave to Cottey College in 1950 its first international scholarship, opening the door for a . . . — — Map (db m44125) HM
Financial center and shipping point, this prairie town was founded in 1855 as the seat of Vernon County, fertile farming and coal producing area. Col. D. C. Hunter, who laid out the town, named it for Nevada City, Calif. The county, . . . — — Map (db m44016) HM
Erected in commemoration of the centennial of the Charter of Vernon County and the Founding of the City of Nevada.
James H. Deman, Mayor, Jess M. Banes, Presiding Judge-County Court
Incorporated in the base of this monument is a sealed box to . . . — — Map (db m34307) HM
After their victory at Wilson's Creek, on Aug. 10, 1861, Gen. Sterling Price's 12,000 Missouri State Guards marched north and camped near Nevada on the evening of Aug. 31. Next day 800 men felt out the 1800 Federals at Ft. Scott, Kan., led by . . . — — Map (db m36022) HM
Nevada City was laid out as Vernon County's seat of government in 1855, and was named for a California town prominent during the Gold Rush. Founding spirit DeWitt C. Hunter had spent some years mining there before returning to western Missouri . . . — — Map (db m34210) HM
In honor of all our veterans who
have served at home or abroad
through the years
Artist: Michael McClure 2003
Dedicated to: All Who Have Served
[Emblem represents the 35th Infantry Division] — — Map (db m36020) HM
The gift of citizens
of Nevada and Vernon Co.
Dedicated Nov. 11, 1924
Rebuilt - 1924 by
Leon Ogier Post No. 2
Dedicated to all veterans of all wars who gave their lives and service to preserve peace and . . . — — Map (db m36081) HM
Born in Madison County, Kentucky
May 7, 1848
Died at Washington D.C.
April 14, 1918
United States Senator 1903-1918
A Noble Man • Wise Brave Patriotic Statesman • Untiring Champion of the . . . — — Map (db m34309) HM