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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Baldwin City, Kansas
Location of Baldwin City, Kansas
▶ Douglas County (103) ▶ Franklin County (18) ▶ Jefferson County (15) ▶ Johnson County (104) ▶ Leavenworth County (106) ▶ Miami County (26) ▶ Osage County (10) ▶ Shawnee County (87)
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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|
First Battle between Free and Slave States fought on these grounds June 2, 1856
Deeded to Kansas 1917 — — Map (db m20050) 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
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|