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Historical Markers in Centerville, Kansas

 
Clickable Map of Linn County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Linn County, KS (65) Allen County, KS (60) Anderson County, KS (5) Bourbon County, KS (55) Franklin County, KS (18) Miami County, KS (26) Bates County, MO (23) Vernon County, MO (22)  LinnCounty(65) Linn County (65)  AllenCounty(60) Allen County (60)  AndersonCounty(5) Anderson County (5)  BourbonCounty(55) Bourbon County (55)  FranklinCounty(18) Franklin County (18)  MiamiCounty(26) Miami County (26)  BatesCountyMissouri(23) Bates County (23)  VernonCounty(22) Vernon County (22)
Mound City is the county seat for Linn County
Centerville is in Linn County
      Linn County (65)  
ADJACENT TO LINN COUNTY
      Allen County (60)  
      Anderson County (5)  
      Bourbon County (55)  
      Franklin County (18)  
      Miami County (26)  
      Bates County, Missouri (23)  
      Vernon County, Missouri (22)  
 
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1Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — "Quah-Kah-Ka-Num-Ad" — Rose Philippine Duchesne
This memorial is dedicated to: "Quah-Kah-Ka-Num-Ad" Potawatomie for "Woman Who Prays Always". Rose Philippine Duchesne was a nun of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a teaching order. She taught Indian children here in . . . Map (db m70633) HM
2Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — [Potawatomi] Trail of Death — Indiana to Kansas
Sept. 4 - Nov. 5, 1838 61 Day March 618 Miles (Map showing path)Map (db m70608) HM
3Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — [Potawatomi] Trail of Death
The removal of the Potawatomi Indians from northern Indiana to Kansas took place Sept. - Nov. 1838. Nearly 900 Indians were rounded up by soldiers and marched at gun point for 61 days. So many died on the way and were buried by the roadside that . . . Map (db m70609) HM
4Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Blacksmith Shop
The hundreds of hand wrought metal items found at this site indicates that a blacksmith shop existed here in the 1800's. Among the items found were parts of wagon wheels, cooking utensils, muskets, nails, scissors, grading tools, hammers, . . . Map (db m70539) HM
5Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Daily Offering
This granite depiction of St. Philippine and two American Indians is an enlarged copy of a 3" x 5" sketch done by an unknown nun of St. Charles, Mo. Lawrence Branstetter of Bruce Marble in Fort Scott copied and enlarged the design using a . . . Map (db m70656) HM
6Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Father Petit and the Potawatomi 'Trail of Death' — (Indiana to Kansas, September 4 - November 4, 1838)
Rev. Benjamin Marie Petit, of the City of Rennes, France, arrived as the Catholic missionary to the Potawatomi Indians in northern Indiana in November 1837. By June 1838, he had learned much of their difficult language and their culture, and had . . . Map (db m70652) HM
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7Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Father Petit and the Trail of Death
Father Benjamin Marie Petit, a missionary to the Potawatomi in northern Indiana, accompanied them on the forced removal in 1838. He ministered to their needs, both spiritual and physical. He baptized the dying children, "whose first step was . . . Map (db m70635) HM
8Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Ft. Scott and California Road
This road was used by settlers going to Ft. Scott, where groups going to California and New Mexico were escorted by the U.S. Calvary This is the only section of the road to still existMap (db m70540) HM
9Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Kanza Indian Site?
The rock lined pits in this area pre-date the arrival of the Potawatomi Indians. Theories are that they may have been used for seed or food storage. The rocks here are shaped differently than any other in the area and their origin is uncertain. . . . Map (db m70575) HM
10Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Log Cabin School — October 9, 1841
On this site a log cabin with stone foundation was built for St. Philippine Duchesne and two other nuns. The work was done by the Pottawatomie Indians under the directions of black master carpenter Edmund who had accompanied the nuns to Kansas from . . . Map (db m70640) HM
11Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Log Convent
On this site a five room log convent completed mid March 1842Map (db m70639) HM
12Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Potawatomi "Trail of Death" march & death of Fr. Petit
[Map] Designates 1838 'Trail of Death' route from Indiana to present day Osawatomie, Kans. In September 1838 over 850 Potawatomi Indian people were rounded up and marched at gunpoint from their Indiana homeland. Many walked the 600-mile . . . Map (db m70654) HM
13Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Potawatomi Burial Ground — Memorial
. . . Map (db m70655) HM
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14Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Priests House
Some of the Jesuit priests who lived and served here Fr. Christian Hoecken • Fr. Francis Renaud • Fr. Felix Vanquickenborne • Fr. Peter John Verhaegen • Fr. Peter Desmet • Fr. Fleix [sic] Verreydt • Fr. John Baptist Smedts • Fr. Herman Aelen . . . Map (db m70638) HM
15Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Onkweonweke Katsitsiio Teotsitsianekaron — (The Fairest Flower That Ever Bloomed Among The Red Men) — 1656 - 1680 (Died at Age 24) —
Kateri was an Indian princess. Her father Kenneronkwa was a chief of the Mohawk-Iroquois (Turtle Clan). Her mother was Kahenta of the Algonquin tribe. This young Indian maiden is honored on July 14 as the first North American Indian proposed . . . Map (db m70641) HM
16Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — St. Mary's Mission — St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park
Sugar Creek Mission 1839 - 1849 Potawatomi Settlement after a forced march from Northern Indiana A Journey Called "Trail of Death"Map (db m70574) HM
17Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial and Historical Park
This is the Memorial and Historical Park dedicated to St. Philippine Duchesne and the Big Sugar/St. Mary Indian Mission, established 1838 to 1848. The official Shrine to St. Philippine Duchesne is located in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in . . . Map (db m70632) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022