“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Gardner, Kansas

Clickable Map of Johnson 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> Johnson County, KS (104) Douglas County, KS (104) Franklin County, KS (18) Leavenworth County, KS (106) Miami County, KS (26) Wyandotte County, KS (104) Cass County, MO (40) Jackson County, MO (345)  JohnsonCounty(104) Johnson County (104)  DouglasCounty(104) Douglas County (104)  FranklinCounty(18) Franklin County (18)  LeavenworthCounty(106) Leavenworth County (106)  MiamiCounty(26) Miami County (26)  WyandotteCounty(104) Wyandotte County (104)  CassCountyMissouri(40) Cass County (40)  JacksonCounty(345) Jackson County (345)
Olathe is the county seat for Johnson County
Gardner is in Johnson County
      Johnson County (104)  
      Douglas County (104)  
      Franklin County (18)  
      Leavenworth County (106)  
      Miami County (26)  
      Wyandotte County (104)  
      Cass County, Missouri (40)  
      Jackson County, Missouri (345)  
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1Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — A Look Back in TimeThe Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails once passed this way
Heavy freight wagons lumbering to and from New Mexico, and emigrant families and gold seekers heading west to Oregon and California all shared this route from Independence and Kansas City. The trails split here at Gardner Junction. Preserving . . . Map (db m131353) HM
2Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — A Look Back in TimeThe Oregon and California trails were pathways for the greatest mass migration in American history
From the late 1820s to the 1870s, an estimated 300,000 fur traders, missionaries, settlers, and gold seekers followed these trails. In the 1840s and 1850s, emigrants from the eastern and central United States walked 2,000 miles from the Missouri . . . Map (db m131376) HM
3Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — A Look Back in TimeThe Santa Fe Trail stirs the imagination as few other historic trails
Spanning 900 miles of the Great Plains between the United States (Missouri) and Mexico (Santa Fe), this great trail of commerce between two countries was also a route for the frontier military and emigration to the West. For 60 years, the trail was . . . Map (db m131377) HM
4Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Apprehension and Conflict
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 required that many American Indian Tribes in the eastern part of the United States be moved to the Great Plains Region west of the Missouri River — lands identified as the “Permanent Indian Frontier.” . . . Map (db m131313) HM
5Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Dodge Sisters' Millinery Shop
A variety of shops have been located in this building: grocery store and warehouse, bakery, jewelry store, café, doctor's office, beauty shop, Miller's Barber Shop, a piano and furniture store, and the Dodge Sisters' Millinery Shop.Map (db m92569) HM
6Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Eye of the Needle
"This morning we passed the road to Oregon that leaves, about eight miles from Round Grove, the Santa Fe Road, and turns to the right towards the Kansas. A way post had been put there, marked "Road to Oregon." —Dr. Frederick A. . . . Map (db m131352) HM
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7Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Farmers BankEst. 1895
Gardner's First BankMap (db m92568) HM
8Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Following Their Dreams
"We took the Oregon road, instead of that to Santa Fe and went twelve miles before we discovered our error. In returning two of our wagons broke down, by which we were detained two days until July 4th. We at last got fairly on the Santa Fe . . . Map (db m131312) HM
9Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — From Prairie Schooners to Locomotives
Travel along the Oregon and California trails increased in the 1840s with the cry of “Westward Ho.” When the 1848 discovery of gold was made at Sutter’s Mill in California, the desire to reach the gold fields ahead of others intensified . . . Map (db m131310) HM
10Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Gardner State Bank BuildingErected in 1907
[Title is text]Map (db m92565) HM
11Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — 6 — Overland Trails
Here US-56 lies directly on the route of the Oregon-California and Santa Fe trails. Nearby, the trails branched. On a rough sign pointing northwest were the words, "Road to Oregon." Another marker directed travelers southwest along the road to Santa . . . Map (db m21669) HM
12Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Santa Fe Trail
This marks the route of the Santa Fe Trail from Kansas City to Santa Fe 1822 - 1880.Map (db m20074) HM
13Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Site of Bigelow-Foster MercantileEst. 1881
Moved to this location in 1889; Rebuilt in brick after fire destroyed the wooden structure.Map (db m92567) HM
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14Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Site of First General Store
Built by W.J. Ott For J.W. Sponable 1857Map (db m92566) HM
15Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — Site of the first Furniture Store and UndertakerEst. 1885
[Title is text]Map (db m92572) HM
16Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — The Gardner Gazette
Site of First Newspaper—The Gardner Gazette, Founded in 1889, First Drug Store—Est. 1867 and the Original location of Gardner State Bank 1906Map (db m92570) HM
17Kansas (Johnson County), Gardner — The Herman B. Foster Homebuilt 1893
Home of The Gardner Historical MuseumMap (db m92571) HM
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Oct. 4, 2022