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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Highland, Kansas

 
Clickable Map of Doniphan 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 Doniphan County, KS (33) Atchison County, KS (40) Brown County, KS (10) Andrew County, MO (2) Buchanan County, MO (59) Holt County, MO (2) Richardson County, NE (2)  DoniphanCounty(33) Doniphan County (33)  AtchisonCounty(40) Atchison County (40)  BrownCounty(10) Brown County (10)  AndrewCountyMissouri(2) Andrew County (2)  BuchananCounty(59) Buchanan County (59)  HoltCounty(2) Holt County (2)  RichardsonCountyNebraska(2) Richardson County (2)
Troy is the county seat for Doniphan County
Highland is in Doniphan County
      Doniphan County (33)  
ADJACENT TO DONIPHAN COUNTY
      Atchison County (40)  
      Brown County (10)  
      Andrew County, Missouri (2)  
      Buchanan County, Missouri (59)  
      Holt County, Missouri (2)  
      Richardson County, Nebraska (2)  
 
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1Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — "abounds with Beaver"
The U.S. Army expedition led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark journeyed up the Missouri River and passed through this area on July 9, 1804. That evening, Clark wrote in his journal: “…passed the mouth of Creek on the L. S. . . . Map (db m55936) HM
2Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — 6 — A Dangerous Coexistence
The Oregon-California Trail passed by the mission and trail ruts are still visible to the southeast of the building. Both tribes benefitted from the increased traffic by building a toll bridge. But with the travelers came small pox and cholera, . . . Map (db m47926) HM
3Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — 5 — A Manual Training School
On average, 40 students lived at the mission. Irvin wrote, "Our custom is to rise at five o'clock in the morning, breakfast at six, have six hours at school in the day, commencing at nine, and the hours out of school are spent at work." Lessons . . . Map (db m47925) HM
4Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — 3 — An Agricultural Mission
The Presbyterian Board of Missions sent the Reverend Samuel M. Irvin to this area to establish an agricultural mission for the Iowa and Sac & Fox, who survived by hunting. Irvin tried to teach them to farm and raise livestock but had little . . . Map (db m47923) HM
5Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — Cooperation and Conflict on the Trail
Many diaries of travelers on the Oregon-California Trail speak of good relations with Native Americans. Indians helped travelers by delivering their letters, pulling their wagons up steep banks, teaching them about edible plants, and keeping watch . . . Map (db m47956) HM
6Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — 1 — Emigrant Indians In Kansas
As the nation pushed west, Indian tribes were removed from their lands. Between 1825 and 1850, 25 tribes were relocated to Kansas. Two tiny strips of land in extreme northeast Kansas were set aside for the Iowa and the Sac & Fox. Relocation meant . . . Map (db m47903) HM
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7Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — Highland Cemetery Veterans MemorialLest We Forget
This memorial is dedicated in honor of all the men and women who served these United States of America during times of war and peace.Map (db m47836) WM
8Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — Highland Community College
Highland University 1909 Erected by the People and dedicated to their best interests ————— [Stone] From Old Mission 1837 ————— Names of the College Highland . . . Map (db m47804) HM
9Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — 374 — Irvin HallAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
This structure has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States Department of the Interior for its archives at the Library of CongressMap (db m121780) HM
10Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — Rubeti Memorial
The hand-hewn bricks in this memorial were taken from the fireplace of Rubeti Lodge. Constructed as a home for Indian girls, Rubeti Lodge was erected as a memorial to Sophie Rubeti, a young girl of the Sac Indian tribe. Sophie lived at the mission . . . Map (db m47797) HM
11Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — Sir Knight John W. Smith / Daniel D. Vanderslice
Sir Knight John W. Smith Died in Memphis Tenn. Dec. 18, 1877 Aged 86 years A Master Mason, Royal Arch and Knight Templar 62 years a Mason and first Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Kansas Erected by the Masonic . . . Map (db m47868) HM
12Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — Smithton Lodge No. 1 A.F.&A.M.
The oldest Lodge in Kansas [1854] Chartered March 17, 1856 Dedicated June 8, 1991 M[ost] W[orshipful] Conrad F Johnson First Grand Master from Smithton Lodge AF and AM of KansasMap (db m47776) HM
13Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — 7 — The Closing of the Mission
The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 further reduced the size of Indian reservations. Too far removed from the tribes, the mission closed in 1863. Today both tribes have reservations in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. The Sac & Fox also . . . Map (db m47928) HM
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14Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — 4 — The Highland Presbyterian Mission
In 1845 the missions board began construction of a building to house and educate the children of the Iowa and Sac & Fox tribes. Much larger than it is now, the mission was originally 106 feet long and contained 32 rooms, including a dining hall and . . . Map (db m47924) HM
15Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — 17 — The Iowa, Sac and Fox MissionAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission was one of many Indian missions built in what is now Kansas between 1820 and 1862. Established in 1837 by Reverend Samuel and Eliza Irvin and Reverend William and Julia Hamilton, the mission was sponsored by the . . . Map (db m121796) HM
16Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — 2 — The Missionary Movement
While some wanted to "Americanize" the relocated Indian tribes, others wanted to offer aid. Missionaries set up schools to convert the Indian children to Christianity and to teach them vocational skills. Many Indians preferred to maintain their own . . . Map (db m47907) HM
17Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — The Oregon-California Trail
From the early 1840s to 1865 the Oregon-California Trail was the most important route for settlers traveling west. Wagon trains camped at the Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission to take advantage of the spring and the blacksmith. They were followed in the . . . Map (db m47930) HM
18Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — The Wolf River Crossing
Before reaching the Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission wagon trains crossed the Wolf River. Travelers often encountered members of local Indian nations. Native Americans thought that some payment should be made to them for the use of their land. Travelers . . . Map (db m47947) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022