“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Overland Park, 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 (351)  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(351) Jackson County (351)
Olathe is the county seat for Johnson County
Overland Park 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 (351)  
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1Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — "A Day on the Trail"
Images Art Gallery has proudly designed and painted this mural depicting "A Day on the Trail." The Santa Fe Trail was a two-way trail of commerce and cultural exchange between the United States and Mexico from 1821 to the 1870's. Oxen or mules . . . Map (db m99304) HM
2Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — A Day on the Santa Fe Trail1822 - 1872
The Trip Ahead The Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails proved to be both challenging and exhilarating for the travelers in the caravans passing near here. Letters and diaries are filled with the adventures, excitement, and hardships . . . Map (db m99328) HM
3Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — A. M. Wood Buildings
Built 1923Map (db m69335) HM
4Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Conser Garage & Bus Station
Built 1928Map (db m69330) HM
5Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Conser Store & Hall
Built 1911 A landmark building designated by the O. P. Landmark CommissionMap (db m69339) HM
6Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Hedrick-Fleming Hall & Post OfficeBuilt 1925
[Title is text]Map (db m99278) HM
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7Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Korean War Veterans MemorialFreedom Is Not Free
Kansas honors her uniformed sons and daughters who answered their country's call to defend a country they did not know and a people they had never met Over a million and a half U.S. Soldiers served in the Korean War, 1950-53. . . . Map (db m36725) WM
8Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Opening the Floodgates
[Inset] "from 'Sappling Grove' where there is an excellent fountain spring & a very good place to camp.. The road runs a little round on the high ridge." The Santa Fe Trail began in 1821 when William Becknell and a small . . . Map (db m100228) HM
9Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Overland Park State Bank BuildingBuilt 1910
A landmark building designated by the O.P. Landmark CommissionMap (db m99279) HM
10Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . Map (db m93455) HM
11Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Santa Fe and Oregon Trails
Both the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails crossed here, northeast to southwest, beginning 1821. The trails took separate courses farther west. A route through Kansas Territory was opened north of here in the 1830's after the founding of Westport, Mo. Long . . . Map (db m20213) HM
12Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — 1 — Santa Fe Trail1822 - 1872
[Title is text]Map (db m99303) HM
13Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Stanley Rural High School1919 - 1965
While S.R.H.S. was being built, classes were held in the Christian and Methodist churches - Grange Hall. Charter Roll SCHOOL BOARD      TEACHERS J.L. Chaney, R.H. Holmes, P.L. Kellogg - J.L. Stark, Principal; Amy Kincaid . . . Map (db m20786) HM
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14Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — The Pioneer SpiritIn Honor Of
Antioch Cemetery Est. 1871 This plaque dedicated May, 2001 to honor those whose services, past and present have preserved the beauty of this cemetery ———————— [Cemetery Chapel] . . . Map (db m88150) HM
15Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Two Routes from Westport
The Santa Fe Trail forked into two routes as it headed south from Westport. Along the routes were campgrounds for trail travelers — to the northeast of the junction was Sapling Grove and the southwest was a campground called Flat Rock or . . . Map (db m100264) HM
16Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Two Ways West from Westport
Imagine seeing Santa Fe Trail wagon trains coursing through Overland Park! Around you swirls the sights and sounds of wagons creaking, oxen braying, and wagon masters shouting commands. You are standing between two historic branches of the Santa . . . Map (db m99307) HM
17Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Voices from the Trail
The Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails proved to be both challenging and exhilarating for the travelers in the caravans passing through this junction along one of the Westport routes. Letters and diaries are filled with adventures and . . . Map (db m100260) HM
18Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Voights Building
Built 1928Map (db m69331) HM
19Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Wagons and Coaches... Trains and Planes
The heyday of the trails had come and gone by the time William B. Strang Jr. platted out a residential development in this area in 1905. To promote his real estate plans and bring people out from Kansas City, he developed a trolley car railroad, . . . Map (db m100267) HM
20Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — William B. Strang, Jr.1857 - 1921
Founder of Overland Park 1906 Sculpture by Kwan Wu Dedicated May 20, 2006Map (db m69332) HM
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21Kansas (Johnson County), Overland Park — Wilson-Weldon Buildings
Built 1924Map (db m69337) HM
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Dec. 8, 2022