This bowl-shaped basin is one of the state's three major "stamping grounds." Formed when bison herds trampled the soil by the spring, the area was at the junction of several trails used by migrating herds. After the bison left, the spring served the . . . — — Map (db m76644) HM
Anthony Lindsay chose this site
for his station, built about 1790.
It was located near Lecompte's Run.
a branch of the Elkhorn named for
Charles Lecompte, who was here
with William McConnell and others
in 1775. The station was on old
buffalo . . . — — Map (db m166752) HM
This area first explored April 1775 by Wm. McConnell, Charles Lecompte and party from Penn. Buffalo herds had stamped down undergrowth and ground around the spring - origin of town's name. McConnell and Lecompte in Battle of Blue Licks, KY., 1782. — — Map (db m84149) HM
In the late 1700s, slaves were brought to this area with their white owners as part of the "traveling church" from Va. In 1877, many former slaves moved west to newly-formed Nicodemus, Kan. Those that remained in this area purchased land in . . . — — Map (db m89214) HM