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Mound City, Kansas Historical Markers

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2016
Barn and Marker
Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — Barn

Original date built unknown Relocated to park in 1986 [Balance illegible] — Map (db m93388) HM

Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — Clausen Cabin Circa 1900

Relocated in 1982 from Centerville Area. Last log cabin inhabited in Linn County. Made of persimmon wood. Mansard roof style allowed sleeping loft. Cabin was taken apart log by log, moved and rebuilt by the Mound City Historical . . . — Map (db m93376) HM

Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — Fort Montgomery Replica built in 2000

Original cabin/fort built in 1855 five miles west of Mound City. The original building was the second cabin owned by James Montgomery as the first one was burned by proslavery Missouri Border Ruffians.

The logs were placed vertically on the . . . — Map (db m93375) HM

Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — James Montgomery Ballot Box
Free Stater claimed voters deceived on slavery issue by Pro-slavery forces Jan. 1858 smashed ballot box scattering votes. — Map (db m21800) HM
Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — Log Corncrib Year built unknown Relocated to park in 1982 —

The wooden corncrib was found on all farms to hold the yearly corn crop to be fed to the farm animals. The corncrib was also a fun place to play for the family children.

Donated by Larry Hall — Map (db m93421) HM

Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — Mound City Bandwagon

Built in the 1840's and came to Mound City, Kansas with the circus in 1865. Restored in 1988. — Map (db m93374) HM

Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — Mound City Civil War Memorial
In memory of the officers and soldiers buried within this cemetery who gave their lives in defence of the Union. limestone marker National Cemetery Plot In 1865 National Cemetery Plot No. 1 was laid out by the . . . — Map (db m21798) HM
Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — Mound City Depot Built ?

Relocated to park in 1981 Missouri Pacific route ran from Butler, Missouri to Mound City, Kansas. Last train ran in 1949, bringing poles to complete the rural electric service to Linn County Contains antiques and memorabilia from . . . — Map (db m93386) HM

Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — Number 9 School Built 1867

Relocated in 1976 from the Kossuth Community. Built of lumber hauled by team and wagon from Westport. Site also had a horse barn, coal shed, 2 outdoor toilets and a dug well.

School is a one room, one teacher schoolhouse. Students . . . — Map (db m93382) HM

Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Sacred Heart Catholic Church is the official Shrine to St. Philippine Duchesne; the only person to set foot in Kansas territory to be canonized to Sainthood, as of 2010.

This Church was built by the Diocese in 1941-1942. 1941 was the year . . . — Map (db m93372) HM

Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — Warzel Bungalow Circa 1915

Relocated from across the street in 1983 The original owner, Mr. Gus Warzel and Mr. Ernest Schultz built an electric plant across street to east in 1915. The blocks used to form the porch are made of cement poured into forms and were . . . — Map (db m93384) HM

Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — Wesley Chapel Bell

Dedicated to Wesley Chapel in memory of David and Ruth Campbell Founder members and early-day pioneers 1870 - 1900

Frisco ——————————— In memory of J. Robert & . . . — Map (db m93377) HM

Kansas (Linn County), Mound City — Windmill and Water Trough Trough built in 1915 Windmill built in 1980's —

Horse watering trough was located on the Campbell farm. The windmill is a working windmill but the water is only a recirculating system and the water is unsafe to drink.

Donated by Eugene and Hazen Campbell — Map (db m93422) HM


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