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Westmoreland, Kansas Historical Markers

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2012
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Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — Archeological Site 14-PO1311

During excavation of the footing for this flag pole the remains of a Stone Age Native American, estimated 1,000 years old, were discovered. The find remains at this location. . . . — Map (db m80950) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — Burial Site of Oregon Trail Traveler

Here lies an early traveler who lost his life in quest of riches in the West. — Map (db m80960) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — Civil War Memorial

In memory of our Comrades 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m81191) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — Elmo Burkman — (September 14, 1921 - October 24, 1997)

In memory of our friend Elmo Burkman He started the Avenue of Flags — Map (db m81192) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — Korea and Vietnam Wars Memorial

Dedicated to those who gave their lives during the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam

Michael Charles Zeller • Gerald Otto McKay Gene Allen Myers • Dale L. Milbradt Danny Wayne Jarvis • Harland Jenkins Leo T. Wapp • Albert Hart John . . . — Map (db m81758) WM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — One Step at a Time

The Oregon Trail was the main street of the west from the 1830's to the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Farmers, townsmen and restless Americans from all walks of life moved along this route seeking a better life in a . . . — Map (db m80948) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — Pottawatomie County Court House — Erected 1884

[Map of Pottawatomie County] ———————————— The courthouse flagpole is dedicated to the memory of Warren B. Nelson who was a county commissioner from January 1978 . . . — Map (db m81759) HM WM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — Route of the Oregon Trail

Historians have estimated that between 250,000 and 300,000 emigrants used the Oregon Trail between 1840 and 1869. At least 30,000 emigrants died along the Oregon Trail, leaving an average of 15 graves for every mile of the trail. Disease, . . . — Map (db m80946) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — Scott Spring

The reservoir before you taps into the famous Scott Spring. The original outlet emanates from the base of a steep rock hill to the east. The refreshing water of Scott Spring offered abundant drinking water to many travelers on the Oregon Trail . . . — Map (db m80945) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — Tallgrass Prairie

Native Wild Flowers • Western Wheatgrass • Sideoats G[r]ama • Little Bluestem • Switchgrass • Big Bluestem • Indian Grass

These seven small plats represent the majority of the grass and forb species that dominated the 52 million acres of . . . — Map (db m80928) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — 20 — The California - Oregon Trail

From the 1830's to the 1870's, the 2,000-mile road connecting Missouri river towns with California and Oregon was America's greatest transcontinental highway. Several routes led west from the river, converging into one trail by the time the . . . — Map (db m80927) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — The Long Journey

The long journey overland to Oregon took about six months. Time, distance, and hardships seasoned the emigrants. They had the ability and had earned the right to mold their own destiny in the new land. The Oregon Trail became a vital part of . . . — Map (db m80949) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — The Wagon & Team • Supplies Needed

Wagons for trail travel were of the simplest construction. They cost $85.00 each. They were light, strong and carried on sturdy wheels. It was recommended that wheels be made of bois-d-oro, osage of orangewood or white oak. Bolt ends should be . . . — Map (db m80947) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — Wagons Fording Rock Creek

There were many unpredictable hazards on the trail as the wagon trains moved westward. The trail itself presented the worst problems. Streams had no bridges and had to be forded. Their shifting bottoms with pockets of quicksand were dangerous. . . . — Map (db m80959) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — War Memorial

In memory of those who served their country in time of war. — Map (db m81189) WM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — Westmoreland, Kansas — From Campsite to County Seat

Though the first known westbound wagon train led by William Sublette passed this way in 1827 following an old Kanza hunting trail, the Oregon Trail would not be well defined until 1842 when the report of John C. Fremont’s expedition became the . . . — Map (db m81187) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — Westmoreland's Historical Hand Dug Well — 29' Wide - 38' Deep

Working without the benefit of modern machinery, using only hand tools of pick and shovel, as many as forty men labored through the winter months and early spring of 1914 on the construction of the Westmoreland city water well, reputed to be . . . — Map (db m81193) HM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — World War II Memorial

In tribute to those from Pottawatomie Co. who gave their lives during WWII ———————————— Orville F. Area • Charles A. Eckert • Gerald A. Heim • Bernard J. Brockish • . . . — Map (db m81755) WM

Kansas (Pottawatomie County), Westmoreland — World War Memorial — April 6, 1917 • November 11, 1918

Dedicated to the boys of Pottawatomie County who gave their lives in the supreme sacrifice for their country during the World War

Francis Miller • Theodore H. Olson • Guy F. Proctor • Albert Sester • Roy Swain • Charley Trezise • Russell . . . — Map (db m81756) WM


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