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Barber County Kansas Historical Markers

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
Barber County Veterans Memorial
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Barber County Veterans Memorial ó Honoring All Barber County Veterans
On Fowler Avenue (U.S. 160) at Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Fowler Avenue.
[Barber County Veteran Tiles] Twin Towers Beam This steel beam is from the Twin Towers that were destroyed by foreign terrorists on 9-11-01. New York City has donated it to the Barber County Veterans Memorial in remembrance of the lives . . . — Map (db m65211) WM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Carry Nation Home
On Fowler Avenue (U.S. 160) at Oak Street, on the left when traveling west on Fowler Avenue.
This marks the home in Medicine Lodge of Mrs. Carry A. Nation who did outstanding work as a temperance crusader in Kansas. Born Nov. 25, 1846. Died June 9, 1911 — Map (db m65194) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway
On U.S. 160 0.6 miles west of Bitter Creek Road, on the right when traveling west.
[Kiosk highlights sights along the Byway] [Historical section follows] Ancient Hills The Red Hills are unique to Kansas Their distinctive color comes from iron in the soil that "rusts" Formed 100 million years ago from red . . . — Map (db m65212) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — 69 — Medicine Lodge Peace Treaties
On U.S. 160 at the entrance to Memorial Peace Park, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 160.
At Medicine Lodge Creek in 1867, as many as 15,000 Apaches, Kiowas, Comanches, Arapahos, and Cheyennes gathered with a seven-member peace commission escorted by U.S. soldiers to conduct one of the nationís largest peace councils. The American . . . — Map (db m65195) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Medicine Lodge Stockade
On Washington Avenue east of Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
In 1874, during a period of Indian Raids in Western and Southern Kansas, the Governor, Thomas A. Osborne, organized the Kansas State Guards. Sun City and Medicine Lodge furnished the companies for this section of the state. The Stockade was . . . — Map (db m65193) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Peace Treaty Memorial
On Main Street at 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
To commemorate the signing of the peace treaties between the United States Government and the Five Tribes of Plains Indians at Medicine Lodge, Kans. Oct. 21-28, 1867. — Map (db m65128) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — The First National Bank
On Main Street at Kansas Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
The Merchants' and Drovers' Bank was the first bank in Medicine Lodge, established in October, 1880, by H.M. Hickman from Wellington. It closed on January 10, 1882. Two days later the Medicine Valley Bank was formed with Wylie Payne, President; . . . — Map (db m65130) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — The Grand Hotel
On Main Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
In January, 1884, Medicine Lodge citizens organized a stock company to build a first class hotel. Standiford Youmans & Co., a local business, donated the three lots at the corner of Main Street and Washington Avenue. The bricks for the structure . . . — Map (db m65192) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Veterans Memorial
Veterans Who Served... Our True Heroes [Dedicated] November 11, 2000 — Map (db m65127) WM

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