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By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
Bomber Builders Monument
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Bonner Springs — Bomber Builders
This memorial is erected in recognition of the men and women who built the B-25 bombers at the North American Aviation plant in Kansas City, Kansas, during World War II. Between December 1941, and August 1945, over 50,000 employees built 6,608 . . . — Map (db m46290) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Bonner Springs — Bonner Springs Veterans' Memorial
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Kansas (Wyandotte County), Bonner Springs — Centennial Park Caboose
Centennial Park was dedicated on August 25, 2001 to all the past, present and future generations of Bonner Springs and to all the citizens and business owners that have made our city what it is today. This park is a symbol of our heritage to the . . . — Map (db m46783) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Bonner Springs — Kansas City, Kansas
In June, 1804, Lewis and Clark, exploring the Louisiana Purchase, camped where the Kansas river empties into the Missouri. Forty years later the Wyandot Indians were moved here from Ohio. Their tribal burial ground, Huron cemetery, may still be . . . — Map (db m46303) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Bonner Springs — 2 — Kansas Indian Reservations
When the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, many different Indian nations occupied what is now the United States. European settlement gradually resulted in many of these native peoples being pushed to the west. In 1825 the U.S. government . . . — Map (db m46324) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Bonner Springs — The Ethnic Communities of Wyandotte County Sesquicentennial 1859 - 2009
In commemoration of the ethnic communities present in the new Wyandotte County created in 1859 Shawnee-Delaware Wyandot African German Irish English Scottish Danish 1909 Within this 50 year span the following . . . — Map (db m46296) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Bonner Springs — The National Farmers Memorial
This Memorial is dedicated to the American Farmer past, present and future To the Farmers of America Because of the sacrifices that you have made Because of the hardships that you have endured Because of your determination to succeed . . . — Map (db m46246) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Edwardsville — Edwardsville Veterans Memorial
To Honor Those Who Serve Our Country "Some Give All All Give Some" — Map (db m46244) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — "the water...contains a half...Glass of ooze"
"The water we drink or the Common water of the missourie at this time, contains a half a Comm Wine Glass of ooze or mud to every pint-" William Clark June 21, 1804 The Missouri River of Lewis and Clark's era was wild and unpredictable. It . . . — Map (db m53941) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — "we determin to delay at this Place"
"...we determin to delay at this Place three or four Days to make observations & recruit the party..." Captain William Clark June 27, 1804 On June 26, 1804, the U.S. Army expedition led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and . . . — Map (db m53964) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Bird Woman's Trail
In honor of Sacagawea, "Interpreter" She was not at Kaw's Mouth in June 1804, but joined the expedition later in April of 1805 at the Mandan villages in what is now North Dakota. — Map (db m54007) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Commissioner Thomas F. Lally Dedicated In Memory Of
This plaque dedicated August 17, 1979 for his effort in establishing on this site the first Strawberry Hill Summer Concert on June 25, 1978, featuring the St. John C. C. [Catholic Church] Tamburitzans, a group devoted to preserving the Croatian . . . — Map (db m69476) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Delaware & Wyandot Reserve 14 December 1843
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 forced certain eastern tribes westward into Kansas. In recognition of past acts of friendship by the Wyandots, the Delaware agreed to sell them 36 sections of their holdings. The Delaware also graciously donated 3 . . . — Map (db m69400) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — 88 — Delaware Crossing and the Grinter Ferry
Just east of this marker, at a point where an old Indian trail led to the water's edge, Moses Grinter established the first ferry on the Kansas River. The year was 1831, and Grinter became the earliest permanent white settler in the area. His ferry . . . — Map (db m46329) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Eliza Burton Conley
Departed this life May 28, 1946 Attorney at Law Only woman ever admitted to the United States Supreme Court — Map (db m69384) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Encampment at Kaw's Mouth - June 26-29, 1804 by Ernst Ulmer - 2003
June 26, Tuesday 1804. "passed a bad Sand bar, where our tow rope broke twice, & with great exertions we rowed round it and Came to & Camped in the Point above the Kansas River." William Clark This Kansas artist's interpretation of the . . . — Map (db m53962) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — First Baptist Church and First African Methodist Episcopal Church
In 1859, on this site, the First Baptist Church and First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Kansas City, Kansas were established in the home of Mrs. Dinah Smith by Rev. J. Strater and Rev. Buchanan "How amiable are . . . — Map (db m69483) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Grinter House
Built by Moses R. Grinter in 1857 on the then Delaware Indian Reserve, this house was near the point where in 1831 he had begun operation of the first ferry on the Kansas River. For many years following its survey in 1837 the Fort Leavenworth - . . . — Map (db m46338) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Helena Conley Floating-Voice
Wyandotte National Burying Ground "Cursed be the villain that molest their graves" — Map (db m69385) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Homeland of the Kanza Indians
As early as the 1600s, the Kanza (or Kaw) Indians migrated from their home east of the Mississippi River and up the Missouri River into what is now northeastern Kansas. In the 1700s, the Kanza occupied two villages on the west bank of the Missouri: . . . — Map (db m53945) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — John Brown
Erected to the memory of John Brown by a grateful people — Map (db m69455) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Judge Cordell D. Meeks, Sr. Plaza Over 30 Years of Public Service
'In November, 1972, the citizens of Wyandotte County, Kansas, were good enough to elect me as the first black judge of the District Court in the history of the state, but today there are black judges of that rank and higher all over the nation, . . . — Map (db m69396) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Lewis and Clark at Kaw Point / Kaw Point June 26-29, 1804
Side A: Lewis and Clark at Kaw Point The Lewis and Clark expedition arrived here at Kaw Point on June 26, 1804, concluding another daily struggle against the powerful current of the Missouri River. Captain William Clark wrote in his journal . . . — Map (db m53939) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Maple Hill Cemetery Civil War Memorial
In Memory of the soldiers and sailors who fought in defence of the Union 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m22170) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Mather Hall - Kansas City University
Kansas City University was founded by the Board of the Methodist Church in 1894, the cornerstone of Mather Hall being laid in 1896. It served the community with distinction, but was forced to close in 1933. The Augustinian Recollect Order had . . . — Map (db m87463) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Moses Grinter
In memory of Moses Grinter who was sent here by the government in 1831 to establish the first ferry on the Kansas River. He operated a trading post for the Delaware Indian tribe until 1860, when it was closed. Delaware was the first post office . . . — Map (db m46340) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Quindaro Ruins Archaeological Park
West Inscription: Many battles punctuated the movement to establish and maintain Kansas as a free state during the Civil War period. The quest for freedom exacted a heavy toll and caused many the ultimate sacrifice including John Brown the . . . — Map (db m86331) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Quindaro, Kansas 1857 1862 A Kansas City, Kansas Historic Site
Near this site was located the historic town of Quindaro, founded in 1856 as a port-of-entry for free-soil immigrants into Kansas. The principal founder was Abelard Guthrie, who named the town for his Wyandotte Indian wife, Nancy Quindaro Brown. . . . — Map (db m69458) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Riverview Boulevard Cable Car Line
Eighteenth and Central Ave. was the "end of the line" for the Riverview Cable Car serving Riverview Blvd. (now Central Ave.) The promoter, Col. David W. Edgerton & Associates, made his first revenue trip with the cable line on May 22, 1888. . . . — Map (db m69398) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Rosedale Memorial Arch [World War I Memorial]
Erected by the People of Rosedale in honor of its citizens who answered their country's call and served under arms for the triumph of right over might in the World War —————————— . . . — Map (db m69345) WM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Rosedale War Memorial
Dedicated to the Rosedale Veterans who gave their lives in service to our country World War I William Davis Bert Newton Lee McGee World War II Ruben Anderson Albert Baehr Lawrence Barben Harold Clark Emmett Corbin . . . — Map (db m69344) WM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Silas Armstrong Died Dec. 14, 1865 Aged 55 Ys. 11 Mos. 11 Ds.
The pioneer of the Wyandot Indians to the Kansas Valley in 1842. The leading man and constant friend of the Indian. A devout Christian and a good Mason. He leaves the craft on Earth and goes with joy to the great architect. — Map (db m69393) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Dedicated to the heroes who fought and died for their country Justice actuated their heroism Liberty inspired their courage "Let us resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain." — Map (db m69382) WM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — St. Mary's Church Erected 1890 A Kansas City Kansas Historic Site
St. Mary's is the oldest Catholic parish in Kansas City, Kansas, established in 1858 as the Mother of God parish at Ninth and Ann Avenue. A second church was built in 1865 on land bought from Mathias Splitlog. The present church was begun in . . . — Map (db m69461) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — The Cruise-Scroggs Mansion
On this site in the old town of Wyandotte, James A. Cruise (1839-1873) and his wife, Margaret Kerstetter Cruise (1843-1915), built a small home about 10 years after Kansas became a state, in 1861. Mr. Cruise became the first Register of Deeds of . . . — Map (db m69464) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — The George Rushton Baking Company Erected 1920
The Rushton Bakery was designed by architect Ernest Brostrom, on the site of the first bakery built in 1888. This was Brostrom's finest work, and was modeled on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. The figures above the entry were the work of . . . — Map (db m69340) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — The History of the Wyandot Indian Nation
Tablet 1 The Origins of the Wyandots The story of the Wyandot Nations is both heroic and bitter. Once among the greatest of Indian tribes in northeast America, a warrior race whose influence reached from Canada to Kentucky, the . . . — Map (db m72957) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . — Map (db m53963) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — 115 — This Gateway to Kansas
Where the Kaw river joins the mighty Missouri in its sweep eastward, has witnessed many events of historical significance to this area, among them: 1804. Lewis and Clark, on their epic exploring trip assaying the new Louisiana Purchase, . . . — Map (db m69478) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Veterans Memorial
In memory and gratitude for all who served Dedicated 28 May 2001 — Map (db m69477) WM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Western University 1881 - 1943 A Kansas City, Kansas Historic Site
Western University had its beginning in the Quindaro Freedman's School founded in the 1860s by the Reverend Eben Blachley, a Presbyterian Minister. The Freedmen's School was intended to provide education for the children of escaped slaves and . . . — Map (db m69459) HM

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