— 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. Other proprietors included Joel Walker, S.N. Simpson, Vincent J. Lane, Charles Robinson, and Sylvester Storrs. The townsite stretched from 17th [Street] to 42nd Street and from Parallel [Parkway] to the Missouri River. The Missouri River was then west of the present location, exposing a rock ledge that formed a natural levee for steamboat landings. The main street of the town was intended to be Kansas Avenue, now 27th Street, but it was never cut through to the river.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 356621 N 4334629|
|Decimal Degrees||39.14906667, -94.65923333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 8.944', W 94° 39.554'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 8' 56.64" N, 94° 39' 33.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3440 N 27th St, Kansas City KS 66104, US|
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