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Poplar Grove Baptist Church
Memorial toVeterans of All Wars
In Memory ofVicksburg Post No. 72Grand Army of the Republic1861 - 1865Lawton Circle No. 97Ladies of the G.A.R.
In Mid-March, 1856, the first emigrants of the Vegetarian Settlement Company set out for the Neosho River Valley in Kansas Territory. Henry S. Clubb promoted Kans. Terr. as a permanent home for believers in Vegetarianism, hydropahty, and abstinenc…
On November 6, 1887, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Walter Perry Johnson was born on this farm site. In 1901, he moved with his family into the town of Humboldt. During a career with the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927, he became famous for h…
George A. Sweatt Park is named for Humboldt native, George Sweatt, born December 12, 1893. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1912. Following military service in World War I, he attended Pittsburg State University from 1920 to 1922. A good …
Home Guard quarteredat O'Brien's Mill.Confederate soldiersburned the mill.
On the East Bank [of the Neosho River], escaped slaves traveled through caves and tunnels to secret Underground Railroad stations.
Aunt Polly Crosby,First Mother of the Church,Poplar Grove Baptist.Site of her cabin.
A Block House was built here, used as a recruting station, part of Log Town.
Confederate Col. Irvine invited himself to supper at the Wakefield's, sparing the house from burning.