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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21ZK_fort-scott-national-cemetery_Fort-Scott-KS.html
Civil War Fort Scott Fort Scott, founded 1842, was named for former commander-in-chief of the U.S. Army, Gen. Winfield Scott. The army abandoned the fort in 1853, but the Civil War prompted federal troops to return in 1862. Fort Scott became the …
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Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. This…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YOV_towanda_El-Dorado-KS.html
The town and township lie tucked in the pleasant valley of the Whitewater River, and take their name from the Osage Indian term "many waters." First settler was C.L. Chandler, a returning '49er from the California gold fields who built his cabin i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YN0_temple-b-nai-jeshurun_Leavenworth-KS.html
On this site the first Jewish place of worship in the state of Kansas was built. After a large Jewish community established residence in Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory. Temple B'Nai Jeshurun was constructed in 1866. Initially, the first group …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y6K_lawrence-and-the-old-trails_Lawrence-KS.html
Between Lawrence and Topeka, the Kansas turnpike passes near the route of the old Oregon-California Trail, traveled in the 1800s by explorers, missionaries, soldiers, emigrants in search of land, and forty-niners in search of gold. Fifteen miles s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y1K_b-24-bomber-crash-memorial-a-war-memorial_Waldo-KS.html
On 22 September 1943 a B-24D "Liberator" bomber srashedinto the hillside approximately four hunder yards west of this site amid inclement weather. That night eleven Army Air Force men lost their lives while in the service of their country. Let thi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XZH_us-flag-raised-over-pawnee-republic-historical_Republic-KS.html
Erected by the State of Kansas 1901 To mark the site of the Pawnee Republic where Lieut. Zebulon M. Pike caused the Spanish flag to be lowered and the flag of the United States to be raised September 29, 1806
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W4U_wagons-and-coaches-to-trains-and-planes-historical_Overland-Park-KS.html
The heyday of the trails had come and gone by the time William B. Strang Jr. platted out a residential development in this area in 1905. To promote his real estate plans and bring people out from Kansas City, he developed a trolley car railroad, t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W4P_voices-from-the-trail-historical_Overland-Park-KS.html
The Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails proved to be both challenging and exhilarating for the travelers in the caravans passing through this junction along one of the Westport routes. Letters and diaries are filled with adventures and excitem…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W4N_two-routes-from-westport-historical_Overland-Park-KS.html
The Santa Fe Trail forked into two routes as it headed south from Westport. Along the routes were campgrounds for trail travelers — to the northeast of the junction was Sapling Grove and the southwest was a campground called Flat Rock or Ind…
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