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Old 02-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #3031
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Egg and I left KC to explore SE Kansas on Friday.

Egg being single does not have to worry about this:

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #3032
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First Battle of The War of Northern Aggression

Most people were taught that the first battle of Lincoln's War was in the East, when the South were provoked to fire on Fort Sumter on April 12-13, 1861. However some historians consider the Battle of Black Jack (June 2, 1856) to be the first battle of the Civil War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Black_Jack John Brown and his army of free-staters attached Henry Pate and his army (near Baldwin City, KS).



After visiting the battlefield we stumbled across a cemetery and Indian Mission I have never seen before:



The inscriptions on the tablets read: "1845-1936. The Ottawa Indian Mission Burying Ground, graves of J. Meeker, founder, Chief Comechau and Notino, the Medicine Man. J. T. Jones, founder of O.U." "1845-1936. Jotham Meeker, first printer and publisher in Indian Territory (Kansas) at Shawnee 1833. moved his press here 1849. Edward Hand Chapter D.A.R. 1936."

This is all I can find about the Mission http://www.visitottawakansas.com/cms...rivingTour.php : " Reverend Jotham Meeker’s second mission here included a meeting house moved from his first mission site on the river in 1844, school, print shop and farm buildings. The open space in the center of the gravestones is the site of the log church. Meeker is buried north of the church site, and John T. “Tauy” Jones to the south. Note the Indian graves marked by piles of native stone. Two Ottawa chiefs, Notino and Compchau, are buried in graves marked by modern stones. Meeker’s press was the first one in Kansas Territory, and was used to produce Indian language hymnals, prayer books and laws for the Shawnees and the Ottawa’s, using a syllabify of his own invention. This method of transcribing Indian languages which had no written form, used English letters for native syllables. After Meeker’s death in 1855, the mission fell into disrepair. The Kansas Anthropological Association excavated the site in 1988, identifying the location of the house, print shop and church."

Here are some pictures of the Cemetery:





The stone piles are the graves of the Indians:





After visiting the historic cemetery Egg stayed the night at my cabin in Linn County, KS:







The next day Egg did a little single track, nothing hard where he could get scrambled but still a lot of fun:

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:42 PM   #3033
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After a little single track off Egg goes to explore more of SE Kansas:





Egg made it into the Flint Hill of Kansas. The Flint Hills are amazing. In the Spring the fields of native grass will all be burned. Within a few weeks after the burn the hills are solid green like a golf course but prettier.




Edd spent a lot of time on gravel while traveling with me.





The depot is in Eureka, KS.

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:54 PM   #3034
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Trail Of Death-1838



In 1838 the Potawatomi Indians were forced from Indian to a reservation in Kansas. 859 members were to walk the 618 miles the reservation. http://www.potawatomi-tda.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potawatomi_Trail_of_Death
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #3035
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EGG DROP-ST. Mary's Sugar Creek Mission

This is where you will find the Egg.



When the Mission Band of Potawatomi arrived at Osawatomie, Kansas, on November 4, 1838, winter was coming on and there were no houses, despite the government promise. The newly-arrived Potawatomi heard about the Sugar Creek Mission about 20 miles south and moved there. Though they still had no houses, they found shelter along the steep rocky walls of the creek bank, where they could hang blankets and keep warm with camp fires. Thus they spent that first winter in Kansas. http://www.potawatomi-tda.org/kansas/sugarcre.htm



Mother Rose Philippine Duchesne http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Philippine_Duchesne came in 1841 to teach the Potawatomi. She established the first Indian school for girls west of the Mississippi River. At age 72 and in failing health, she was not able to work. She dedicated herself primarily to a ministry of contemplative prayer. Noticing that she was praying at night and still praying in the same position the next morning, the Indian children placed pebbles around her long black robe. Discovering the pebbles undisturbed, they realized she was praying all night. The Indians named her “Woman Who Prays Always.” She was canonized in 1988, the first female saint west of the Mississippi River.



To find the Egg look for the above. SE of it will be a path of the Stations of the Cross. Find this Station:



Just to the West is a tree:



On the South Side of the tree is an hollow area under the roots where you will find Egg:







Egg is well hidden:



This road to the park and in the park is a well maintained gravel road.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #3036
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Woo-Hoo!!!


well alright peoples.........GAME ON!!!


Great drop Jayhawkfan!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:30 PM   #3037
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Great job. I enjoyed the history lesson.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #3038
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:02 PM   #3039
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...(What is Eggie made out of anyway?)
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:42 AM   #3040
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Picked the egg up yesterday afternoon.





It was a long ride, with many more miles ahead. I'll leave more information when I'm able! Here's the grab shot.




I'm off to Kentucky now, then back up to New York. Gimme a few more days...
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:19 PM   #3041
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Nice bike. Long time lurker? Or did you just get your other username perma-banned? lol
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:38 PM   #3042
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Picked the egg up yesterday afternoon.





It was a long ride, with many more miles ahead. I'll leave more information when I'm able! Here's the grab shot.




I'm off to Kentucky now, then back up to New York. Gimme a few more days...
first post and a TAG grab.

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Picked the egg up yesterday afternoon.





It was a long ride, with many more miles ahead. I'll leave more information when I'm able! Here's the grab shot.




I'm off to Kentucky now, then back up to New York. Gimme a few more days...
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:58 PM   #3044
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Double WOO-HOO!!!

Great job from da Newbie!!!


can't wait to see the drop!
WNY??...don't get any idears about throwin' Mr. EGGY over the falls!!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:13 AM   #3045
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Great first post, Yo!
Feel the power of My Precious' ...put eggy through distance and multiply it's Magic.
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