Historical Markers, Interpretive Signs

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  1. JWhitmore44

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    There is the registry cliffs that are closer to you http://www.wyomingheritage.org/registerCliff.html
    If you haven't seen them they would be worth the ride up. The wagon ruts are pretty cool also.


    guess I should add a picture :)

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    Indian prayer site and camp site
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  2. sfarson

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    JW... Thanks for the registry cliffs info! What is the location of your signs? Interesting to note the date of Jul 8, 1869, for just a few days later the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers and Tall Bull meet their end at the Battle of Summit Springs in Colorado.

    An "interpretive" map provided by Lt. North...
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    Can see the cleft or "canyon" on the hillside, along with markers in the foreground. One marks the location of Tall Bull's tee-pee where he planted a tomahawk in the forehead of one of the women kidnapped from Kansas at the beginning of the surprise attack by the 5th Calvary. Buffalo Bill, is the one who had a hunch where they would be encamped, in this shallow valley...
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  3. Sod Buster

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    Actually three, Buffalo Bill Mathewson was the first and allways was some what pissed at Cody over him taking the name, in later years Cody would give Mathewson a set of Colts to ease the pain.:lol3
    http://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/william-e-mathewson/12141

    The other Buffalo Bill was William Comstock who Cody had a Buffalo hunting contest with near Oberlin Kansas, in order to see who would carry the handle Buffalo Bill. Comstock was known as Medicine Bill.
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6306111

    JW, Tobe Zweygardt's Historical markers are some of the coolest, the guy took it upon himself to not let these places be forgotten.
    http://www.grassrootsart.net/Art/TobeZweygardt.html


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  4. ChadHahn

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    I grew up near there and one summer we went canoeing down the Nemaha trying to find the inscription.

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  8. PinkPillion

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    Here is one from out west in Northern California. This road follows along part of the Middle Fork of the Feather River. It is 30 miles south of Quincy, CA. This little route is a cool 30 mile paved road of curves, with a few switchbacks here and there. GOLD was prevalent in this area, either by mining or panning. Here a few photos from about 3 weeks ago.

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    The actual town of La Porte is well preserved. Did not get any worthy photos.
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  9. JWhitmore44

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    Just to the north of a little town in Northwest Kansas called St Francis.


    Indeed Sod Buster, I know Tobe. My only regret is that I never did record one of his tours. It would have been nice to have a his tour in audio format that you could have downloaded to an MP3 player. He hasn't given a tour for years now.


    Same place as the indian on the hill
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    Cherry Creek encampment

    I've been wanting to check out the Summit Springs site.
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  10. LewisNClark

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    Few places will have as many markers as this ONE BLOCK of West Point, Kentucky. (must be 40 miles southwest of Louisville, and only a few miles from Fort Knox (where the GOLD IS).

    First, Private John Shields was one of the most important members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He was their blacksmith, welder, gunsmith, tool maker, and one, if not their best, hunter. L & C both ask congress to pay him double pay because of his sacrifices and for doing more than his share of work during the Expedition. Both L & C knew they would have probably starved in Idaho without Shields craftsmanship with very primitive tools, an anvil, emery wheel, a few hammers and files. He made fishhooks and tools for the Indians in trade for food (roots & fish) and on a daily basic repaired muskets between hunting for deer and elk.

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    This is John Shields' house built in the early 1800's. No doubt it has been remodeled several times. It is currently being lived in. When Lewis and Clark headed up the Ohio to start the Expedition it is believed that they stopped by the banks of the Ohio River behind Shields' house to pickup Shields and the Field brothers who joined the Expedition. About 9 members of the 32 members lived in this general area of Kentucky...all were excellent hunters with no schooling of any kind.

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    30 yards from Shields' house is the house of President Lincoln's father: Thomas Lincoln was a trader of produce and used the road beside Shields' house to load his fruits and vegetables on to a barge headed to New Orleans. Down the Ohio to the Mississippi to (probably Natchez, Mississippi).

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    Civil War Hospital – This building served as a hospital, jail, and court house during the Civil War. (two houses from Pvt Shields house). The Civil War hospital is now a residence. Talked to the 89 yr old lady that lives there.

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    General Sherman's Civil War Headquarters: Sherman established this house as his Civil War HQ's since it was next to the prison and hospital, and had access to the Ohio River 50 yards away.

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    Sherman's Headquarters:

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    Marker in front of the main road to the Ohio River where Civil War and 1800 era cargo was loaded on keelboats and barges to head for the Mississippi River.

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    And downtown main street thru West Point, Kentucky is the stagecoach line that ran from Nashville, Tennessee to Louisville, Kentucky from 1750 to 1880. This stagecoach route began at Nashville and was
    used to connect to the historical Natchez Trace (Trail). The Natchez was however several thousand years old and was originally an animal trail.

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    All of these markers are within 100 yards of each other.

    Shields is buried in a very small cemetery directly across the Ohio River behind his house.


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    Private Shields died in 1809, only 3 years after the completion of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. About 1/2 of the 32 members of the Expedition were deceased within 9 years after the Expedition.

    West Point, KY is an amazing little town full of American history. Most houses are pre-Civil War era.
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  11. Sod Buster

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    JW there are a couple of youtube videos of Tobe doing his tours.

    Another marker of Tobe's, Devils Gap, Cheyenne County Kansas. The route the Cheyenne took to burn Juleburg, Co.

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  12. Schnickelfritz

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    Kaw Point Park, Kansas City, KS. 39°6'57"N 94°36'36"W or so.

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    Lewis and Clark at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers. The camera is pointed ESE and the monument is about 1.8 miles from that greenish building in the background at 12th and Main in downtown Kansas City, MO. The Kaw comes in from the W on the right. Lewis gestures NE up the Missouri, which flows in from the left and then curves away to the left in the background before doing almost a complete u-turn and heading back to the NE.

    Below, a better view of the confluence, with a small amphitheater,

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    and a historical marker commemorating another tough day at the office

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    in the upper part of the park near an interpretive pavilion:

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    Access thru a truckyard via River City Dr, the first right off NB Fairfax Trafficway in KCK.
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  14. JWhitmore44

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    I never thought of looking on youtube, thanks for the heads up!
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    Bernard Bryan Smyth, in his Heart of the New Kansas," published in 1880, said: "After the abandonment of the fort it became a den of thieves and general rendezvous for bats and marauders. These occupied it day and night by turns -- he former hiding by day, the latter by night." The stone used in the construction of the fort was gradually appropriated by the settlers in the vicinity, and the "bats and marauders" were finally rendered homeless. Nothing remains of the site today, but it is designated with a historical marker located about 1.5 miles east of Great Bend, Kansas on U.S. Highway 56.
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  18. JWhitmore44

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    That's pretty cool
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    Manning's Peak, on the Oklahoma, Kansas border.

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  20. Sod Buster

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    Marker just west of present day Julesburg Colorado, on the site of old Julesburg, that was burned by the Cheyenne, Sioux and Arapaho on Jan 7th 1865 in revenge of Sand Creek, the marker also commemorates the Pony Express Julesburg Station. The tree line in the distance is the South Platte River.

    http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=47348





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    Pony Express Marker in new Julesburg, Colorado.

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