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The Lone Tree Massacre


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The Lone Tree Massacre Preparing Southwest Kansas for settlement often ended in tragedy for both Indian and white man.

On August 24, 1874, a government survey party of six, marking the township lines of Odee Township was ambushed by Cheyenne. Twenty-four Cheyenne from Fort Reno, Oklahoma led by Chief Medicine Water killed the six members of the surveying team. The slain men were temporarily buried near their camp by a lone cottonwood tree on Crooked Creek. This old tree stood for 64 years as a memorial to the surveyors.



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The Lone Tree Massacre

Preparing Southwest Kansas for settlement often ended in tragedy for both Indian and white man. On August 24, 1874

Meade, KS Pioneer History

The Dalton Gang Hideout & Museum

A modest house and barn on a cottonwood shaded hill are home to an Old West legend. Notorious for robbing trains and banks, the Dalton Gang created a hideout in Meade and built an escape tunnel from the home of their sister, Eva Whipple, to the barn some 95

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The Eva Dalton Whipple Home

Eva Dalton Whipple was the only sister to the infamous Dalton brothers. She married John Whipple, October 25, 1887

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The Jones & Plummer Trail

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The Jones & Plummer Trail

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