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Linn County, KS

Linn CountyHead for Linn county, Kansas. Where beauty and history come together. From bird watching to bull riding, historical sites to arts and crafts, outdoor adventures to bluegrass pickers, it's right here in Linn County.

Linn County has played an important part in Kansas history from territorial days to the present. Lead mining came to the county as early as the 1830s. The old military road connecting Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott was built through Linn County in the 1840s. This road would bring settles to the area during the turbulent Territorial period in Kansas. Linn county had more than its share of border conflict and was visited by such famous people as the abolitionist John Brown. The military road also brought a Confederate Army contingent to the largest Civil War battle fought in Kansas. In more recent times, coal mining played a role in meeting our country's energy needs. Linn county continues this role today as home to one of Kansas' major power plants.

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Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site

One of the largest Cavalry engagements of the entire Civil War, and the only one fought on Kansas soil, the Battle of Mine Creek occurred on Oct. 25, 1864, when 2,500 Union horsemen defeated 6,500 Confederate soldiers, killing or capturing over 1,000

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Marais des Cygnes Massacre Historic Site

The historic site tells of the bloodiest episode in the "Bleeding Kansas" period. On May 19, 1858, 30 pro-slavery men crossed the Kansas border south of the Marais des Cygnes River. They rounded up 11

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Mine Creek Battlefield State Historical Site

The largest cavalry battle west of the Mississippi. In it, 2,500 Union horsemen routed 6,500 Confederate soldiers, killing or capturing over a thousand of them. Mine Creek was the last important Civil War battle in the west, and the last important civil war battle fought in Kansas.

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Linn County Museum & Geneological Library

Sponsored by the Linn County Historical Society, the museum has one of the best genealogy libraries in the region. Displays relate a wide range of county history, including the Mine Creek Battle, lead mining in Kansas, and an old country store exhibit. Learn about Indians who inhabited this area;

Pleasanton, KS Museums

Shrine of St. Philipine Dutchesne

In 1838, about 900 Pottawatomie Indians were rounded up from their homes in northern Indiana and forced to march 681 miles in 61 days to re-settle at the Sugar Creek Mission. Thirty-nine Pottawatomies, mostly children, died on this "Trail of Death." In 1841

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Deer Trace Golf Course

An eighteen-hole facility including driving range. In addition to school athletics, children are offered activities such as summer softball and baseball, soccer, wrestling, swimming, including lessons during the summer, as well as active Boy and Girl Scout programs. There are several 4

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Linn Valley Lakes

Linn Valley Lakes is considered a 3rd class city offering a beautiful Private Lake Community with seven stocked lakes, 18-hole golf course, boat launch, clubhouse, community center, swimming pools, miniature golf course, basketball and tennis courts, 2 campgrounds, bath houses, and swim beach.

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Trading Post Museum

Trading Post is one of the oldest settlements in Kansas and the site of an early French trading post with the Osage Indians, established in 1825. The museum features early settlers pictures, Indian artifacts, John Brown's cabin door from cabin built at Massacre park in 1858

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