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Neosho County, KS

Neosho CountyThe land of which Neosho County is now a part was an Indian hunting ground for the Osages and other members of the Sioux Tribe when first visited by the white man. In 1838, a treaty was made whereby the New York Indians traded their lands in Wisconsin for 1,824,000 in Kansas, lying just north of the Cherokee Neutral Strip and the Osage lands, being 320 acres for each member of the Senecas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Tuscaroras, Oneidas, St. Regis, Stolkbridges, Munsees and Brothertowns.

Neosho County was established under the name of Dorn County by the so-called Bogus legislature held at Shawnee in 1855, as the Territorial Capital before Kansas became a state. Dorn was split into Neosho and Labette Counties in 1861. The name Neosho had been used by the Kansas Indians many years before white settlement. George Sibley of the Santa Fe Trail survey team mentioned the Nee Ozho River in his journal entry of August 5, 1825. Ne means "water" and osho means "stream in" or "stream with water in it."

The Osages described the color of Neosho as "Water-Like-the-Skin-of-a-Summer-Cow- Wapiti." Pioneers sometimes referred to the river as Noshow because it occasionally went dry in the summer.

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Mem-Erie Historical Museum

Susan Beth Janssen's 1800's Dress. Mem-Erie Museum has various collections that we wish to preserve for our children and grandchildren. We feel it is of great value to Erie and the surrounding area. We want to encourage the general public to feel that these are their ancestors and their history.

Erie, KS Museums

Erie Veteran's Memorial

Dedicated in July, 2008, the Erie Veteran'

Erie, KS Memorials

St. Ann's Academy Infirmary & Guest House

Originally called the Infirmary and Guest House at St. Ann's Academy, the house was built in 1871-72 and was used as an infirmary of the Osage Mission, from 1872 till 1894

St. Paul, KS Historic Buildings

Thayer Museum

Citizens of the area, hoping to retain our history, have established the Thayer Museum in the old Thayer Bank building, listed on the Kansas Register of Historic Places. Thayer State Bank opened in 1900 and closed in 1932

Thayer, KS Museums

Memorial Auditorium

If your interests are music or theatre, Chanute's Memorial Auditorium recently underwent a series of major improvements, making it one of the finest facilities of its kind in Kansas. The 1,200

Chanute, KS Arts

Nu-Wa Industries Factory Tours

Nu-Wa Industries is the leading manufacturer of 5th wheel RV'

Chanute, KS Tours

Safari Golf Course

The Safari Golf Course is a 9

Chanute, KS Golf Courses

Chanute Art Gallery

The Chanute Art Gallery houses over 1,700 square feet of outstanding art and sculpture pieces. The gallery owns a permanent core collection of over 500 works of art which includes 25 mediums, representing 125

Chanute, KS Arts

Martin & Osa Johnson Safari Museum

Located in the beautifully restored Santa Fe depot, this unique attraction preserves the work of these famous wildlife photographers whose cameras introduced the exotic treasures of Africa and the South Pacific to many Americans in the early 1900

Chanute, KS Museums

St. Francis Cemetery

St. Francis Cemetery, located half a mile east of St. Paul, is by succession the oldest cemetery in Neosho county known to have been used by white people. When the Jesuits first came to the Osage country in 1847

St. Paul, KS Cemeteries

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