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Council Grove, Kansas


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Post Office Oak and Museum

This 300-year-old bur oak (just the trunk remains) served as the unofficial post office for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail from 1825-1847. Passing caravans could leave messages for future travelers in a cache in the base of the tree. A stone building erected in 1864

Council Grove, KS Landmarks

Seth Hays Historic Home

Council Grove town founder, Seth Hays, built this home in 1867. His slave, Aunt Sally, lived in the basement and cared for Hays and his adopted daughter, Kittie Robbins, until her death in 1872. Hays died a year later, February 3, 1873

Council Grove, KS Museums

Early Day Jail

Desperadoes, ruffians, robbers and horse thieves all "bunked" here in this early day calaboose (jail), built in 1849. It was said to be the only jail on the Santa Fe Trail at the time. Other Durland Park attractions:

Council Grove, KS Pioneer Life

Neosho River Walk

"Retracing the Footsteps of the Pioneers"

Council Grove, KS Trails

Last Chance Store

Like its name warns, this store was once the "last chance" for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail to buy supplies for their journey to New Mexico. Built in 1857, the limestone structure is the oldest commercial building in Council Grove and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Council Grove, KS Pioneer History

Things to do near Council Grove, KS

MUSIC AT THE EMMA - 8 Wonder of Kansas Customs

Jam sessions EVERY Friday night at the Emma Chase Cafe (or out-of-doors on Broadway, weather permitting). MUSICIANS and LIST...

The Congregational Church - 1906

When Onaga was but a year old, the Congregationalists started a church building. The church actually started in Vienna. servi...

First Infantry Division Museum - Fort Riley

The U.S. Cavalry Museum and 1st Infantry Division Museum document the storied history of American Cavalry and the "Big Red On...