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Log Cabin


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Log Cabin The log cabin was built east of the Lowell Cemetery in the 1870s. R.A. Hibbard built it as a home for his brother-in-law's family. Kent Lynch purchased the property and donated the cabin to the Historical Society in memory of Marsah Moncrief Lynch. In 1987, the cabin was taken down and rebuilt on this site. New shingles were hand-hewn from trees on the original cabin site. The cabin is furnished and may be seen upon request.

The cabin is located on the grounds of the Historical Museum.


Hours: April - November Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Nov. - March Saturday and Sunday Only
Address: 8th and East Avenue (1 block south at 8th & Route 66)

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Black Dog Trail Marker

Located on the grounds of the Historical Museum, the marker commemorates the Black Dog Trail opened in 1803 by Chief Black Dog ( Manka - Chonka) and his band of Osage Indians who had a village nearby where springs once flowed freely.

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Tri-State Marker

See the Tri-State Marker and be in three states at once! The meeting point of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri is 6 miles east of Baxter Springs on Highway 166/400. Turn south on the small paved road just west of the state line, and continue to the dead end. Built in 1938

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