Pleasanton, Kansas

Pleasanton, Kansas

Pleasanton, established 1869, named for General Alfred Pleasanton, (and the town mis-spelled his name) who led defeat of Confederates at Mine creek.

Revered outdoorsman, lecturer, and writer, Enos A. Mills was born on a farm near Pleasanton on April 22, 1870, where he lived until age 14 before setting out for Colorado's Long's Peak. Known as the Father of Rocky Mountain National Park. Mr. Mills lectured throughout the East, lobbied in Washington and visited newspaper editors which brought about the passage of a bill by Congress on January 26, 1915 creating the 25 mile expanse which is now the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

Pleasanton, KS Battlesites

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

Pleasanton, KS Museums

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