Long before white men settled Kansas this region was the home of Pawnee Indians. French traders in the late 1700's named those along this river the Republican Pawnee in the mistaken belief that their ... Historical Marker
The 3-story mansion was built in the early 1890s by Thure Wohlfort, one of the original colonists of New Scandinavia (Scandia). Prior to building this, the family had lived in a dugout followed by a smaller stone house.