Marais des Cygnes Massacre Site

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Marais des Cygnes Massacre Site
1973 National Park Service photo of the site
Marais des Cygnes Massacre Site is located in Kansas
Marais des Cygnes Massacre Site
Nearest city Trading Post, Kansas
Coordinates 38°16′52″N 94°37′12″W / 38.28111°N 94.62000°W / 38.28111; -94.62000Coordinates: 38°16′52″N 94°37′12″W / 38.28111°N 94.62000°W / 38.28111; -94.62000
Area 43 acres (17 ha)
Built 1858
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 71000317
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 21, 1971[1]
Designated NHL May 30, 1974[2]

The Marais des Cygnes Massacre Site, also known as Marais des Cygnes Massacre Memorial Park, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

It is the site of the 1858 Marais des Cygnes massacre.[3]

The site includes a fort that was present then, and a house built by Charles C. Hadsall after the incident. It was given to the state of Kansas. Kansas turned it over to the Kansas Historical Society to operate.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Marais des Cygnes Massacre Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  3. ^ Richard D. Pankratz (August 22, 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Marais des Cygnes Massacre Site / Marais des Cygnes Massacre Memorial Park". National Park Service.  and Accompanying three photos, from 1965 and 1973
  4. ^ "Marais Massacre". Kansas State Historical Society's "Kansapedia". 

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