old Bazaar schoolhouse
KDOT map of Chase County (legend)
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For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1859, Chase County was founded.
A post office was established in Bazaar on April 16, 1860. The post office was renamed to Mary on July 20, 1876, then back to Bazaar on March 19, 1878. The post office closed on April 26, 1974.
On March 31, 1931, Trans World Airlines TWA Flight 599 crashed a few miles southwest of Bazaar, killing all onboard including University of Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne. There is a monument located on private property at , and yearly tours provide access to the site.
Bazaar still serves as a rail depot for local cattle ranching.
Bazaar is located at  in the scenic Flint Hills of the Great Plains. By highway, it is 18 miles (29 km) north of the Kansas Turnpike toll road exit at Cassoday, or 7 miles (11 km) south of the U.S. Route 50 exit at Strong City.(38.2719604, -96.5352843),
- Chase County Junior/Senior High School, 600 Main St in Cottonwood Falls.
- Chase County Elementary School, 401 Maple St in Cottonwood Falls.
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Bazaar, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- 81 Years Since Kansas Plane Crash; The Wichita-Eagle; March 18, 2012.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bazaar
- Flint Hills Tourism Coalition
- USD 284
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