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Aug 26, 2012 - A visit to Fort Scott, Kansas August 23, 2012

I got another National Park Passport Stamp for my book at the Fort Scott National Park. It has been a long time since we have really traveled. Going across Kansas in high winds was long and very tiring. Getting to Fort Scott was worth it, it is a extremely well restored fort!

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May 12, 2010 - George Washington Carver and Fort Scott, KS

Our first adventure of the day was to visit the George Washington Carver National Monument about 20 miles south of Carthage just outside of Diamond, MO. The grounds were beautiful and the Visitors Center/Museum were impressive. The volunteer welcomed us and gave us a "heads up" that a group of school children would be arriving for a tour in about an hour. We watched the movie and toured the museum before the children arrived. They were mostly interested in the Activity Center and we were not disturbed at all. Actually they were very well...

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Mar 31, 2009 - Ft Scott Nat'l Historic Site

When the Army established Fort Scott in 1842, it was in the middle of the ancestral land of the Osage Indians, but assigned to eastern tribes that the government had exiled westward beyond the line of white settlement. From 1842-53, troops from this post helped keep peace on the indian frontier. Between 1854 and 1861 the post/town was caught up in the violent struggle between "free-soilers" and slaveholders. Then during the Civil War the post became an important supply center for Union armies in the west. In the 1870's the Army returned to...

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Spring '09