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Oct 15, 2014 - Fort Scott NHS

While my HH was being serviced at NuWa in Chanute, I visited Fort Scott NHS. Fort Scott National Historic Site is a historical area under the control of the United States National Park Service in Kansas. Named after General Winfield Scott, who achieved renown during the Mexican-American War, during the middle of the 19th century the fort served as a military base for US Army action in what was the edge of settlement in 1850. For the next quarter century, it was used as a supply base and to provide security in turbulent areas during the...

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Mar 15, 2011 - Fort Scott

We went to Fort Scott during spring break. Ft. Scott was an army post built in 1842 to protect the "Permanent Indian Frontier". The United States built a line of forts that ran from the western border of Minnesota south along the border of Kansas and Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, and down into Louisiana. All the land east of this line was for white settlement and all the land to the west was a "permanent" Indian territory. The post was to keep whites out of Indian land and Indians out of white settlements. The fort was garrisoned by the...

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