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Battle of Mine Creek Site

Picture of property Address Restricted
Pleasanton (Linn County)
Listed in National Register 1973-12-12

Architect: Not listed
Category: battle site

On October 25, 1864, approximately 2,800 Union troops attacked and defeated about 8,000 Confederates along the banks of Mine Creek. This was one of the largest cavalry battles in the Civil War and a major battle fought in Kansas. The Union brigades were commanded by Colonels Frederick W. Benteen and John F. Philips. After this battle, federal forces pursued and defeated additional Confederates in Missouri as they attempted to return to Arkansas, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), and eventually Texas.



Lander's Creek Bridge

Picture of property south edge of Goodrich
Goodrich (Linn County)
Listed in National Register 1985-07-02

Architect: Not listed
Category: road-related



Linn County Courthouse

Picture of property Fourth and Main
Mound City (Linn County)
Listed in National Register 1974-07-15

Architect: George Ropes
Category: courthouse



Marais des Cygnes Massacre Site

Picture of property 4 miles northeast of Trading Post, off US69
Trading Post (Linn County)
Listed in National Register 1971-06-21

National Historic Landmark, 5/30/1974

Architect: Not listed
Category: battle site

On May 19, 1858, proslavery men killed five free state men and wounded five others in a ravine that is now known as the Marais Des Cygnes Massacre Site. The shootings shocked the nation and became a pivotal event in the "Bleeding Kansas" era. A few months later, abolitionist John Brown came to the site and constructed a fortified cabin, where he remained during the summer of 1858. The site is owned by the State of Kansas and managed by the Kansas Historical Society.



Mine Creek Bridge

Picture of property 6 miles east and .5 miles south of Mound City
Mound City (Linn County)
Listed in National Register 1983-03-10

Architect: Not listed
Category: road-related



Old Linn County Jail

Picture of property 312 main
Mound City (Linn County)
Listed in National Register 1978-11-30

Architect: Not listed
Category: correctional facility



Prescott Rural High School

Picture of property 202 West 4th Street
Prescott (Linn County)
Listed in National Register 2008-07-03

Architect: Gamble, Ray
Category: school

Architect Ray Gamble, who served as Kansas' state architect from 1917 to 1923, designed the Prescott Rural High School in the Commercial style with popular Mission and Spanish Revival architectural details. Built in 1924, the one-story brick building includes a two-story gymnasium and two mid-20th century additions. The stone accents and the Mission-shaped parapet at the building's entrance are key character-defining features.



Prescott School

Picture of property Third and Main
Prescott (Linn County)
Listed in National Register 1982-05-06

Architect: Not listed
Category: school



Trading Post School

Picture of property 4th Street
Trading Post (Linn County)
Listed in State Register 1987-08-22

Architect: Not listed
Category: school



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