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Nature Trail - Natural and cultural elements

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Natural elements

  • Physiographic regions
  • Topography and geology
  • Flora and fauna
  • Impact of the built environment
  • Erosion and pollution
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Cultural elements

  • Native Americans in the region prior to the arrival of the emigrant tribes (e.g. Potawatomi)
  • European trappers, traders, and explorers
  • The Potawatomis and the mission period, 1848 - 1861
  • Land usage--crops, forage, and livestock. Use of natural environment
  • Built environment
  • Removal of Potawatomis to present-day Jackson County
  • Circulation Routes
  • Oregon-California Trail
  • Other trails in the area
  • Steamboats and ferries on the Kansas River
  • Prairie Dell Farm--Robert Lee, 1873 - 1919
  • Ownership between 1919 and 1973 (four owners)
  • State ownership, 1973
  • Mission building
  • Kansas Museum of History
  • Stach School
  • Wea Creek bridge
  • Kansas Museum of History
  • State Archives & Library
  • Nature Trail