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El Quartelejo Monument Scott County, Kansas

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Creator: Walker, Russell W.

Date: February 28, 1948

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.S2 .64 *9

Unit ID: 211554

Summary: This black and white photograph shows a view of the El Quartelejo Monument in Scott City, Kansas. This site located north of Scott City, Kansas and along Ladder Creek inside the Lake Scott State Park, is the archeological remains of a Indian pueblo. A group of Taos Indians migrated to the region from New Mexico around 1664 to escape Spanish oppression and to live among the Plains Apache Indians. To honor this historical area, a granite marker was erected in 1925 by the Kansas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1964, the ruins were recognized as a National Historic Landmark. The ruins are deteriorating and are considered a "at risk" site.

Space Required/Quantity: 25.4 x 20.2 cm

Title (Main title): El Quartelejo Monument Scott County, Kansas

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