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Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas

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Creator: Wittick, George B.

Date: 1879

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.B2.79 *5

Unit ID: 306281

Summary: This stereograph shows a view of Pawnee Rock with three gentleman standing at the top of the historic landmark. The site, located in the southwest corner of Barton County, is about 100 yards from the old Santa Fe trail. It is considered sacred ground for the Pawnee Indians who held tribal councils on its flat top. For pioneers passing through the area, the landmark was considered a half way point of their journey and many would engrave their names into the stone. In 1909 through the efforts of the Woman's Kansas Day Club, the remaining portion of Pawnee Rock became a historic site. On May 24, 1915 the stone monument was dedicated before a crowd of some eight thousand onlookers. The site was later listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

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Title (Main title): Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas


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