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Council Grove - Kaw Mission Councils

Last Chance Store

Join us for a program on the Last Chance Store when with Bob Blasing reports on discoveries from the 2016 Kansas Archeology Training Program. This program series recognizes the 196th anniversary of William Becknell's inaugural journey from Franklin, Missouri, to Santa Fe, Mexico. Becknell's trip opened at international trade route between Mexico and the United States. It made Council Grove an important rendezvous on the trail. Topics will focus on the Santa Fe Trail and include the history of the Kaw Nation, Kansas Territory, and the state.