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Kansas Historical Notes - February 1933

February 1933 (Vol. 2, No. 1), pages 110 to 111
Transcribed by lhn;
digitized with permission of the Kansas Historical Society.

Salina will celebrate its seventy-fifth birthday anniversary in March, 1932. The Saline County Native Daughters have voted to erect a marker to the pioneers, and will also publish a history of the Salina schools, written by the late Jennie V. Bartlett, pioneer teacher.

Celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the Friends Kansas yearly meeting and of the building of the old Quaker meeting house in Lawrence was observed October 6, 1932, in conjunction with a meeting of the 1932 Friends yearly meeting.

The annual meeting of the Dickinson County Historical Society was held at Abilene, October 11, 1932. Kirke Mechem, secretary of the Kansas Historical Society, discussed the work of the state organization.

Dr. W. A. Sharp, a Topeka Baptist minister, delivered the dedicatory address for the boulder marking the site of the old Pottawatomie Indian mission school on the Wanamaker school grounds west of Topeka, October 21, 1932. Thomas Amory Lee, president of the Kansas Historical Society, Kirke Mechem, secretary of the society, and Dave Wallace, gave short talks. The monument was erected by the Topeka chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

A pioneer monument was unveiled in Denison circle, Manhattan, by the Riley County Historical Society, November 12, 1932. A tribute to Dr. Joseph Denison, first president of Bluemont college (now Kansas State College), and to other pioneers was paid by Dr. J. T. Willard, vice president of the college, at the dedicatory services.

The National Old Trails Road Association has asked cities and counties along the route of the Santa Fe trail in northeast Kansas to assist it in marking the trail on U. S. Highway No. 50, which follows in the general direction of the famous road.

A new Pawnee Indian house location was reported discovered near Scandia, recently. Scrapers, flints and pottery have been uncovered.

Rush county old settlers met at Rush Center, October 19, 1932; Dickinson county old settlers convened in Enterprise, October 20, and Clark county pioneers met at Ashland, November 17, for annual reunions.