Jonathan Jones

Council Grove Kansas

Council Grove, KS: Kanza (Kaw) Indians, Sante Fe Trail, Oldest Restaurant in Kansas This month’s post takes us to Council Grove, Kansas. Council Grove is a rare city in KS in that there are multiple historic sites to be seen in this small town, population 2,111. For someone interested in history, this is great little town […]

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Concordia guard tower

POWs in the Heartland

This month’s post was originally published in the Johnson County Gazette in October of 2021. This month’s article is a bit of a departure from the Johnson County history that this column usually covers.  I felt that this topic was so interesting that I had to cover it in this month’s column.  The title of

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Fort Gibson

Our last stop on the Oklahoma tour is Fort Gibson.  I found Fort Gibson very interesting, and I encourage you to visit if you are in the area.  The historic Fort Gibson is located in the town of Fort Gibson, which is just east of Muskogee, over the Arkansas River.  Muskogee is 50 miles southeast

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