missouri town 1855
fort osage national historic landmark
Jackson County Parks and Recreation
REVISED FALL 2008
FORT OSAGE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
MISSOURI TOWN 1855
Jackson County Parks and Recreation
INTRODUCTION “Society has many built-in time spanners that help to link the present generation with the past. Our sense of the past is developed by contact with the older generation, by our knowledge of history, by the accumulated heritage of art, music, literature and science passed down to us through the years. It is enhanced by immediate contact with the objects that surround us, each of which has a point of origin in the past, each of which provides us with a trace of identiﬁcation with the past.”
-Alvin Tofﬂer, Future Shock
Jackson County Parks and Recreation hopes this Teacher’s Guide is useful to educators planning to visit Missouri Town 1855 or Fort Osage National Historic Landmark. This guide has been designed as a basis from which to direct class studies and prepare the students for their site activity. Please feel free to duplicate or rearrange this format to one which best beneﬁts the students.
The following people and texts were consulted during the compilation of this Teacher’s Guide: The Timetables of History. Bernard Grunn. Simon and Schuster Inc. New York: 1982. A People and a Nation. Mary Beth Norton et al. Houghton Mifﬂin Company. Boston: 1986. The Timetables of American History. Laurence Urdang Simon and Schuster Inc. New York: 1981. Fort Osage Staff and Volunteers Missouri Town 1855 Staff and Volunteers
Planning Your Visit .................................................................................................................. 1 Group Programs ..................................................................................................................... 2-3 Historic Cemetery Courtesy ..................................................................................................... 4 Historic Site Courtesy............................................................................................................... 5 Guidelines for Teachers and Chaperones ................................................................................ 6 Glossary of Preservation Terms ............................................................................................... 7 Chronology of United States History ................................................................................... 8-9 Chronology of Missouri History ........................................................................................ 10-13 Fort Osage Fact Sheet ....................................................................................................... 16-17 Fort Osage History............................................................................................................. 18-19 Lewis & Clark in the Greater Kansas City Area .................................................................. 20 Fort Osage School Tour Teacher Materials ...................................................................... 21-23 List of Books and Videos Relating to Early 1800s History and Fort Osage ........................ 24 Map to Fort Osage .................................................................................................................. 25 Missouri Town 1855 Fact Sheet ........................................................................................ 28-29 Synopsis of Missouri Town 1855 ....................................................................................... 30-32 Missouri Town 1855 School Tour Teacher Materials ...................................................... 33-35 Missouri Town 1855 Animal Guide .................................................................................. 36-37 Sample Mercantile Items and Prices ..................................................................................... 38 List of Books and Videos Relating to 1850s Missouri History ........................................ 39-40 Pioneer Penmanship .......................................................................................................... 41-42 Map to Missouri Town 1855 ................................................................................................... 43 Other Educational Opportunities .......................................................................................... 44 Program Evaluation Form................................................................................................. 46-47 Additional Educational Materials .......................................................................................... 48
When scheduling. Monday through Friday from 8:00 a. The site administrators ask that teachers or adult leaders accompany students into the gift shop areas. Missouri. Tour dates are limited and must be arranged in advance. Picnicking at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark is no longer feasible for large groups due to the noise level disturbing other groups at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark. The gift shop at Missouri Town 1855 is located near the parking lot. interpreters. Teachers and adult chaperones are responsible for keeping order during student programs. Picnicking is allowed at the picnic tables south of the Missouri Town 1855 parking lot. We believe “To Live History…Is to Learn History!” Our historic tours and programs can be enjoyed by all grade levels but are targeted for 4th grade classes who are studying Missouri History. There are exhibits and a gift shop in the Fort Osage Education Center. The Gift Shop attendant will provide you directions. please note that you will be expected to begin your tour/program at your designated time. Bookings for the Spring tours begin on December 1. Bookings for the Fall tours begin July 1. as well as. Gift shop items include souvenirs and books. Groups with more than 75 students are strongly encouraged to divide their groups into smaller numbers and visit the site in two groups. A conﬁrmation will be sent after booking your date. Important information on the sites and behavior expected from the group is contained in the Teacher’s Guide. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes earlier in order to check in at the Gift Shop at Missouri Town 1855 or the Education Center at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark to receive further instructions. a Trade Room located in the Fort itself. Your group will be expected to follow the historic site courtesy information located in the Teacher’s Guide when you visit Missouri Town 1855 or Fort Osage National Historic Landmark. When a group is larger than 75 students it makes it difﬁcult for the site. where a covered shelter is located. the Mercantile is located in the village. Payment is required two weeks prior to the tour date. The minimum requirement for chaperones is one adult per ten students.00. if necessary. some costing less than $5. To schedule your group tour program call our ofﬁce at (816) 503-4864. unload the bus and organize your group. Please plan to picnic at Hayes Park in Sibley.m.m. The people fulﬁlling this requirement will be allowed into the site free of charge.PLANNING YOUR VISIT TO FORT OSAGE AND MISSOURI TOWN 1855
Jackson County Parks and Recreation is excited to bring historical tours and programs to students studying Missouri History.
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The ﬁnal 20 minutes will incorporate a learning time with one or two of the interpreters and the students. Military garrison. Flora and Fauna. Beginning at the Education Center.00 per student. This program is available Wednesday. This will enable the students to develop a better comprehension of the vital role the river has on human activities. Specialized programs. Missouri River. Proceeding to the Fort your group will be divided into smaller groups and may rotate through multiple stations.5 hours This program is oriented for 3rd grade and up. To schedule a program or for more information call 816-503-4864 or visit www. Large groups may be divided to rotate through the facilities. Stations may include programs in the Trade House. • Tuesday through Sunday Space is limited.5 hours Designed for elementary and middle school. please allow 50 minutes for your visit here. No specialized activities are offered with this component. so sign up for your Fort Osage Field Trip TODAY! 1 adult/10 students is required and will receive complimentary admission.00 per student. and relevant hands-on activities. such as Lewis & Clark. Exhibits begin with Geology.
FORT OSAGE FIELD TRIPS
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Fort Osage National Historic Landmark Hours of Operation: January – December • 9:00 a. ﬂora and fauna.Choose one of the three programs below for your Frontier Adventure!
Beginning in 2008 your ﬁeld trip to Fort Osage NHL will include a tour of the new Fort Osage Education Center. Group size: Minimum 20/Maximum 120
FRONTIER PROGRAM – Approximately 1.
SELF-GUIDED TOUR – Approximately 1 hour Your class will tour both the Education Center and Fort Osage. It creates a sensory transition to the Fort’s history and prehistory of the immediate area. Also included is emphasis on the importance the Missouri River played in establishing the Fort at this location. Transportation on the River and ﬁnishes with Sustainability. Add’l adults are $3. – 4:30 p. Thursday and Friday.m. may be scheduled. At the historic site a brief orientation precedes the self-guided tour of the Fort. Interpreters dressed in period attire are in the facilities to answer your questions.jacksongov. Group size: Minimum 10/Maximum 40
LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM – Approximately 2. Thursday and Friday. Group size: Minimum 40/Maximum 75 Inclement weather may affect program activities. This Center is a state of the art facility where students will fully experience the historical signiﬁcance of Fort Osage. students will begin with a visit to the Education Center. This program is available Wednesday.
This program is available Wednesday. To schedule a program or for more information call 816-503-4864 or visit www.m.Missouri Town 1855 Field Trips
Choose one of the four programs below for your Heritage Adventure!
Bring Missouri Heritage to life for preschoolers and up at Missouri Town 1855. – 4:30 p.5 hours This program is designed for elementary and middle school students.
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM – Approximately 1 hour Preschoolers 5 years or younger participate in a 15-20 minute presentation on what clothing from the 1850s was like.jacksongov. the tavern keeper.m.00 per student Group size: Minimum 10/Maximum 40
SELF-GUIDED TOUR . Some of the stations could include visits with some of the residents such as the blacksmith.
Cost: $1. Interpreters dressed in period attire are in the village to answer your questions. and the ox drover. You might also take a tour of the herb garden.org
Cost: $4. Your teachers and students will be divided into smaller groups that rotate through several stations. This is followed by a self guided tour with interpreters located in the village to answer any questions. Choose from one of the programs below for your school group. • Tuesday through Sunday November 16 – February 28 • 9:00 a.
Cost: $5. the woodworker. An activity sheet is provided with your conﬁrmation. This program is available Wednesday. – 4:30 p. the merchant.00 per student Group size: Minimum 20/Maximum 120
PIONEER PROGRAM – Approximately 1. so sign up for your Missouri Town 1855 Field Trip TODAY! 1 adult/10 students is required and will receive complimentary admission.00 per student Group size: Minimum 40/Maximum 80
Missouri Town 1855 Hours of Operation: March 1 – November 15 • 9:00 a.00 per student Group size: Minimum 10/Maximum 40
LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM – Approximately 2 hours This program is designed for 3rd grade and up. • Saturday and Sunday Space is limited.00 each. ox drover or blacksmith.
Cost: $3. seeing and touching actual lye soap or petting one of the Missouri Town 1855 oxen. The presentation might be on the lifestyles of the 1850s or a visit to a schoolteacher. Thursday or Friday. An 1800s Antebellum town is represented with authentic period buildings across 22 sloping acres and interpreters demonstrating everyday lifestyles of the times. Thursday or Friday. The students will take part in a 30-minute presentation and a self-guided tour.m.Approximately 1 hour Your class will tour the open and gated buildings. Add’l adults are $3.m.
The earliest known interment in this cemetery is of Private John King on November 15. one must still act with dignity and respect in any cemetery they may visit.
Thank you for your consideration. Even though the cemetery at Missouri Town 1855 is not authentic. furnished by the Veterans Administration. while serving their country at Fort Osage and Fort Atkinson. A granite marker and bronze plaque. 1810. The oldest marker is dated 1819.
. Students must be accompanied by an adult leader in the cemetery. Please walk between the graves and not over them. Please do not beat or chip at the markers with any object. as it opened its doors to the western frontier. recognizes the contribution of 49 soldiers who lost their lives. Their deaths are symbolic of the hardships and dedication which typify the character of a new nation. jump or play around the gravestones. Making gravestone rubbings is strongly discouraged as it deteriorates the older grave markers. The gravestones resting at Missouri Town 1855 were moved to the site for safekeeping. The following are some guidelines to share with your students and adult leaders when you visit the Jackson County historic sites: * * * Please do not run. New markers replaced these stones at the original burial sites.HISTORIC CEMETERY COURTESY
A historic cemetery is located near Fort Osage and contains the graves of soldiers and civilians.
Barriers on doors are designed to protect the artifacts. The following are some points which should be covered prior to your tour: * Students need to be reminded that the site is a museum.HISTORIC SITE COURTESY
Before arriving at the historical sites. it is helpful to discuss the appropriate behavior expected during the visit. During the use of hiking trails. The buildings and sites are of historic value and should be treated with the utmost respect. Food and drink are not permitted within the sites. The site administrator or gift shop employees will be glad to provide directions. even though they are outdoors. Students need to listen and pay attention to the guide and the interpreters at the individual stations. Questions about daily life at Fort Osage or Missouri Town 1855 are encouraged and welcomed.
. They need to show appropriate museum behavior at all times. Please do not touch. chase or feed the livestock and poultry. Thank you for your consideration. Please respect these and do not remove them. roughhousing and running will not be tolerated by the staff or site administrators. Visitors are asked not to touch artifacts unless given permission by the guide or interpreter. Horseplay. Please do not climb fences. Picnic areas are available outside the historic site area. or any wildlife at the sites. trees or buildings. other picnic facilities are available at Fleming Park and Hayes Park. follow the instructions of staff interpreter.
for the amount. if your group is late for whatever reason. the group leader should exit the bus and enter the Museum Gift Shop or Visitor’s Center. The students may then unload and the bus driver should park the bus in the parking lot at the entrance to the historic site. The group leader should have an exact count of children and adults and any unpaid admission fees for the group.
. you need to plan on spending at least one hour in the site itself. 2. If your group comes to a building that is full. Plan to enjoy yourself. Please do not combine your groups as it could disrupt the entire program. 6. Please be sure and dress appropriately for the weather. An interpreter will meet your group to give an orientation to the site and any further instructions as needed. Our interpreters and volunteers are located at our interpretive stations and will be more than happy to tell your group about the buildings. made out to Jackson County Parks and Recreation. 7. it will cut into your touring time at the site. please courtesy call (816) 503-4864 with cancellation information. If circumstances prompt you to cancel a visit. Please remind students that they are in a museum and that appropriate museum behavior will be expected. It is suggested to have one check. 3.GUIDELINES FOR TEACHERS AND CHAPERONES
1. There is no smoking permitted in or around the buildings as most of them are historic structures and contain many irreplaceable artifacts. Please arrive in plenty of time to check in at the Museum Gift Shop or Education Center. The museum is an outdoor living history site. please wait outside or stop by the building later. Depending on the type of program you have booked. Upon arrival. Please remember that you were assigned a speciﬁc time slot. 4. As an adult supervisor you are responsible for keeping your group of ten children together at all times including restroom stops. 5. their history and answer any questions they may have.
structures and objects and providing for their continued use by means of restoration.Fort Osage and Missouri Town 1855 are sites where historic preservation is practiced. Reconstruction “The act of process of reproducing by new construction the exact form and detail of a vanished building. No facet of history is too small or insigniﬁcant not to be preserved in some way.
GLOSSARY OF PRESERVATION TERMS
Historical Archeology The study of the cultural remains of literate societies.C. Historic Preservation is a means by which an older building of signiﬁcant architectural construction or a site of historical importance is preserved for public viewing and study. Diane Maddex. rehabilitation or adaptive use. The Preservation Press. rebuilt or moved and whose purpose is to interpret a historical or cultural setting. 7
. weapons. Material Culture Tangible objects used by people to cope with the physical world. pottery. The historic preservation movement continues today by restoring structures and sites important in the evolution of our country’s history. when citizens of Philadelphia united together and saved the historic Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed and a new country was formed. Landmark Yellow Pages. The historic preservation movement got its start in 1816. re-created or replica village site in which several or many structures have been restored. Editor.: 1990. as it appeared at a speciﬁc period of time. structures and furnishings. Preservation Saving from destruction or deterioration old and historic buildings. glassware. structure or object. or a part thereof. tools. including excavated material as well as above-ground resources such as buildings. shape or form. Outdoor Museum A restored. such as utensils. Washington D. sites. all of which provide evidence of culturally determined behavior.” — Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
Glossary information taken from. period or activity. cutlery and textiles.
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. James Monroe is the 5th President of U. Louisiana Territory purchased from France.S. James Madison is the 4th President of U. Martin VanBuren is the 8th President of U.S. Missouri Compromise. .dies after one month in ofﬁce. War of 1812 (2nd War for Independence).CHRONOLOGY OF UNITED STATES HISTORY
1775-1783 1776 1789-1797 1797-1801 1801-1809 1803 1804-1806 1808 American Revolution Declaration of Independence George Washington is elected the 1st President.S.S.S.S. Andrew Jackson is the 7th President of U.S. Clark on the bank of the Missouri River. John Adams is the 2nd President of U. William Henry Harrison is the 9th President of U. Missouri becomes the 24th state. Lewis and Clark explore the Louisiana Purchase. Battle of the Alamo fought in Texas. Florida purchased from Spain. Fort Osage established by Gen. Battle of New Orleans establishes Andrew Jackson as a national hero.S. Thomas Jefferson is the 3rd President of U. John Quincy Adams is the 6th President of U. John Tyler is the 10th President of U.S. The Monroe Doctrine is established which calls for noncolonization and nonintervention in the Western Hemisphere by European nations.
into North and South.U.
1848-1849 1849-1850 1850-1853 1850
1854-1861 1861 1857-1861 1861-1865 1861-1865
.S.S. Franklin Pierce is the 14th President of U.1841 1845-1849 1846
First wagon train leaves Missouri for California. and enacts the fugitive slave act. Mexican War . Compromise of 1850 admits California as a free state. Kansas-Nebraska Act gives the question of slavery to the individual states to decide by popular vote.S.S.S. outlaws the slave trade in Washington D.S. California. Abraham Lincoln is the 16th President of U. Utah and part of Colorado.S. Oregon Treaty extends the northern border of the U. The California gold rush begins.S. Texas. gains Arizona. New Mexico. James Buchanan is the 15th President of U.S. The Civil War splits the U. Kansas becomes the 34th state. Border War fought in the Western U. Millard Fillmore is the 13th President of U. The Mormons move to Utah.S. James Knox Polk is the 11th President of U. Nevada. to the Paciﬁc Coast and ends the joint occupation of Oregon Territory with the British.C. Zachary Taylor is the 12th President of U.
The ﬁrst Territorial General Assembly meets in St. Legislative Council and a House Of Representatives. French give up all military posts in North America due to Treaty of Paris. garrison is transferred to Lake Erie region. de Bourgmont supervises the construction of Fort Orleans. the ﬁrst European settlement on the Missouri River in Carroll County. Baron de Cavagnial supervises the construction of Fort de la Trinite’ (later Fort de Cavagnial) near present day Ft. Louis. Includes the present state of Missouri and allowed the U. Fort Bellefontaine established.000. and France made in St. to control the Mississippi River. Fort Osage established as a military post including a government trade house. Leavenworth.S. Lewis and Clark expedition leaves St. St. Kansas. Territory of Louisiana established St. Louisiana Purchase bought from France for $15. Due to isolation and re-supply.000.
.CHRONOLOGY OF MISSOURI HISTORY
1673 Father Marquette gives the ﬁrst European description of the “river pekistanoui” (Missouri).S. Louis. Louis. Formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase between the U. Territory of Louisiana becomes Territory of Missouri with a Governor. Pike expedition leaves for Southwest. Louis surveyed and founded by Auguste Chouteau and Pierre Leclede. New Madrid earthquakes begin. Louis as the capital. Etienne de Bourgmout surveys the Missouri to the Kansas City area to the Platte River.
is published in Germany and inﬂuences German immigration to Missouri. Town lots are platted and sold. Fort Leavenworth opens. Fort Osage abandoned by government. Petitions presented in Congress asking statehood for Missouri Territory. sheriff and Circuit Court judge chosen. Constitutional Convention meets in St. First heavy German immigration begins.1816 1818
Formal end of the War of 1812. Big and Little Osage. Louis. Mormons are driven from Jackson County into Clay County. The Platte purchase adds six northwest counties to Missouri.S. Jackson County organized. Factory system shut down by Congress. Joseph Smith reveals Jackson County as the site of Zion. Missouri admitted to the Union. Site for the county seat of Jackson County and Independence chosen. Gottfried Duden’s Bericht uber eine Reise. House and Senate fail to agree on Missouri Bill. Legislature holds ﬁrst session in Jefferson City. Congress passes the Missouri Enabling Act approving statehood. Kansas and Shawnee Indians cede rights to all remaining land in Missouri.
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. County judges. * Missouri Compromise evades the issue of “popular sovereignty” by admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state and forbidding slavery in new territories above 36° 30’ except Missouri. First state election. U.
Missouri State capitol completed. a party of more than 120 wagons.W. The phrase “Manifest Destiny” comes into use. First emigrant wagon train leaves Independence. The Bidwell-Bartleson Party arrives in the Sacramento Valley via the Oregon Trail. Prigg v. Louis. “The Great Emigration”. State authorities are not required to help the owner.
. One thousand emigrants leave Independence for Oregon in May. Louis and the East Coast established. especially in emigrant trade towns.St. Hill and Company. Cholera epidemic in Mississippi Valley. Plat ﬁled for the Town of Kansas.1838
Mormon War. Joseph Railroad Company incorporated. Regiment for Mexican War raised in Missouri under the command of Colonels A. claims 4557 lives in St. * The Town of Kansas founded. Telegraph communication between St. Honey War with Iowa over border dispute. Louis to Cheltenham. which allows the owner of a fugitive slave to recover the slave despite conﬂicting state laws. leaves Elm Grove in western Missouri for Oregon. * Hannibal . Paciﬁc Railroad begins ﬁrst railroad services in the state from St. * Classes begin at Missouri University. * Cherokee Indian Trail of Tears passes through southern Missouri on their way to the reservation in Oklahoma. First government mail route leaves Independence for the West under the ownership of Waldo. Penn upholds the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. Doniphan and Sterling Price. Military unit begins historic overland march. Governor Boggs declares Mormons are enemies and must be exterminated or driven from Missouri.
* The Republican Party is organized in Jackson. 1861. * First high school in the state opened in St. Michigan as a reaction to the Kansas-Nebraska Act. * Border War between pro-slavery and anti-slavery supporters on the Missouri and Kansas border areas begin as a result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Pro-slavery Missourians voting in Kansas Territorial election seat a pro-slavery legislature.
. * Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society encourages anti-slavery emigration to Kansas. Louis.1853
City of Kansas incorporated. Kansas-Nebraska Act repeals the Missouri Compromise by giving territorial settlers the right to decide the slave question for their state and also afﬁrms legality of slave holding in the United States. The Civil War begins in this area several years before the ﬁring begins at Fort Sumter April 12.
FORT OSAGE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK INFORMATION
..a Jackson County Historic Site
Reconstruction of the historic site began in 1948. as well as the most expensive to build and maintain.S. Trading post functions were discontinued in 1822. Fort Osage was built in 1808 and occupied until 1827.FORT OSAGE FACT SHEET
DESCRIPTION: Reconstructed on its original site. Fort Osage is approximately the size of ﬁve city blocks. as staff and volunteers portray the work and livelihood of Fort Osage residents. Fort Osage was also one of the few ﬁnancially successful trading post of the U. Tours are self-guided and take about one hour. Fort Osage is a complex of hewn log structures located on a high bluff overlooking the Missouri River. It functioned as one of the ﬁrst Federal outposts in the newly acquired Louisiana Territory. Factory System. Grand Festival of Chez les Canses and the Territorial Militia Muster. Fort Osage was the nation’s largest factory outpost. the Fort offered western Missouri’s ﬁrst settlers a sanctuary from which to venture west.
Under the direction of William Clark. A gift shop is located in the Education Center. Group rates are available to organized groups of 20 or more people with PRE-REGISTRATION and
. The Fort Osage Education Center has actual artifacts which date back to the time the Fort was in operation. Honoring the American Soldier. joint commander of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Including the walk to the Education Center. housing soldiers to guard the new territory and to protect the trading post located there. Finally. soldiers began construction of the Fort in 1808 to serve several purposes. Independence Day. Living history interpretation is featured. Fort Osage also aided the American government in establishing alliances with neighboring Nations. Annual events include Coalition of Historic Trekkers National Gathering.
MO. Missouri. Proceed north on BB through Buckner. Drive north through Sibley and follow the signs one mile farther to the Fort. Follow brown directional signs to Fort Osage National Historic Landmark.m. From Kansas City. Turn north at Sibley Street (BB Hwy) and travel 3 miles to the town of Sibley. exit at BB Highway/Grain Valley exit. SEASON: Year-round: Tuesday thru Sunday 9:00 a. Sibley. Fort Osage is located in Sibley. on the Missouri River 14 miles northeast of Independence. take 24 Highway east to Buckner. watching carefully for signs. 64088
. Fort Osage’s physical address is 107 Osage Street. Missouri.m. From I-70. Missouri.PRE-PAYMENT. to 4:30 p.
George Sibley was the factor at Fort Osage from 1808 until 1822. They were issued salt for their food. This extra duty was performed during their free time and they were paid ten cents a day for common labor and sixteen cents a day for skilled labor. The system practiced by private European and American fur traders seemed to be a constant contributor to unrest in the territory. Sibley was paid an annual salary of $800 until 1811. It was Jefferson’s hope to undermine the private traders and gain Indian alliances for the United States. The lack of factors familiar with Indian trade. Fort Osage was built on a strategic bluff overlooking the Missouri River. France and Great Britain that the United States meant to protect its territory by military strength and to establish healthy relations with the Native American population in the territory. whiskey or brandy. The factory system in the United States was established in 1796 under President George Washington and expanded by President Thomas Jefferson into the Louisiana Territory. the Fort had a company of 81 ofﬁcers and enlisted men under the command of Captain Eli B. His duties included bookkeeping. due to pressures from the rival fur trade interests. Clemson. successful competition of private traders who could go to the Indian villages instead of the Indians coming to them and the inﬂuences of European traders in the remote regions of the country. The height and location of the bluff provided a clear view of the river for many miles and the river current around the bluff caused the boats to slow down considerably in order to safely navigate. The United States factory system was discontinued by Congress in 1822.
. These conditions provided a natural defense for the Fort. processing furs. eighteen ounces of bread and one gill of rum. Extra duty was also required of each soldier at the Fort. lack of incentives for the factor. candles and vinegar. supervising the trade room.FORT OSAGE HISTORY
Fort Osage was established in 1808 as a military outpost in the newly acquired Louisiana Territory by General William Clark. government regulations and budget restrictions which hampered any effort to increase the trade.000 dollars a year. The Fort’s purpose was to provide a military presence in the territory in order to assure Spain. The decline of the United States factory system was due to a number of reasons. The soldiers enlisted for a minimum of ﬁve years service and were paid ﬁve dollars a month depending on service and rank. At the time of establishment. when he received a raise of $300. The purpose of the factory was to trade quality goods at a low price with the Indian tribes in order to establish good relations with them. The soldiers performed military drills and duty for most of the day. stocking the trade room and attending to Indian affairs. A soldier’s daily rations included: one and a quarter pounds of beef or three quarters pound of pork. This salary can compare in today’s economy of around $90. The factory system derives its meaning from the English common law deﬁnition of a factor as a person who buys and sells on behalf of his employer.
The military left Fort Osage again in 1827 when Fort Leavenworth was established. It then returned in 1815 to re-establish the military garrison.The military left Fort Osage in 1813 due to the War of 1812.
A camp was established on June 26th where the Kaw (Kansas) River ﬂowed into the Missouri.
. Believing there might be a water route to the Paciﬁc Ocean. It was noted that the Kaw River was very muddy and its water tasted bad. Lewis was also required to keep accurate maps of his travels. It is here that Clark noted that he had seen large ﬂocks of Carolina Parakeets. The men had to hunt for their food and depend on each other and their leaders in order to proceed. The winter of 1803-1804 saw the expedition making ﬁnal preparations at Camp Dubois. William Clark to serve as a co-leader. Louis. raspberries and wild apples. They also recorded seeing seams of coal in large limestone outcroppings. A boat well equipped for river navigation. with the keelboat and two smaller boats known as pirogues. scouting ahead of the main group. It was decided they would stay at this camp for three days in order for one of the pirogues to be repaired. He stripped bark from a tree to provide more protection for a night away from the main party. The Expedition entered what would later be known as the Kansas City area on June 23. Lewis asked a friend and fellow army ofﬁcer. President Thomas Jefferson ordered Meriwether Lewis. islands and tricky currents as they proceeded upriver. known as a keelboat. The Lewis and Clark Expedition is still regarded as one of the greatest adventures in American history. a common form of punishment at the time. These birds are now extinct. The members of the Expedition had to become expert boat handlers and strained as they were challenged by numerous sand bars. they proceeded upriver and noted large amounts of wild plums. opposite St. On June 29th they camped just north of what is now Parkville. had to seek shelter by himself on the river bank after sinking into the mud. was built for the trip.” They would name the small creek by which they camped “Independence Creek. On this date. Each man received an extra “gill of whiskey. He would remember this location and the high bluff on the south side of the small island and return in 1808 to build what would be known as Fort Osage. in addition to carefully recording his efforts to form friendships with the Indians. The men continued upriver for several more days with the leaders writing about the heat and large quantities of animals. with the boat crews struggling against strong winds. on an epic journey into a largely unknown territory.” The Expedition did eventually reach the Paciﬁc Ocean and return safely to St. to organize an expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory. a young army captain. Lewis had the boats take shelter on a small island. For the next two days. One of the soldiers got into trouble for drinking whiskey while on duty.LEWIS & CLARK IN THE GREATER KANSAS CITY AREA
In 1803. What was now known as the Corps of Volunteers for Northwestern Discovery departed in May of 1803. He was court-martialed and sentenced to receive 100 lashes from a whip. A small temporary fort was made for protection by using logs and brush. Louis. The Expedition celebrated the Fourth of July just outside of what now is Atchison. William Clark. Lewis was charged with noting the plants and animals he encountered. 1803. Kansas.
What are their hopes and dreams for the future in the area? While touring the facility. what supplies will be needed. In the Factory Kitchen. electric light bulb and telephones). Talk with the interpreters to see what the differences are between their occupations and those of the student’s parents. remind the students to think of the changes that have occurred since the early 1800s (i. Have the students make a list of the foods that they eat for two days. the automobile. Have the students pretend that they will be establishing a settlement near the Fort. As you visit the Fort. where you will get food and water. Have the students ask the residents of the Fort about their experiences of living at a frontier outpost.FORT OSAGE SCHOOL TOUR TEACHER MATERIALS
SUGGESTED TEACHING STRATEGIES What if you bring students ages 5-8? Relate today’s life to what you see on the tour. Have the students bring non-refrigerated lunches and play games from the period at recess. etc.
. how labor will be divided. Compare these lists with foods from the 1800s. ask the residents what they would have brought with them on the journey. compare and contrast what you see with the amenities in the student’s kitchen at home. Do not use electricity or modern conveniences. They should keep track of the packaging. Do work using slates and chalk. Prepare a trip back in time to the early 1800s. Consider location.e.
What if you bring students age 9 and older? Put the past into perspective. Compare the student’s clothing to those of the interpreters’. Challenge them to continue the activity at home.
PRE-VISIT ACTIVITIES Plan a day at your school set in the early 1800s. preparation and tastes. Make a few recipes from the early 1800s. Visit the Trade Room in the Factory building and compare it to stores that the students are familiar with. Have the students pick ﬁve items that they would need to take with them for a journey up river.
Cypher . Encourage the students to interview each other.POST-VISIT ACTIVITIES Have the students write an article for the school newspaper or publish a newsletter about their ﬁeld trip experiences.A head covering used by young girls and ladies to keep their hair clean and out of the way while working. These two storied structures were thick walled wooden buildings with gun and cannon ports. list a memory of the trip to Fort Osage. For each of the ﬁve senses.An 18th century term referring to the building where an agent or “Factor” did business.A basic military defensive structure used in the construction of fortiﬁcations.A container used to turn cream into butter.An 18th century term referring to an agent such as George C. Imagine that you are a traveler coming up the river and you have stayed at the Fort for a few days. The increased air ﬂow created by this device makes the ﬁre hotter and allows metals to be heated for shaping or even melted for casting into intricate shapes.A wooden tool used to remove the ﬂesh and membrane from animal hides during processing. Fort Osage has a “Trade Factory” in the civilian compound. Butter Churn . the “Trade Factor” at Fort Osage. Create a bulletin board with pictures or words associated with your trip for every letter of the alphabet. It is constructed from a half-round long with two legs on one end. Factory .
.To do arithmetic. Write a letter to your family back east about your experiences. internal benches for shooting and ﬂoorboards on the second story overhangs that could be removed to allow defense of the structures base area. Have students choose ﬁve objects from their lives that they would include in a museum to represent life today. Daycap .A tool made of wood and leather having a metal nozzle that is used by a blacksmith to force air into a forge. Bellows . Factor . Blockhouse . The wooden tool used to beat or “dash” the cream is called a DASHER. Sibley.A person that works for a skilled craftsman in order to learn the trade. See Blockhouse #1 on site.
VOCABULARY Apprentice . Fleshing Beam .
The brick or stone area in front of the ﬁreplace.A bag used to carry things in.A type of communication that requires the interpreter to dress in historic attire and allows him/her to react to guests in present day terms. Can be placed on a bed frame or on the ﬂoor. Poke . Tick .The undressed (tanned or treated) skin and fur of an animal. The ﬂoor of the ﬁreplace.Hearth . 3rd Person Interpretation . Pioneer .A type of communication that involves the interpreter’s complete character portrayal of a historic person. Interpreter .
. Stockade .A person who ﬁrst settles in an area.A metal cooking pan that rests on legs. Pelt . just as a backpack or purse is used today. Shako . black.A staff person that teaches history through historic roles.The mattress of a bed. 1st Person Interpretation .The tall. Settler . Usually ﬁlled with feathers or straw. The legs give the pan its name and raise it up from the hearth. A costumed tour guide. felt hat worn by soldiers at Fort Osage.A person who comes to live in an area. Spider Pan .The enclosing wall of a fort that is made of wooden posts driven into the ground.
The War of 1812. by Peter Bosco The War of 1812. The War Nobody Won. by Louis F. Burns Fort Life. Historic Communities Series. by Terry P.” The Expedition of Lewis and Clark. by Alden R. by Bobbi Kalman and David Schimpky 1812. Carter Osage Indian Customs and Myths.. by Albert Marrin A Nation is Born. “We Proceeded On. created by Jackson County Parks and Recreation.
The Mid-Continent Library has a video available for a one-week checkout period that would make an excellent prelude to a visit to Fort Osage. Rebellion and Independence in America (1700-1820).. by Richard Steins Indians of North America: The Osage. available for purchase a the Fort Osage Gift Shop. Kaw Valley Films and Video VC 973.4 EX71
BOOKS All books listed are available at Mid-Continent Libraries. Wilson
.LIST OF BOOKS AND VIDEOS RELATING TO EARLY 1800s HISTORY AND FORT OSAGE
DVDs There is a DVD.
MAP TO FORT OSAGE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
MISSOURI TOWN 1855 INFORMATION
..a Jackson County Historic Site
m. in 19th century attire. a one-room schoolhouse. Children’s Day. Principal buildings and features were in place by 1970.
. 9:00 a. church. tavern. Group rates are available to organized groups of 20 or more people with PRE-REGISTRATION and PREPAYMENT.
The buildings at Missouri Town 1855 present a variety of architectural styles popular in the mid19th century and.m. to 4:30 p.m. Approximately the size of six city blocks. Independence Day. Living history interpreters. Over twenty-ﬁve period buildings including houses with barns and outbuildings.MISSOURI TOWN 1855 FACT SHEET
DESCRIPTION: Missouri Town 1855 is a collection of original mid19th century structures carefully relocated from seven western Missouri counties to one site. to 4:30 p.m. lawyer’s ofﬁce. Annual events include Sheep Shearing. portray a typical 1855 Missouri farming community. A self-guided tour takes about one hour. March 1 to November 15: Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 a. November 15 to March 1: Weekends only. as an assembled unit. blacksmith shop and a livery stable depict a typical antebellum farming community. The ﬁrst building was erected in 1963. Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival. Spirits From The Past and A Christmas Celebration. Additions in the village continue based on a Master Plan and as funding becomes available. bring the site to life by portraying the daily routines of village residents.
Blue Springs. Lee’s Summit. Park Road.LOCATION:
Missouri Town 1855 is located on the east side of Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park. MO. Missouri. 64064.
. Missouri Town 1855’s physical address is 8010 E.
Dairy products. Grains......SYNOPSIS OF MISSOURI TOWN 1855
Missouri Town 1855 was never a real village in which real people lived and worked. Blacksmith’s House and the Settler’s House... Sheep .........
.............. corn provided income and cornmeal for the family plus feed for animals... The average family in western Missouri lived on a farm which was mostly self-sufﬁcient and provided the family with an income. By 1856. breeds typical to 1855 are bought and raised for interpretive purposes at Missouri Town 1855........ The animals at Missouri Town 1855 represent the various breeds and animal types that were common in the mid-nineteenth century. The following is a list of items grown on a farm and what they provided for a family:
Garden.. Cattle...... The houses represent the many social classes living in the village........ cars.. The year 1855 was chosen as the year to interpret because it was the last year before the Kansas border ﬁghting began to disrupt the area... There would be a school house. Fresh vegetables for seasonal consumption and preservation... however. as well as improvements in transportation represented by steamboats and the expanding railroad network. Social activities in the town would probably have taken place at the non-denominational church or in private homes. Hogs..there was no electricity. Meat. Wheat for ﬂour and income...... Whenever possible........... Poultry..... church and mercantile store. meat and leather.. Meat and lard......... A typical village in western Missouri would look much like Missouri Town 1855.... spoke proudly of recent inventions such as the telegraph and the sewing machine..... blacksmith’s shop. The buildings in the village were moved to Missouri Town 1855 from other locations in seven different western Missouri counties... meat and feathers....... Eggs... shootings.... running water. The middle and lower classes are represented by the Tradesman’s House. People at this time... television or microwaves... Mules and Horses . wool for clothing... Riding and driving.... These are actual buildings from the mid-nineteenth century........ The Colonel’s House. Life in 1855 seems very hard to people who live in the modern world --... Instead it is a reconstruction of what a person may have found at a Missouri crossroads during the mid-nineteenth century...... tavern......... Squire’s House and their various outbuildings represent the upper class. whiskey.... lynchings and violence had polarized pro-slavery and anti-slavery adherents into open conﬂict.
“hide and go seek” and “French and English” (which we know as “tug of war”) were also popular. “blind man’s buff”. in the village.
. wills and property boundaries. or mercantile. During the summer the whole family worked hard in order to insure a good harvest. These goods would have included small luxury items such as Chinese tea. The blacksmith repaired tools and other implements needed by consumers in the village or by farmers in the area. The men and boys of the family would work in the ﬁelds and tend to the animals. School did not start until after harvest in October and lasted until spring planting in April. Usually the class varied from one student to twelve students at one time. Games such as “buz”. barn raisings and quilting bees formed a major part of the social life of a small rural town. Small children. Students went to school from sunup to sundown during the winter. a wide variety of consumer goods was available at the mercantile store. During the summer and harvest seasons there was very little free time left to children because everyone had chores to do. Sermons were long. who stopped on his “circuit” once or twice a month. merchant. Different denominations had traveling preachers who went to different towns each Sunday to deliver a sermon. The lawyer. Throughout the growing season.Rural families often bartered the goods they produced with their neighbors. Children of other families would be allowed to attend the school if their parents could pay the eight dollars per school year per child. The Baptists may have had a preacher on one Sunday while the Methodists or Presbyterians might have a preacher on the next Sunday. a bag of marbles or a doll. hardware. candy and coffee. Also. while the women and girls would work in the garden and house and continue with the usual chores of cooking. who also hired the school marm or master to instruct his children. Some items found in the mercantile include cloth. in addition to necessities such as cloth from the textile mills in the East. books. Attendance at the school was not regular. When they had free time. community work projects such as corn shuckings. The school at Missouri Town 1855 is typical of most rural schools in the region during this time period. Agriculture is not the only trade represented at Missouri Town 1855--the blacksmith. then they did not attend. salt. were allowed to go outside for brief periods. a trip to the mercantile or to the city might result in stick candy. as Missouri Town would have been only one day’s ride from a riverboat landing. School was held everyday but Sunday during the school term. would have taken care of any legal problems such as deeds. The church at Missouri Town 1855 represents a non-denominational church found in most rural areas in the mid-nineteenth century. lawyer and tavern owner were an important part of community life. sewing and milking. The tavern was also the location for news and information in the village. The tavern was probably the busiest place in the village since it was the stop for travelers and the village mail was delivered here. cleaning. some lasting as much as three hours and no one was allowed to nap during the service. however. sugar. The merchant owned the store. The school would have been held in a one room school house built by the Colonel. if a child was needed at home or the parents could not afford to send them to school that term.
the Kansas-Nebraska Act introduced slavery in the new territories to the west of Missouri. “Bleeding Kansas”. and another chapter in American history was begun. where many people came from a southern background.
. The relative contentment of rural life was soon to give way to the hardships of war. Slavery was a topic of heated debate in western Missouri. abolitionists and states’ rights were topics of discussion.Politics was becoming a heated topic in western Missouri in 1855. The United States was divided by sectional interests in the Northern industrial states and the Southern agricultural states. In 1854.
remind the students to think of the changes that have occurred since the 1850s (i. Prepare a trip back in time to the 1850s. Stop in at the Blacksmith’s Shop for a look at his daily activities. electric light bulb and telephone)
PRE-VISIT ACTIVITIES Plan a day at your school set in the early 1850s. Do work using slates and chalk.e. Compare the student’s clothing to those of the interpreters’. Visit J.
. Talk with the interpreters working with the livestock.MISSOURI TOWN 1855 SCHOOL TOUR TEACHER MATERIALS
SUGGESTED TEACHING STRATEGIES What if you bring students ages 5-8? Relate today’s life to what you see on the tour. Discuss the similarities and differences between 1850s agriculture and today’s practices. Do not use electricity or modern conveniences.
What if you bring students age 9 and older? Put the past into perspective. the automobile. Blackwell’s Mercantile Store and compare it to stores that the students are familiar with. compare and contrast what you see with the amenities of a hotel. Challenge them to continue the activity at home. Have the students pick ﬁve items that they would need to take with them. As you visit the village. At the Tavern. Have the students bring non-refrigerated lunches and play games from the period at recess. Have the students ask the townspeople about their experiences in moving to the Missouri region (or have they always lived here) and what are their hopes and dreams for the future? While touring the facility. Find out the differences between this person’s occupation and those of the student’s parents. T. ask the residents what they would have brought with them to Missouri Town 1855.
Conestoga Wagon . Create a bulletin board with pictures or words associated with your trip for every letter of the alphabet. Make a few recipes from the 1850s.A notebook in which school lessons are written. Encourage the students to interview each other. Have students choose ﬁve objects from their lives that they would include in a museum to represent life today.A person that works for a skilled craftsman in order to learn the trade. what supplies are needed. The wooden tool used to beat or “dash” the cream is called a DASHER. etc. preparation and tastes. Have the students make a list of the foods that they eat for two days.
POST-VISIT ACTIVITIES Have the students write an article for the school newspaper or publish a newsletter about their ﬁeld trip experiences.
.A covered wagon drawn by horses or oxen used to move freight or household goods.To do arithmetic. Plan exercises utilizing the Missouri Town 1855 map. For each of the ﬁve senses.A head covering used by young girls and ladies to keep their hair clean and out of the way while working. lodging. Write a letter to your family back east about your experiences. Copybook . Circle the buildings where residents would ﬁnd food. Butter Churn . Imagine that you are a traveler going through Missouri in the 1850s and stayed at Missouri Town 1855 for a few days. list a memory of the trip to Missouri Town 1855. Consider location.
VOCABULARY Apprentice . how labor will be divided.Organize a settlement in 1850s Missouri.A container used to turn cream into butter. Daycap . animals. Note where different social and economic boundaries are in the village. They should keep track of the packaging. Compare these lists with foods from the 1850s. Cypher . etc. where you will get food and water.
just as a backpack or purse is used today.Hearth .An implement used to cut. Plow . Mechanic . Scholar . The ﬂoor of the ﬁreplace.The brick or stone area in front of the ﬁreplace. Interpreter . Pioneer . The term “yoke” also refers to the wooden frame placed on the necks or oxen when these animals are pulling loads such as a plow or wagon. Tick .A craftsperson such as the blacksmith who makes goods. The legs give the pan its name and raise it up from the hearth.A type of communication that requires the interpreter to dress in historic attire and allows him/her to react to guests in present day terms.A staff person that teaches history through historic roles. Yoke .A person who ﬁrst settles in an area. 3rd Person Interpretation . Settler . Usually ﬁlled with feathers or straw. lift and turn the soil so that seed can be planted.The mattress of a bed.
.A bag used to carry things in. Can be placed on a bed frame or on the ﬂoor.A bed built low enough to slide under a regular bed frame. Trundle Bed . 1st Person Interpretation . Spider Pan .A metal cooking pan that rests on legs. A costumed tour guide.A person who comes to live in an area. Poke .A type of communication that involves the interpreter’s complete character portrayal of a historic person.A wooden frame worn over the shoulders of a person to carry two water buckets.A student.
S. Missouri Town’s livestock. stamina. Among those represented are:
SHORTHORN STEERS: -developed in England about 1600 -ﬁrst imported to Virginia in 1783 -popular with early settlers.MISSOURI TOWN 1855 ANIMAL GUIDE
Missouri Town’s programming offers the visitor a glimpse at rural life and animal breeds that would have been found in Western Missouri in the 1850s. Horses were used for pulling wagons. carriages and for riding. includes both pure breeds and crosses. in the mid-nineteenth century -known for its ﬁne ﬂeece and good temperament -Missouri Town 1855 has Border Leicester crosses
. They were favored by many over horses because of their lower cost and less demanding dietary needs. A valued breed for meat and milk -found to be willing power for the wagon and plow -Abe and Moses were brought to Missouri Town 1855 in 1999 and are being trained as an oxen team
STANDARD BRED: -the breeds’ origin dates from a Thoroughbred imported from England in 1788 MORGAN: -a truly American horse breed with roots dating back to the late 1700s -Morgans are known for their speed. Horses. They are typically steers and are worked in pairs. willingness to work and intelligence
BORDER LEICESTER CROSS SHEEP: -a popular breed in the U. mules and oxen provided the power necessary to do the heavy farm work. Oxen can be any breed of cattle that has been trained to work. as was often the case. Horses and mules were used for farm work as well.
not as domesticated as many other breeds
Missouri Town 1855 has a variety of Chicken breeds represented in the village: COCHIN: -buff and partridge colored -their feathered legs are their most distinguishable feature POLISH: -there are several varieties -their unique top-knot on their head is their most distinguishable feature DOMINIQUE: -good all-around chicken breed -were known to be good layers.POULTRY
Missouri Town 1855 has a wide variety of poultry that would have been commonly seen on most farms in rural Western Missouri in the 1850s. setters and care givers to their young GAME FOWL: -the “Arabian horses” of poultry -very colorful.
40 Ream of Letter Paper .10¢ a pack Ribbon .$1.80¢ per pound Primer . MO November 1854 .7 1/2¢ a yard Singing book .15¢ Slate .2¢ per pound Coffee .6 1/2¢ per pound Bottle ink . Sibley.5¢ Ax .10¢ per yard Needles .50
Information is taken from: Garrison-Childe’s Ledger.$1.65¢ Tea .15¢ Domestic cloth .75¢ Fine comb .6 1/2¢ per pound Salt .$2.February 1855
.30¢ per pound Pocket knife .12¢ per pound Sugar .00 Blank book .5¢ Candy .SAMPLE MERCANTILE ITEMS AND PRICES
Soap .30¢ Slate pencil .
Across Five Aprils. by John Allan Carpenter Missouri. VC 977.LIST OF BOOKS AND VIDEOS RELATING TO 1850s MISSOURI HISTORY
VIDEOS These videos were ﬁlmed at Missouri Town 1855 and are available at Mid-Continent Libraries for a one week checkout. Its Geography. Inc. a Story of the People and the Regions of the “Show Me” State. RMI Medica Productions. (educational ﬁlm). The call numbers are listed after the producers of the videos. by Robert N. by Olive Rambo Cook Farmer Boy. Its People and Its Progress. An 1850s Village. Lavender
BOOKS (Fiction) All books listed are available at Mid-Continent Libraries.H. Inc. Famous Pioneers. by S. (movie based on novel of the same name) AME. by Bernadine Freeman Bailey The Trail to Santa Fe. by American Review Coon Holler.D. from its Glorious Past to the Present. by C. Collins Missouri.3 AC77
BOOKS (Non-Fiction) All books listed are available at Mid-Continent Libraries. by Ernestine Bennett Briggs Missouri. by Laura Ingalls Wilder
. VC 813. by Earl A. History and Government. by Franklin Folsom Geography of Missouri. McClure Picture Book of Missouri. Saveland Missouri Stories for Young People.841 EI44 Across Five Aprils. by Irene Hunt Children’s Stories of the 1850s.
by Glen Dines The Prairie Schooners. by Rose Wilder Lane Huckleberry Hill. by Glen Rounds Ridge Willoughby. (complete series) by Laura Ingals Wilder Missouri River Boy. by William Henman On The Way Home. by Cena Christopher Draper
.The First Four Years. by Rose Wilder Lane Overland Stage. by Elizabeth Gemming Little House on the Prairie.
kids had to bring their own ink to school. ﬂowers and barks.PIONEER PENMANSHIP
Thanks to a barnyard chicken. nutshells and teas created inks in shades of brown and black. John Hancock and the other ﬁfty-three forefathers could sign the Declaration of Independence. The style of writing was called calligraphy. usually made from berries they found in the woods or from cracked nutshells. such as the juices of fruits. Try your had at writing with the pens of long ago. goose or turkey Thomas Jefferson. Ben Franklin. Unlike the ball point pens and felt tip markers we use today. pens of the eighteenth century were made by dipping quills from chicken and other birds into homemade ink. The inks were made from natural ingredients. If a quill was not available. Blueberries and gooseberries produced purple inks. In Early America. one end of a small twig would be whittled to a point and then dipped into ink as a substitute. Chimney soot.
OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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Educational Guide to Missouri Town 1855 by Darlene Robinson & Jackson County Parks and Recreation $5.
Missouri Town 1855 DVD by Jackson County Parks and Recreation $10.
Fort Osage National Historic Landmark 1808-1827 DVD by Jackson County Parks and Recreation $10.00 includes shipping.00 includes shipping.
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