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
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. Teachers and adult chaperones are responsible for keeping order during student programs. A conﬁrmation will be sent after booking your date. the Mercantile is located in the village. please note that you will be expected to begin your tour/program at your designated time. To schedule your group tour program call our ofﬁce at (816) 503-4864. where a covered shelter is located.00.
. as well as. if necessary. The gift shop at Missouri Town 1855 is located near the parking lot. The Gift Shop attendant will provide you directions. Tour dates are limited and must be arranged in advance. Important information on the sites and behavior expected from the group is contained in the Teacher’s Guide. Missouri. The people fulﬁlling this requirement will be allowed into the site free of charge. Bookings for the Fall tours begin July 1. unload the bus and organize your group. 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. 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. Monday through Friday from 8:00 a. and the group itself. Groups with more than 75 students are strongly encouraged to divide their groups into smaller numbers and visit the site in two groups. Gift shop items include souvenirs and books. Please plan to picnic at Hayes Park in Sibley. Payment is required two weeks prior to the tour date. There are exhibits and a gift shop in the Fort Osage Education Center. a Trade Room located in the Fort itself. 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. Picnicking is allowed at the picnic tables south of the Missouri Town 1855 parking lot.m. When scheduling. When a group is larger than 75 students it makes it difﬁcult for the site. The minimum requirement for chaperones is one adult per ten students. 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.m. interpreters. Bookings for the Spring tours begin on December 1. The site administrators ask that teachers or adult leaders accompany students into the gift shop areas. to 4:00 p. some costing less than $5.
Transportation on the River and ﬁnishes with Sustainability.00 per student. Beginning at the Education Center.5 hours Designed for elementary and middle school. students will begin with a visit to the Education Center. Large groups may be divided to rotate through the facilities. and relevant hands-on activities. • Tuesday through Sunday Space is limited. – 4:30 p. This will enable the students to develop a better comprehension of the vital role the river has on human activities. Interpreters dressed in period attire are in the facilities to answer your questions. Proceeding to the Fort your group will be divided into smaller groups and may rotate through multiple stations. Missouri River. Add’l adults are $3. Flora and Fauna. Also included is emphasis on the importance the Missouri River played in establishing the Fort at this location.00 each. This Center is a state of the art facility where students will fully experience the historical signiﬁcance of Fort Osage. Exhibits begin with Geology. It creates a sensory transition to the Fort’s history and prehistory of the immediate area.
SELF-GUIDED TOUR – Approximately 1 hour Your class will tour both the Education Center and Fort Osage. Military garrison. so sign up for your Fort Osage Field Trip TODAY! 1 adult/10 students is required and will receive complimentary admission.m. This program is available Wednesday.5 hours This program is oriented for 3rd grade and up. Stations may include programs in the Trade House.00 per student.
FORT OSAGE FIELD TRIPS
Cost: $3.jacksongov. Specialized programs. The ﬁnal 20 minutes will incorporate a learning time with one or two of the interpreters and the students.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.m. To schedule a program or for more information call 816-503-4864 or visit www.
Cost: $4. please allow 50 minutes for your visit here.org
. ﬂora and fauna. Group size: Minimum 20/Maximum 120
FRONTIER PROGRAM – Approximately 1. Group size: Minimum 40/Maximum 75 Inclement weather may affect program activities.
Cost: $5.00 per student. At the historic site a brief orientation precedes the self-guided tour of the Fort. such as Lewis & Clark. Group size: Minimum 10/Maximum 40
LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM – Approximately 2.
Fort Osage National Historic Landmark Hours of Operation: January – December • 9:00 a. This program is available Wednesday. or military life. No specialized activities are offered with this component. Thursday and Friday. Thursday and Friday. may be scheduled.
Cost: $3. This program is available Wednesday. The presentation might be on the lifestyles of the 1850s or a visit to a schoolteacher. the woodworker. and the ox drover. so sign up for your Missouri Town 1855 Field Trip TODAY! 1 adult/10 students is required and will receive complimentary admission. ox drover or blacksmith.
Cost: $5. You might also take a tour of the herb garden.
Cost: $1. This program is available Wednesday. An activity sheet is provided with your conﬁrmation. 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.Approximately 1 hour Your class will tour the open and gated buildings. – 4:30 p.5 hours This program is designed for elementary and middle school students. Choose from one of the programs below for your school group.m.00 per student Group size: Minimum 10/Maximum 40
SELF-GUIDED TOUR .00 per student Group size: Minimum 10/Maximum 40
LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM – Approximately 2 hours This program is designed for 3rd grade and up.
Cost: $4. The students will take part in a 30-minute presentation and a self-guided tour. Some of the stations could include visits with some of the residents such as the blacksmith. the tavern keeper. the merchant.m.00 each.00 per student Group size: Minimum 40/Maximum 80
Missouri Town 1855 Hours of Operation: March 1 – November 15 • 9:00 a.jacksongov. Add’l adults are $3. Thursday or Friday. • Tuesday through Sunday November 16 – February 28 • 9:00 a.org
.00 per student Group size: Minimum 20/Maximum 120
PIONEER PROGRAM – Approximately 1. Interpreters dressed in period attire are in the village to answer your questions. 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. – 4:30 p. This is followed by a self guided tour with interpreters located in the village to answer any questions. • Saturday and Sunday Space is limited. Your teachers and students will be divided into smaller groups that rotate through several stations.m.
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. seeing and touching actual lye soap or petting one of the Missouri Town 1855 oxen.
1810. Students must be accompanied by an adult leader in the cemetery. The oldest marker is dated 1819. 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. The earliest known interment in this cemetery is of Private John King on November 15. Making gravestone rubbings is strongly discouraged as it deteriorates the older grave markers. jump or play around the gravestones. The gravestones resting at Missouri Town 1855 were moved to the site for safekeeping. while serving their country at Fort Osage and Fort Atkinson. Their deaths are symbolic of the hardships and dedication which typify the character of a new nation. as it opened its doors to the western frontier.HISTORIC CEMETERY COURTESY
A historic cemetery is located near Fort Osage and contains the graves of soldiers and civilians. Even though the cemetery at Missouri Town 1855 is not authentic. recognizes the contribution of 49 soldiers who lost their lives. Please do not beat or chip at the markers with any object. New markers replaced these stones at the original burial sites. furnished by the Veterans Administration. Please walk between the graves and not over them. A granite marker and bronze plaque.
Thank you for your consideration. one must still act with dignity and respect in any cemetery they may visit.
During the use of hiking trails. it is helpful to discuss the appropriate behavior expected during the visit. even though they are outdoors.HISTORIC SITE COURTESY
Before arriving at the historical sites. Horseplay. follow the instructions of staff interpreter. The site administrator or gift shop employees will be glad to provide directions. They need to show appropriate museum behavior at all times. Picnic areas are available outside the historic site area. Please respect these and do not remove them. Questions about daily life at Fort Osage or Missouri Town 1855 are encouraged and welcomed. trees or buildings. Thank you for your consideration. Please do not touch. roughhousing and running will not be tolerated by the staff or site administrators. The buildings and sites are of historic value and should be treated with the utmost respect. Visitors are asked not to touch artifacts unless given permission by the guide or interpreter. other picnic facilities are available at Fleming Park and Hayes Park. Food and drink are not permitted within the sites. The following are some points which should be covered prior to your tour: * Students need to be reminded that the site is a museum. chase or feed the livestock and poultry. or any wildlife at the sites.
. Please do not climb fences. Barriers on doors are designed to protect the artifacts. Students need to listen and pay attention to the guide and the interpreters at the individual stations.
It is suggested to have one check. 3. Please remind students that they are in a museum and that appropriate museum behavior will be expected. If circumstances prompt you to cancel a visit. if your group is late for whatever reason. you need to plan on spending at least one hour in the site itself. it will cut into your touring time at the site. made out to Jackson County Parks and Recreation. The museum is an outdoor living history site. 6. The group leader should have an exact count of children and adults and any unpaid admission fees for the group.
. Please do not combine your groups as it could disrupt the entire program. The students may then unload and the bus driver should park the bus in the parking lot at the entrance to the historic site. Please be sure and dress appropriately for the weather. 5. 4. There is no smoking permitted in or around the buildings as most of them are historic structures and contain many irreplaceable artifacts. their history and answer any questions they may have. Upon arrival. Plan to enjoy yourself. As an adult supervisor you are responsible for keeping your group of ten children together at all times including restroom stops. 2.GUIDELINES FOR TEACHERS AND CHAPERONES
1. If your group comes to a building that is full. please courtesy call (816) 503-4864 with cancellation information. An interpreter will meet your group to give an orientation to the site and any further instructions as needed. the group leader should exit the bus and enter the Museum Gift Shop or Visitor’s Center. Please arrive in plenty of time to check in at the Museum Gift Shop or Education Center. Our interpreters and volunteers are located at our interpretive stations and will be more than happy to tell your group about the buildings. Please remember that you were assigned a speciﬁc time slot. 7. for the amount. please wait outside or stop by the building later. Depending on the type of program you have booked.
C.: 1990. or a part thereof. rebuilt or moved and whose purpose is to interpret a historical or cultural setting. weapons. cutlery and textiles. pottery. Washington D. sites. including excavated material as well as above-ground resources such as buildings.
GLOSSARY OF PRESERVATION TERMS
Historical Archeology The study of the cultural remains of literate societies. as it appeared at a speciﬁc period of time. Reconstruction “The act of process of reproducing by new construction the exact form and detail of a vanished building. shape or form. period or activity. The historic preservation movement got its start in 1816. Landmark Yellow Pages. Material Culture Tangible objects used by people to cope with the physical world. The Preservation Press. structures and objects and providing for their continued use by means of restoration. tools. 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. Editor.” — Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
Glossary information taken from. 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. such as utensils.Fort Osage and Missouri Town 1855 are sites where historic preservation is practiced. structure or object. 7
. The historic preservation movement continues today by restoring structures and sites important in the evolution of our country’s history. Preservation Saving from destruction or deterioration old and historic buildings. Outdoor Museum A restored. rehabilitation or adaptive use. structures and furnishings. Diane Maddex. No facet of history is too small or insigniﬁcant not to be preserved in some way. re-created or replica village site in which several or many structures have been restored. glassware. all of which provide evidence of culturally determined behavior.
Andrew Jackson is the 7th President of U.S.S. Martin VanBuren is the 8th President of U. John Tyler is the 10th President of U. Missouri Compromise. The Monroe Doctrine is established which calls for noncolonization and nonintervention in the Western Hemisphere by European nations. Florida purchased from Spain. War of 1812 (2nd War for Independence). Missouri becomes the 24th state. John Quincy Adams is the 6th President of U. Battle of the Alamo fought in Texas. Battle of New Orleans establishes Andrew Jackson as a national hero.S. Lewis and Clark explore the Louisiana Purchase.S. Louisiana Territory purchased from France.S. Fort Osage established by Gen.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. . John Adams is the 2nd President of U. William Henry Harrison is the 9th President of U.dies after one month in ofﬁce. James Monroe is the 5th President of U.S. Thomas Jefferson is the 3rd President of U. James Madison is the 4th President of U.S. Clark on the bank of the Missouri River. 8
1809-1817 1812-1814 1815
1817-1825 1819 1820 1821 1823
1825-1829 1829-1837 1836 1837-1841 1841
Mexican War .S. Texas. into North and South. The Civil War splits the U.S. to the Paciﬁc Coast and ends the joint occupation of Oregon Territory with the British.S. Compromise of 1850 admits California as a free state. and enacts the fugitive slave act.S.C. The California gold rush begins. James Knox Polk is the 11th President of U.S.U.
1848-1849 1849-1850 1850-1853 1850
1854-1861 1861 1857-1861 1861-1865 1861-1865
. Nevada. Millard Fillmore is the 13th President of U. The Mormons move to Utah. California. Zachary Taylor is the 12th President of U. gains Arizona. Kansas-Nebraska Act gives the question of slavery to the individual states to decide by popular vote. Franklin Pierce is the 14th President of U.1841 1845-1849 1846
First wagon train leaves Missouri for California.S.S. James Buchanan is the 15th President of U. outlaws the slave trade in Washington D. Border War fought in the Western U.S.S. Kansas becomes the 34th state.S. Oregon Treaty extends the northern border of the U. Utah and part of Colorado. Abraham Lincoln is the 16th President of U. New Mexico.
Fort Bellefontaine established. The ﬁrst Territorial General Assembly meets in St. and France made in St. St. Territory of Louisiana established St. Pike expedition leaves for Southwest.000. Louis as the capital. Louis. French give up all military posts in North America due to Treaty of Paris.S. Leavenworth. Includes the present state of Missouri and allowed the U.S. Etienne de Bourgmout surveys the Missouri to the Kansas City area to the Platte River. Lewis and Clark expedition leaves St. Louis.
. Due to isolation and re-supply. Baron de Cavagnial supervises the construction of Fort de la Trinite’ (later Fort de Cavagnial) near present day Ft. New Madrid earthquakes begin. Louisiana Purchase bought from France for $15. to control the Mississippi River. Fort Osage established as a military post including a government trade house. Formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase between the U. Louis surveyed and founded by Auguste Chouteau and Pierre Leclede. Louis.CHRONOLOGY OF MISSOURI HISTORY
1673 Father Marquette gives the ﬁrst European description of the “river pekistanoui” (Missouri). de Bourgmont supervises the construction of Fort Orleans. the ﬁrst European settlement on the Missouri River in Carroll County.000. Legislative Council and a House Of Representatives. Territory of Louisiana becomes Territory of Missouri with a Governor. garrison is transferred to Lake Erie region. Kansas.
sheriff and Circuit Court judge chosen.1816 1818
Formal end of the War of 1812. Louis. Site for the county seat of Jackson County and Independence chosen. * 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. House and Senate fail to agree on Missouri Bill. First state election. First heavy German immigration begins.
1821 1822 1825
. is published in Germany and inﬂuences German immigration to Missouri. Joseph Smith reveals Jackson County as the site of Zion. The Platte purchase adds six northwest counties to Missouri. Jackson County organized. U. Factory system shut down by Congress. Missouri admitted to the Union. Mormons are driven from Jackson County into Clay County. Fort Leavenworth opens. Legislature holds ﬁrst session in Jefferson City. Town lots are platted and sold.S. Congress passes the Missouri Enabling Act approving statehood. Constitutional Convention meets in St. Kansas and Shawnee Indians cede rights to all remaining land in Missouri. Big and Little Osage. County judges. Petitions presented in Congress asking statehood for Missouri Territory. Fort Osage abandoned by government. Gottfried Duden’s Bericht uber eine Reise.
* Hannibal . leaves Elm Grove in western Missouri for Oregon. Plat ﬁled for the Town of Kansas. The phrase “Manifest Destiny” comes into use. State authorities are not required to help the owner. * The Town of Kansas founded.St. especially in emigrant trade towns. * Cherokee Indian Trail of Tears passes through southern Missouri on their way to the reservation in Oklahoma. Louis to Cheltenham. Louis. Regiment for Mexican War raised in Missouri under the command of Colonels A.W. First emigrant wagon train leaves Independence.1838
Mormon War. Telegraph communication between St. Prigg v. Penn upholds the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. Joseph Railroad Company incorporated. Hill and Company. Honey War with Iowa over border dispute. Cholera epidemic in Mississippi Valley. First government mail route leaves Independence for the West under the ownership of Waldo. * Classes begin at Missouri University. Governor Boggs declares Mormons are enemies and must be exterminated or driven from Missouri. which allows the owner of a fugitive slave to recover the slave despite conﬂicting state laws.
. Paciﬁc Railroad begins ﬁrst railroad services in the state from St. claims 4557 lives in St. The Bidwell-Bartleson Party arrives in the Sacramento Valley via the Oregon Trail. Military unit begins historic overland march. Missouri State capitol completed. One thousand emigrants leave Independence for Oregon in May. Louis and the East Coast established. a party of more than 120 wagons. “The Great Emigration”. Doniphan and Sterling Price.
* The Republican Party is organized in Jackson. * 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.
City of Kansas incorporated. * First high school in the state opened in St. The Civil War begins in this area several years before the ﬁring begins at Fort Sumter April 12. Louis. 1861. Michigan as a reaction to the Kansas-Nebraska Act. 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. * Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society encourages anti-slavery emigration to Kansas. Pro-slavery Missourians voting in Kansas Territorial election seat a pro-slavery legislature.
FORT OSAGE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK INFORMATION
..a Jackson County Historic Site
Factory System. Fort Osage also aided the American government in establishing alliances with neighboring Nations. Fort Osage is a complex of hewn log structures located on a high bluff overlooking the Missouri River.FORT OSAGE FACT SHEET
DESCRIPTION: Reconstructed on its original site. Grand Festival of Chez les Canses and the Territorial Militia Muster. Reconstruction of the historic site began in 1948. Including the walk to the Education Center. as staff and volunteers portray the work and livelihood of Fort Osage residents. Independence Day. Trading post functions were discontinued in 1822. joint commander of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Tours are self-guided and take about one hour. Finally. Fort Osage was built in 1808 and occupied until 1827. A gift shop is located in the Education Center. It functioned as one of the ﬁrst Federal outposts in the newly acquired Louisiana Territory. Honoring the American Soldier.
Under the direction of William Clark. Fort Osage was also one of the few ﬁnancially successful trading post of the U. soldiers began construction of the Fort in 1808 to serve several purposes. as well as the most expensive to build and maintain. Fort Osage was the nation’s largest factory outpost. Fort Osage is approximately the size of ﬁve city blocks. 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. Living history interpretation is featured. the Fort offered western Missouri’s ﬁrst settlers a sanctuary from which to venture west. housing soldiers to guard the new territory and to protect the trading post located there. Annual events include Coalition of Historic Trekkers National Gathering.S.
take 24 Highway east to Buckner. Follow brown directional signs to Fort Osage National Historic Landmark.m. on the Missouri River 14 miles northeast of Independence. 64088
. watching carefully for signs. Missouri. Missouri. MO. SEASON: Year-round: Tuesday thru Sunday 9:00 a. Proceed north on BB through Buckner.PRE-PAYMENT. Fort Osage’s physical address is 107 Osage Street.m. Fort Osage is located in Sibley. to 4:30 p. Sibley. From Kansas City. Turn north at Sibley Street (BB Hwy) and travel 3 miles to the town of Sibley. Drive north through Sibley and follow the signs one mile farther to the Fort. From I-70. Missouri. exit at BB Highway/Grain Valley exit.
Fort Osage was built on a strategic bluff overlooking the Missouri River. These conditions provided a natural defense for the Fort. 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. 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. They were issued salt for their food. Sibley was paid an annual salary of $800 until 1811. government regulations and budget restrictions which hampered any effort to increase the trade. processing furs.FORT OSAGE HISTORY
Fort Osage was established in 1808 as a military outpost in the newly acquired Louisiana Territory by General William Clark. The lack of factors familiar with Indian trade. The soldiers enlisted for a minimum of ﬁve years service and were paid ﬁve dollars a month depending on service and rank. due to pressures from the rival fur trade interests. This salary can compare in today’s economy of around $90. whiskey or brandy. Clemson. 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. when he received a raise of $300. Extra duty was also required of each soldier at the Fort.000 dollars a year. candles and vinegar. eighteen ounces of bread and one gill of rum. The decline of the United States factory system was due to a number of reasons. 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 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. lack of incentives for the factor. The soldiers performed military drills and duty for most of the day. It was Jefferson’s hope to undermine the private traders and gain Indian alliances for the United States. 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. At the time of establishment. His duties included bookkeeping.
. supervising the trade room. stocking the trade room and attending to Indian affairs. The United States factory system was discontinued by Congress in 1822. A soldier’s daily rations included: one and a quarter pounds of beef or three quarters pound of pork. the Fort had a company of 81 ofﬁcers and enlisted men under the command of Captain Eli B. The system practiced by private European and American fur traders seemed to be a constant contributor to unrest in the territory. 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 Fort’s purpose was to provide a military presence in the territory in order to assure Spain. George Sibley was the factor at Fort Osage from 1808 until 1822.
. The military left Fort Osage again in 1827 when Fort Leavenworth was established.The military left Fort Osage in 1813 due to the War of 1812. It then returned in 1815 to re-establish the military garrison.
Kansas. known as a keelboat. on an epic journey into a largely unknown territory. The Lewis and Clark Expedition is still regarded as one of the greatest adventures in American history. He was court-martialed and sentenced to receive 100 lashes from a whip. in addition to carefully recording his efforts to form friendships with the Indians. On June 29th they camped just north of what is now Parkville. Believing there might be a water route to the Paciﬁc Ocean. He stripped bark from a tree to provide more protection for a night away from the main party.” They would name the small creek by which they camped “Independence Creek. to organize an expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory. William Clark to serve as a co-leader.
. The winter of 1803-1804 saw the expedition making ﬁnal preparations at Camp Dubois. It is here that Clark noted that he had seen large ﬂocks of Carolina Parakeets. had to seek shelter by himself on the river bank after sinking into the mud. A boat well equipped for river navigation. The men continued upriver for several more days with the leaders writing about the heat and large quantities of animals. The men had to hunt for their food and depend on each other and their leaders in order to proceed. It was noted that the Kaw River was very muddy and its water tasted bad. It was decided they would stay at this camp for three days in order for one of the pirogues to be repaired. A small temporary fort was made for protection by using logs and brush. What was now known as the Corps of Volunteers for Northwestern Discovery departed in May of 1803. Louis. The Expedition celebrated the Fourth of July just outside of what now is Atchison. Lewis had the boats take shelter on a small island. raspberries and wild apples. Lewis was also required to keep accurate maps of his travels. was built for the trip. The Expedition entered what would later be known as the Kansas City area on June 23. They also recorded seeing seams of coal in large limestone outcroppings. they proceeded upriver and noted large amounts of wild plums. opposite St. a common form of punishment at the time. For the next two days.” The Expedition did eventually reach the Paciﬁc Ocean and return safely to St. A camp was established on June 26th where the Kaw (Kansas) River ﬂowed into the Missouri. a young army captain. islands and tricky currents as they proceeded upriver. The members of the Expedition had to become expert boat handlers and strained as they were challenged by numerous sand bars. On this date. Lewis was charged with noting the plants and animals he encountered. scouting ahead of the main group. These birds are now extinct. 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. One of the soldiers got into trouble for drinking whiskey while on duty. 1803. with the boat crews struggling against strong winds. with the keelboat and two smaller boats known as pirogues. Louis. William Clark. President Thomas Jefferson ordered Meriwether Lewis. Each man received an extra “gill of whiskey. Lewis asked a friend and fellow army ofﬁcer.LEWIS & CLARK IN THE GREATER KANSAS CITY AREA
ask the residents what they would have brought with them on the journey.
PRE-VISIT ACTIVITIES Plan a day at your school set in the early 1800s. As you visit the Fort. what supplies will be needed.
What if you bring students age 9 and older? Put the past into perspective. Do work using slates and chalk. They should keep track of the packaging. Have the students ask the residents of the Fort about their experiences of living at a frontier outpost. remind the students to think of the changes that have occurred since the early 1800s (i. the automobile. compare and contrast what you see with the amenities in the student’s kitchen at home. In the Factory Kitchen. preparation and tastes. What are their hopes and dreams for the future in the area? While touring the facility. Prepare a trip back in time to the early 1800s. Talk with the interpreters to see what the differences are between their occupations and those of the student’s parents. Have the students pick ﬁve items that they would need to take with them for a journey up river. where you will get food and water. Have the students pretend that they will be establishing a settlement near the Fort.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. Challenge them to continue the activity at home.e.
. etc. Have the students make a list of the foods that they eat for two days. Make a few recipes from the early 1800s. Consider location. Do not use electricity or modern conveniences. Compare the student’s clothing to those of the interpreters’. how labor will be divided. Visit the Trade Room in the Factory building and compare it to stores that the students are familiar with. electric light bulb and telephones). Compare these lists with foods from the 1800s.
Create a bulletin board with pictures or words associated with your trip for every letter of the alphabet. list a memory of the trip to Fort Osage.A container used to turn cream into butter. Fleshing Beam . Have students choose ﬁve objects from their lives that they would include in a museum to represent life today.POST-VISIT ACTIVITIES Have the students write an article for the school newspaper or publish a newsletter about their ﬁeld trip experiences. These two storied structures were thick walled wooden buildings with gun and cannon ports. Imagine that you are a traveler coming up the river and you have stayed at the Fort for a few days. Daycap . Factor .A wooden tool used to remove the ﬂesh and membrane from animal hides during processing.A person that works for a skilled craftsman in order to learn the trade.To do arithmetic.A tool made of wood and leather having a metal nozzle that is used by a blacksmith to force air into a forge. internal benches for shooting and ﬂoorboards on the second story overhangs that could be removed to allow defense of the structures base area. 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. It is constructed from a half-round long with two legs on one end. Write a letter to your family back east about your experiences. Encourage the students to interview each other. See Blockhouse #1 on site. For each of the ﬁve senses.
. Fort Osage has a “Trade Factory” in the civilian compound.A head covering used by young girls and ladies to keep their hair clean and out of the way while working. Factory . Butter Churn . Blockhouse . the “Trade Factor” at Fort Osage.An 18th century term referring to an agent such as George C.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. Sibley. Cypher . Bellows . The wooden tool used to beat or “dash” the cream is called a DASHER.
VOCABULARY Apprentice .
The undressed (tanned or treated) skin and fur of an animal. Pioneer . The ﬂoor of the ﬁreplace. The legs give the pan its name and raise it up from the hearth. 3rd Person Interpretation . Poke .A person who comes to live in an area.Hearth .The mattress of a bed. Stockade . Usually ﬁlled with feathers or straw. just as a backpack or purse is used today.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. black.The enclosing wall of a fort that is made of wooden posts driven into the ground. Tick . Pelt . Interpreter .A staff person that teaches history through historic roles. Shako .
. Spider Pan . felt hat worn by soldiers at Fort Osage.A metal cooking pan that rests on legs. A costumed tour guide. Settler .A type of communication that involves the interpreter’s complete character portrayal of a historic person. 1st Person Interpretation .The brick or stone area in front of the ﬁreplace.A person who ﬁrst settles in an area.A bag used to carry things in. Can be placed on a bed frame or on the ﬂoor.The tall.
” The Expedition of Lewis and Clark. Wilson
BOOKS All books listed are available at Mid-Continent Libraries.
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. The War of 1812. by Richard Steins Indians of North America: The Osage. by Albert Marrin A Nation is Born. Rebellion and Independence in America (1700-1820). Carter Osage Indian Customs and Myths. “We Proceeded On. by Alden R.LIST OF BOOKS AND VIDEOS RELATING TO EARLY 1800s HISTORY AND FORT OSAGE
DVDs There is a DVD. by Terry P. available for purchase a the Fort Osage Gift Shop. Historic Communities Series. The War Nobody Won. Burns Fort Life. Kaw Valley Films and Video VC 973. by Bobbi Kalman and David Schimpky 1812.. by Peter Bosco The War of 1812. by Louis F. created by Jackson County Parks and Recreation.
MAP TO FORT OSAGE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
a Jackson County Historic Site
...MISSOURI TOWN 1855 INFORMATION
. Additions in the village continue based on a Master Plan and as funding becomes available. a one-room schoolhouse. Over twenty-ﬁve period buildings including houses with barns and outbuildings. in 19th century attire.m. Approximately the size of six city blocks. Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival. portray a typical 1855 Missouri farming community.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. Children’s Day. tavern. Group rates are available to organized groups of 20 or more people with PRE-REGISTRATION and PREPAYMENT. Independence Day. as an assembled unit.m. Living history interpreters. lawyer’s ofﬁce. Spirits From The Past and A Christmas Celebration. November 15 to March 1: Weekends only. Annual events include Sheep Shearing. Principal buildings and features were in place by 1970.
The buildings at Missouri Town 1855 present a variety of architectural styles popular in the mid19th century and. The ﬁrst building was erected in 1963.m. March 1 to November 15: Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 a. church. A self-guided tour takes about one hour. 9:00 a. blacksmith shop and a livery stable depict a typical antebellum farming community. bring the site to life by portraying the daily routines of village residents. to 4:30 p.
Missouri Town 1855’s physical address is 8010 E. Lee’s Summit. Blue Springs. MO. Park Road. 64064.
Missouri Town 1855 is located on the east side of Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park.
........ Poultry..... These are actual buildings from the mid-nineteenth century..... as well as improvements in transportation represented by steamboats and the expanding railroad network. blacksmith’s shop. People at this time... Riding and driving....... Dairy products... Meat and lard. breeds typical to 1855 are bought and raised for interpretive purposes at Missouri Town 1855... Blacksmith’s House and the Settler’s House.. The following is a list of items grown on a farm and what they provided for a family:
... By 1856.. meat and leather.. shootings.... Whenever possible. The Colonel’s House....... church and mercantile store... Eggs...there was no electricity....... tavern...... Sheep .. Mules and Horses . spoke proudly of recent inventions such as the telegraph and the sewing machine.. There would be a school house.. A typical village in western Missouri would look much like Missouri Town 1855... corn provided income and cornmeal for the family plus feed for animals. Squire’s House and their various outbuildings represent the upper class. Wheat for ﬂour and income.. Life in 1855 seems very hard to people who live in the modern world --.... Social activities in the town would probably have taken place at the non-denominational church or in private homes.. The buildings in the village were moved to Missouri Town 1855 from other locations in seven different western Missouri counties... The houses represent the many social classes living in the village...... Meat.. lynchings and violence had polarized pro-slavery and anti-slavery adherents into open conﬂict.. Cattle. whiskey........ 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... however... The animals at Missouri Town 1855 represent the various breeds and animal types that were common in the mid-nineteenth century............ wool for clothing..... Grains.... Hogs....SYNOPSIS OF MISSOURI TOWN 1855
Missouri Town 1855 was never a real village in which real people lived and worked. cars......... Instead it is a reconstruction of what a person may have found at a Missouri crossroads during the mid-nineteenth century.. television or microwaves... meat and feathers... The middle and lower classes are represented by the Tradesman’s House. Fresh vegetables for seasonal consumption and preservation....... running water..... The average family in western Missouri lived on a farm which was mostly self-sufﬁcient and provided the family with an income......
who also hired the school marm or master to instruct his children. barn raisings and quilting bees formed a major part of the social life of a small rural town. The men and boys of the family would work in the ﬁelds and tend to the animals. Also. “hide and go seek” and “French and English” (which we know as “tug of war”) were also popular. The school at Missouri Town 1855 is typical of most rural schools in the region during this time period. Different denominations had traveling preachers who went to different towns each Sunday to deliver a sermon. a bag of marbles or a doll. then they did not attend. while the women and girls would work in the garden and house and continue with the usual chores of cooking. a wide variety of consumer goods was available at the mercantile store. The school would have been held in a one room school house built by the Colonel. some lasting as much as three hours and no one was allowed to nap during the service. or mercantile. Some items found in the mercantile include cloth. were allowed to go outside for brief periods. Small children. books. The merchant owned the store. hardware. a trip to the mercantile or to the city might result in stick candy. wills and property boundaries. sewing and milking.
. Students went to school from sunup to sundown during the winter. These goods would have included small luxury items such as Chinese tea. School did not start until after harvest in October and lasted until spring planting in April. The church at Missouri Town 1855 represents a non-denominational church found in most rural areas in the mid-nineteenth century. if a child was needed at home or the parents could not afford to send them to school that term. salt. Agriculture is not the only trade represented at Missouri Town 1855--the blacksmith. community work projects such as corn shuckings. candy and coffee. The lawyer. Throughout the growing season. cleaning. The blacksmith repaired tools and other implements needed by consumers in the village or by farmers in the area. When they had free time. merchant. however. as Missouri Town would have been only one day’s ride from a riverboat landing. who stopped on his “circuit” once or twice a month. sugar. Usually the class varied from one student to twelve students at one time. would have taken care of any legal problems such as deeds. in addition to necessities such as cloth from the textile mills in the East. During the summer and harvest seasons there was very little free time left to children because everyone had chores to do. During the summer the whole family worked hard in order to insure a good harvest. lawyer and tavern owner were an important part of community life. The Baptists may have had a preacher on one Sunday while the Methodists or Presbyterians might have a preacher on the next Sunday.Rural families often bartered the goods they produced with their neighbors. The tavern was probably the busiest place in the village since it was the stop for travelers and the village mail was delivered here. Sermons were long. Games such as “buz”. in the village. The tavern was also the location for news and information in the village. Children of other families would be allowed to attend the school if their parents could pay the eight dollars per school year per child. School was held everyday but Sunday during the school term. “blind man’s buff”. Attendance at the school was not regular.
Politics was becoming a heated topic in western Missouri in 1855. In 1854. the Kansas-Nebraska Act introduced slavery in the new territories to the west of Missouri.
. and another chapter in American history was begun. Slavery was a topic of heated debate in western Missouri. where many people came from a southern background. The relative contentment of rural life was soon to give way to the hardships of war. The United States was divided by sectional interests in the Northern industrial states and the Southern agricultural states. “Bleeding Kansas”. abolitionists and states’ rights were topics of discussion.
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. As you visit the village. Do not use electricity or modern conveniences. the automobile. Compare the student’s clothing to those of the interpreters’. Visit J.
. Challenge them to continue the activity at home. Discuss the similarities and differences between 1850s agriculture and today’s practices. Talk with the interpreters working with the livestock. Have the students bring non-refrigerated lunches and play games from the period at recess. Blackwell’s Mercantile Store and compare it to stores that the students are familiar with.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. electric light bulb and telephone)
PRE-VISIT ACTIVITIES Plan a day at your school set in the early 1850s. compare and contrast what you see with the amenities of a hotel. T. Do work using slates and chalk.
What if you bring students age 9 and older? Put the past into perspective. Find out the differences between this person’s occupation and those of the student’s parents. ask the residents what they would have brought with them to Missouri Town 1855. Stop in at the Blacksmith’s Shop for a look at his daily activities. At the Tavern. remind the students to think of the changes that have occurred since the 1850s (i.e. Prepare a trip back in time to the 1850s. Have the students pick ﬁve items that they would need to take with them.
POST-VISIT ACTIVITIES Have the students write an article for the school newspaper or publish a newsletter about their ﬁeld trip experiences. list a memory of the trip to Missouri Town 1855.A person that works for a skilled craftsman in order to learn the trade. Create a bulletin board with pictures or words associated with your trip for every letter of the alphabet. For each of the ﬁve senses. where you will get food and water. preparation and tastes. etc. Consider location. Compare these lists with foods from the 1850s. etc. Copybook .A container used to turn cream into butter. Circle the buildings where residents would ﬁnd food. Conestoga Wagon .Organize a settlement in 1850s Missouri. Butter Churn . what supplies are needed. Encourage the students to interview each other. Write a letter to your family back east about your experiences. Note where different social and economic boundaries are in the village. Plan exercises utilizing the Missouri Town 1855 map. Cypher .A covered wagon drawn by horses or oxen used to move freight or household goods. The wooden tool used to beat or “dash” the cream is called a DASHER. Have students choose ﬁve objects from their lives that they would include in a museum to represent life today. They should keep track of the packaging.To do arithmetic. Imagine that you are a traveler going through Missouri in the 1850s and stayed at Missouri Town 1855 for a few days. Have the students make a list of the foods that they eat for two days. Make a few recipes from the 1850s. Daycap .A notebook in which school lessons are written. how labor will be divided.A head covering used by young girls and ladies to keep their hair clean and out of the way while working.
VOCABULARY Apprentice .
A craftsperson such as the blacksmith who makes goods. A costumed tour guide. 1st Person Interpretation .The brick or stone area in front of the ﬁreplace. 3rd Person Interpretation .The mattress of a bed. The ﬂoor of the ﬁreplace. Pioneer . Spider Pan .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. Settler . lift and turn the soil so that seed can be planted.A wooden frame worn over the shoulders of a person to carry two water buckets.
. 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. Usually ﬁlled with feathers or straw.A type of communication that involves the interpreter’s complete character portrayal of a historic person.A person who comes to live in an area. Plow . The legs give the pan its name and raise it up from the hearth.Hearth .A person who ﬁrst settles in an area. Tick . Trundle Bed . Scholar .A bag used to carry things in.A student. Interpreter . just as a backpack or purse is used today. Mechanic .An implement used to cut.A bed built low enough to slide under a regular bed frame. Can be placed on a bed frame or on the ﬂoor. Poke .A metal cooking pan that rests on legs. Yoke .A staff person that teaches history through historic roles.
Oxen can be any breed of cattle that has been trained to work. as was often the case.S. 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 were used for pulling wagons. 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. in the mid-nineteenth century -known for its ﬁne ﬂeece and good temperament -Missouri Town 1855 has Border Leicester crosses
. Horses and mules were used for farm work as well. mules and oxen provided the power necessary to do the heavy farm work.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. includes both pure breeds and crosses. Among those represented are:
SHORTHORN STEERS: -developed in England about 1600 -ﬁrst imported to Virginia in 1783 -popular with early settlers. They were favored by many over horses because of their lower cost and less demanding dietary needs. carriages and for riding. stamina. Missouri Town’s livestock.
setters and care givers to their young GAME FOWL: -the “Arabian horses” of poultry -very colorful.
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. not as domesticated as many other breeds
$2.5¢ Candy .2¢ per pound Coffee . MO November 1854 .6 1/2¢ per pound Bottle ink . Sibley.10¢ a pack Ribbon .5¢ Ax .6 1/2¢ per pound Salt .$1.75¢ Fine comb .SAMPLE MERCANTILE ITEMS AND PRICES
Soap .$1.7 1/2¢ a yard Singing book .10¢ per yard Needles .00 Blank book .30¢ Slate pencil .40 Ream of Letter Paper .February 1855
.12¢ per pound Sugar .50
Information is taken from: Garrison-Childe’s Ledger.65¢ Tea .80¢ per pound Primer .15¢ Domestic cloth .15¢ Slate .30¢ per pound Pocket knife .
by Franklin Folsom Geography of Missouri. by S. RMI Medica Productions. Its People and Its Progress. by John Allan Carpenter Missouri. Famous Pioneers. by Laura Ingalls Wilder
. Inc.D. Collins Missouri. by Ernestine Bennett Briggs Missouri. Saveland Missouri Stories for Young People. from its Glorious Past to the Present. by Irene Hunt Children’s Stories of the 1850s. Its Geography. An 1850s Village.841 EI44 Across Five Aprils. McClure Picture Book of Missouri. by American Review Coon Holler. Lavender
BOOKS (Fiction) All books listed are available at Mid-Continent Libraries. VC 977. The call numbers are listed after the producers of the videos. a Story of the People and the Regions of the “Show Me” State. by Robert N.3 AC77
BOOKS (Non-Fiction) All books listed are available at Mid-Continent Libraries.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. Across Five Aprils. by C.H. (educational ﬁlm). by Earl A. by Olive Rambo Cook Farmer Boy. (movie based on novel of the same name) AME. by Bernadine Freeman Bailey The Trail to Santa Fe. Inc. VC 813. History and Government.
The First Four Years. by William Henman On The Way Home. by Rose Wilder Lane Overland Stage. by Glen Rounds Ridge Willoughby. by Rose Wilder Lane Huckleberry Hill. by Elizabeth Gemming Little House on the Prairie. (complete series) by Laura Ingals Wilder Missouri River Boy. by Cena Christopher Draper
. by Glen Dines The Prairie Schooners.
kids had to bring their own ink to school.
. Blueberries and gooseberries produced purple inks. The style of writing was called calligraphy. ﬂowers and barks. pens of the eighteenth century were made by dipping quills from chicken and other birds into homemade ink. If a quill was not available. one end of a small twig would be whittled to a point and then dipped into ink as a substitute. usually made from berries they found in the woods or from cracked nutshells.PIONEER PENMANSHIP
Thanks to a barnyard chicken. nutshells and teas created inks in shades of brown and black. Ben Franklin. such as the juices of fruits. The inks were made from natural ingredients. Try your had at writing with the pens of long ago. goose or turkey Thomas Jefferson. John Hancock and the other ﬁfty-three forefathers could sign the Declaration of Independence. In Early America. Chimney soot. Unlike the ball point pens and felt tip markers we use today.
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