Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA - Soldier's Monument
Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA

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Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA - Lowell Dam
Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA

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Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA
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Where is Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA? 

Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, USA

Nineteenth-century settlers named the city and nearby springs after its first European-American settler, A. Baxter, who claimed land about 1850 and built a frontier tavern or inn.

Interesting article about Baxter Springs Massacre (Civil War): 2013/ 10/ 07/ massacre-at-baxter-springs/

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1863 Baxter Springs Massacre
Date(s): 6 Oct 1863
Location: Cherokee County, Kansas, US
Outcome: Confederate victory
Description: Lt. James B. Pond and Maj. Gen. James G. Blunt, US
Lt. Col. William C. Quantrill, CSA
Quantrill had about 400 men; the Union had troops from three separate regiments.
Quantrill's...

News  1895 - THE DEADLY CYCLONE. The City of Baxter Springs Laid Waste By a Twister Yesterday. SIX PERSONS INSTANTLY KILLED.
Several Others Fatally Injured and Scores Maimed and Crippled - Everything in the Path of the Storm Leveled to the Ground

Baxter Springs, Kan., July 6. - Baxter Springs is in ruins. Five people were killed and about twenty others wounded, the result of a tornado or twisting cyclone that struck...Read MORE...

Baxter Springs, a banking city of Cherokee co., Kan., on Spring River and on the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis R., 81 miles S. of Fort Scott. It is an important shipping point for grain and cattle. There are various medicinal springs in the vicinity. Coal, lead, and line are also found near...Read MORE...

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 US Civil War Soldiers flag  Albert Alponzo Bennett (8 November 1837, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro) - 8 October 1863, Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA)

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