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History of Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA

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Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA

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Baxter Springs received its name from the original resident of the area, John Baxter. Springs came from the fact that magnificent springs did flow freely and abundantly from the hillside across from his homestead...

The campsite called Baxter's Springs was well-known during and after the Civil War. The notoriety, of course, came from the infamous Quantrill raid and subsequent massacre...

By 1868, the town was teeming with new families building homes around the hillsides and businesses springing up just blocks away to the south. The springs became the water source for the new town...

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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....Read MORE...


  • 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.,...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Baxter Springs
    Baxter Springs, a post-village of Cherokee co., Kansas, on Spring River, and on the Missouri River, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad 61 miles S. of Fort...Read MORE...


  • Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA
    Soldier's Monument
    Postcard
  • 1916
    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....Read MORE...


  • Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA
    Lowell Dam
    Postcard
  • Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA
    Baptist Church
    Postcard


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Soldier's Monument
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Lowell Dam
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Baptist Church
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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.... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Baxter Springs
    Baxter Springs, a post-village of Cherokee co., Kansas, on Spring River, and on the Missouri River, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad 61 miles S. of Fort... Read MORE...

  • 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.,... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    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.... Read MORE...

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