For many years I have been collecting photos of and information about the various signs that have been placed in honor of some of my ancestors. These signs are a glimpse into some event and/or place where they lived. Some of the signs are small like a placard with a few poignant words, some are large, and they go into great detail, and then there are those that are somewhere in between. Each one gives added life to those ancestors.
In 1867, the 5 Indian tribes of this area came to Medicine Lodge to sign a peace treaty with the government. My paternal 1st cousin 5x removed settled in this town in 1880. He moved here from Van Buren, Jackson County, Missouri along with his wife, Celia, their 4 sons, and 3 daughters.
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