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Governor Payne Ratner at the Marais des Cygnes Massacre site, Linn County, Kansas - Page

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This photograph shows Governor Payne H. Ratner speaking at the Marais des Cynges Massacre site in Linn County, Kansas. The site commemorates the killing of 11 free-state men by Missouri border ruffians on May 19, 1858. In 1941, the Kansas Legislature took ownership of the site, and in 1963 the Kansas Historical Society took final control establishing a museum and maintaining the site and buildings as a State Historic Site.

Date: December 16, 1939

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Item Number: 228897
Call Number: FK2.L5 .79 *22
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 228897

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