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Irregularly shaped piece of red sandstone, carved on one side. This is a piece of the original red sandstone marker placed in 1856 to mark the initial point of the 6th Principal Meridian, one mile northwest of Mahaska, Kansas. The ^th Principal Meridian is the reference point for land surveys conducted in Kansas and Nebraska, as well as parts of Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota. It was established in 1855 to survey Kanas and Nebraska territories.

Date: 1856

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Item Number: 437379
KSHS Identifier: 1987.141.0

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