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Kickapoo Mission
  • Margaret Evelyn Whittemore
    born: Topeka, Kansas, United States ; died: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Kickapoo Mission, 1930s
  • Where object was made: Brown County, Kansas, United States
  • color linocut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 1/16 x 9 9/16 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 180 x 243 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 11 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 214 x 280 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 17 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0510

Clapboard buliding with stone foundation and surrounding trees.

The old Kickapoo Misison, located between Atchison and Leavenworth, was built in 1834 and was still standing until a few years ago when it was reported to be the oldest house in the state. After its mission days it was used for a time by Governor Reeder, the first territorial governor of Kansas, as his office. Subsequently it served as the first land office in Kansas, and then as a store, post office and military dwelling.