Baldwin - Baldwin, KS
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N 38° 46.453 W 095° 09.843
15S E 312007 N 4293945
Baldwin Historical marker .5 miles east of town.
Waymark Code: WM2JJH
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/11/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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This marker is in a pull-off north of US highway 56 just East of Baldwin. There are no picnic or other facilities here.
Marker Name: Baldwin

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker text:
Here, and for the next 300 miles west, Highway 56 roughly follows the old Santa Fe Trail, and frequently crosses it. White settlement began in this area in 1854, the year Kansas became a territory, and in 1855 the town of Palmyra was founded. When Baker University was established on the outskirts in 1858 a new town sprang up. It was named for John Baldwin, an Ohio capitalist who in 1857 hauled a steam swmill in over the trail. by 1863, Palmyra had merged with Baldwin. Local Settlers were "Free-State" in the fight over slavery; several were captured in a Proslavery raid of 1859. Among Free-Stae leaders was Dr. Andrew T. Still, founder of Osteopathy, whose theory of healing was developed here. Baker University, named for Methodist Bishop Osmon Baker, is the state's oldest four-yearcollege. It houses the famous Bishop Quayle Bible Collection and its' first building. the "Old Castle" is now a museum.

Marker Location: Douglas

Official Marker Number: 8

Name of agency setting marker: Kansas State Historical Society

Marker Web Address: [Web Link]

Year Marker Placed: Not listed

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