Pioneer Bluffs Yesterday And Today

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  • 1. /STORY H I S HER OF PIONEER BLUFFS THE

2. The stories before history Paleo- Indian Period Vol. 1 Paleo- Indian Period Vol. 2 Paleo- Indian Period Vol. 3 Paleo- Indian Period Vol. 4 10000 - 6000 BC 6000 BC 1 AD Archaic Period Vol. 5 Archaic Period Vol. 6 Archaic Period Vol. 7 Archaic Period Vol. 8 Archaic Period Vol. 9 Archaic Period Vol. 10 1 2000 AD Early Ceramic Period Vol. 11 Middle & Late Ceramic Period to 2000 A.D. Vol. 12 Kaw Wichita Osage Pawnee Comanche Roglers: See Vol. 12, pp. 859-993 3. YOU ARE HERE 4. If you don't knowwhereyou are, you don't knowwhoyou are. Wendell Berry YOU ARE HERE IN 1901 5. 107 years ago 1872 1872 1870s 1908 1915 6. 250 million years ago 10,000-12,000 years ago 200 to 12,000 years ago 130 years ago 100 years ago 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 1901 First flat tire in Chase County 5 grocery stores in Matfield Green Ticket from Strong City to California: $25 Steam-powered hay press Pneumatic-tired, horse-drawn runabout Maud Sauble Class of 1901 K-State Henry & Maud Sauble Rogler, 1901 Henry & Maud Sauble Rogler, 1971 13. 1859-1888 Charles 29 years 1,800 acres Henry 71 years 1901-1972 2,720 acres 1926-1993 Wayne 67 years 4,081 acres 14. Wayne 67 years Henry 71 years Charles 29 years 1865:$18 filing fee under 1862 Homestead Act 1901:$3.50 - $5.50/acre 1972:$50 - $150/acre 2006:$1,260 - $1,700 15. YOU ARE HERE Sold at auction for $6.9 million October 19, 2006 16. GENERATIONS Austria Austria Indiana Maryland Michigan 17. 18. 1850-1860 May 30, 1854 An Act to Organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas is passed by Congress, allowing the two newest territories to decide whether they will be slave or free states. 1851Susan Ferrisis born in Hillsdale, Michigan andMary Mariah Satchellis born in Fountain County, Indiana. These two women would later become the mothers of Maud Sauble Rogler & Henry Rogler. 1852 16-year-oldCharles W. Rogleris sent from the Kingdom of Saxony to America to find a homestead for his parents and siblings. He lived in Sandusky, Ohio on Lake Erie for several years, skinning cattle in a tannery to pay his way West. 1855 First public landsurveyin Chase County. 1856Charles Roglermoves 500 miles west to Iowa City, Iowa 1859Chase Countyorganized, with 72 votes cast in first election. Spring, 1859Charles Rogler(age 23) andHenry Brandley(age 19)walk to Kansasfrom Council Bluffs, Iowa to stake claims in Chase County 1858 Charles Rogler moves 200 miles west to Atlantic, Iowa Charles Rogler Henry Brandley DESTINED TO BE FRIENDS?

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  • Climate, Agriculture & Technology in the 1850s
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19. 20. 1850-1860 May 30, 1854 An Act to Organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas is passed by Congress, allowing the two newest territories to decide whether they will be slave or free states. 1851Susan Ferrisis born in Hillsdale, Michigan andMary Mariah Satchellis born in Fountain County, Indiana. These two women would later become the mothers of Maud Sauble Rogler & Henry Rogler. 1852 16-year-oldCharles W. Rogleris sent from the Kingdom of Saxony to America to find a homestead for his parents and siblings. He lived in Sandusky, Ohio on Lake Erie for several years, skinning cattle in a tannery to pay his way West. 1855 First public landsurveyin Chase County. 1856Charles Roglermoves 500 miles west to Iowa City, Iowa 1859Chase Countyorganized, with 72 votes cast in first election. Spring, 1859Charles Rogler(age 23) andHenry Brandley(age 19)walk to Kansasfrom Council Bluffs, Iowa to stake claims in Chase County 1858 Charles Rogler moves 200 miles west to Atlantic, Iowa Charles Rogler Henry Brandley DESTINED TO BE FRIENDS?

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  • Climate, Agriculture & Technology in the 1850s
  • Firsts in Chase County, Kansas in the 1850s

21. 22. 1850-1860 May 30, 1854 An Act to Organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas is passed by Congress, allowing the two newest territories to decide whether they will be slave or free states. 1851Susan Ferrisis born in Hillsdale, Michigan andMary Mariah Satchellis born in Fountain County, Indiana. These two women would later become the mothers of Maud Sauble Rogler & Henry Rogler. 1852 16-year-oldCharles W. Rogleris sent from the Kingdom of Saxony to America to find a homestead for his parents and siblings. He lived in Sandusky, Ohio on Lake Erie for several years, skinning cattle in a tannery to pay his way West. 1855 First public landsurveyin Chase County. 1856Charles Roglermoves 500 miles west to Iowa City, Iowa 1859Chase Countyorganized, with 72 votes cast in first election. Spring, 1859Charles Rogler(age 23) andHenry Brandley(age 19)walk to Kansasfrom Council Bluffs, Iowa to stake claims in Chase County 1858 Charles Rogler moves 200 miles west to Atlantic, Iowa Charles Rogler Henry Brandley DESTINED TO BE FRIENDS?

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  • Climate, Agriculture & Technology in the 1850s
  • Firsts in Chase County, Kansas in the 1850s

23. Stones like this one, used in the 1855 survey to mark Section Corners and Quarter Corners, can still be found in Chase County. The number 4 is scratched into this stone to indicate it is a Quarter Corner stone. It is illegal to remove these markers unless they are replaced by modern survey markers, as was the case with this stone. 24. 1850-1860 May 30, 1854 An Act to Organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas is passed by Congress, allowing the two newest territories to decide whether they will be slave or free states. 1851Susan Ferrisis born in Hillsdale, Michigan andMary Mariah Satchellis born in Fountain County, Indiana. These two women would later become the mothers of Maud Sauble Rogler & Henry Rogler. 1852 16-year-oldCharles W. Rogleris sent from the Kingdom of Saxony to America to find a homestead for his parents and siblings. He lived in Sandusky, Ohio on Lake Erie for several years, skinning cattle in a tannery to pay his way West. 1855 First public landsurveyin Chase County. 1856Charles Roglermoves 500 miles west to Iowa City, Iowa 1859Chase Countyorganized, with 72 votes cast in first election. Spring, 1859Charles Rogler(age 23) andHenry Brandley(age 19)walk to Kansasfrom Council Bluffs, Iowa to stake claims in Chase County 1858 Charles Rogler moves 200 miles west to Atlantic, Iowa Charles Rogler Henry Brandley DESTINED TO BE FRIENDS?

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  • Climate, Agriculture & Technology in the 1850s
  • Firsts in Chase County, Kansas in the 1850s

25. CHARLES HENRY DESTINED TO BE FRIENDS? BACK EUROPE OHIO IOWA KANSAS 29 YEARS:4 MILES CHARLES HENRY 1859:OVER 700 MILES WEST HENRY BRANDLEY CHARLES ROGLER 1839-1852:178 MILES 1852:233 MILES CHARLES ROGLER HENRY BRANDLEY 26. Kanesville Crossing at Council Bluffs Missouri River Platte River IOWA NEBRASKA MISSOURI KANSAS St. Joseph Ft. Leavenworth Ft. Riley Council Grove Kansas River Tecumseh Westport California-Oregon Trail Santa Fe trail Military road between old Ft. Kearny and Ft. Scott via Ft. Leavenworth Military road between Ft. Leavenworth and Ft. Riley State and territorial boundaries Walking to Kansas in 1859 Stinsons Ferry Grinters Ferry Cottonwood Falls BACK TO TIMELINE Click for more information Year Distance Speed Time 2008 263 miles 60 mph 4 hr.41 min. 1859 300 - 370 miles 20 - 30 miles/ day 12 - 19 days 27. Kanesville Crossing at Council Bluffs 28. Fort Leavenworth 29. Typical ferry over the Kansas River in 1850s-1860s 30. Grinters Ferry 31. Brick-making machine, 1852 Pug mill at early-day brick works He came on foot to Tecumseh, Kansas, where he was employed in a brick yard for a short time. -Henry Brandley/Chase County Historical Sketches Arriving at Tecumseh, six miles east of Topeka, they joined a small party of home seekers under the leadership of a Mr. Lyon. -Charles Rogler/Chase County Historical Sketches 32. Council Grove on the Santa Fe Trail 33. Cottonwood Falls Toledo Saffordville Hymer Elmdale Cedar Point Mary Matfield Green Kaw Trail Santa Fe Trail Brandley Stage Stop Wonsevu Early Trails Across Chase County YOU ARE HERE Strong City Occupied in 1859 Not yet settled Clements BACK TO MAIN MAP 1859at that time the largest town in the county (containing six houses and all occupied) Freight, Mail & Immigrant Trail between Towanda/ Wichita and Fort Leavenworth Texas Cattle Trail to Cottonwood Falls via Ark City, Winfield & El Dorado Pikes Route, Sep. 11-13, 1806 Mormon Wagon Train, about 1850 34. 1850s: Climate, Agriculture and Technology BACK TO MAIN TIMELINE 1850 About 75-90 labor-hours required to produce 100 bushels of corn (2-1/2 acres) with walking plow, harrow, and hand planting 1850-70 Expanded market demand for agricultural products brought adoption of improved technology and resulting increases in farm production1854 Self-governing windmill perfected 1856 2-horse straddle-row cultivator patented 1858 Mason jars, used for home canning, were invented 1858 Corn is selling at Emporia for 20 cents a bushel 1859 W. Harpole has first mowing machine in Chase County 1859 Edwin Drake digs first American oil well near Oil Creek, Pennsylvania. 35. 1850s: Firsts in Chase County, Kansas BACK TO MAIN TIMELINE 1854 First white landowner : Seth Millington Hays, of Council Grove, buys the land at the mouth of Diamond creek for a ranch. William Harris is put in charge of this ranch. 11-28-1854 Thefirst election in Kansas , called by Governor Reeder. The voting place for any chance residents living north of the Cottonwood river is Ingraham Bakers house near Council Grove, while for the territory south of the river the polling place is Fort Scott. 1855 First Public Land Surveyin Chase County 1856 First mail service:The mail for settlers in the Cotton