Stylized Sunflower

Centennial Cabin

Stylized Sunflower
 
This pioneer cabin of hand-hewn walnut logs was built in 1859 by Jacob and Catherine Dietrich, immigrants from Germany, on the prairie about fourteen miles southwest of Ottawa. Travelers on the nearby Humboldt Trail often sought shelter on the porch for the night. In 1961 the cabin was moved to the present location, a monument to all Kansas pioneers.
Franklin County Historical Society Marker

Marker text sent by Robert Walter, Pittsburg, KS

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500 block of South Main in City Park __ Ottawa
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October 24, 2002 / Bob Walter / Wichita, Kansas / history@kslib.info

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