Jewell County Bronze plaque in City Park at Jewell, KS

  Fort Jewell

Bronze Plaque
City Park
Jewell, Kansas


FORT JEWELL

BUILT MAY 13-14, 1870
TWENTY-EIGHT SETTLERS, ORGANIZED
AS THE BUFFALO MILITIA, BUILT
FORT JEWELL FOLLOWING THE KILLING
OF THREE WHITE MEN AT THE MILLDAM
ON THE SOLOMON RIVER.
SOD WAS USED FOR FORT WALLS, WHICH
WERE FOUR FEET THICK, SEVEN FEET
HIGH, ENCLOSING A SPACE FIFTY
YARDS SQUARE, FOUR BLOCKS DUE
EAST OF THIS MEMORIAL.

ERECTED IN HONOR OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS
OF JEWELL COUNTY BY
DESIRE TOBEY SEARS CHAPTER D. A. R.

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December 10, 2000 / Bob Walter / Wichita, Kansas / history@kslib.info

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