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Archive for Monday, March 21, 2011

Volunteers needed to help clean Black Jack Battlefield for Park Day

March 21, 2011

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Volunteers are needed Saturday, April 2, to help clean historic Black Jack Battlefield as part of Park Day, a national effort to clean Civil War battlefields.

This is the third year that volunteers will help clean Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park, 163 E. 2000 Road, Wellsville. Workers will receive T-shirts and hear a local historian speak about the importance of Black Jack Battlefield.

Volunteers should wear sturdy clothes and bring gloves and water. They will pick up trash, gather branches and sticks and ready the park for its tourist season starting at 9 a.m. that day. Rain will not delay park cleanup.

For more information about the volunteer opportunity, contact Carol von Tersch at 785-883-2106 or events@blackjackbattlefield.org.

Comments

July1960 3 years ago

Yes they did have a little fight at this site,but read some more of the Kansas history-It this site was a good hunting spot on the trail.The civil war did not start here,happened father south and east-In the potawatomie valley-The folks seeking freedom moved up there first,in the potawatomie valley, and John Brown Jr. did daddies dirty work.The old man J.B. stayed in Prarie city-while his boys did his killing. Study your history-start with the Anderson co.history and the Leavonworth History. Quit seeking fame over that ,that was really nothing.....Read and study it first,before you leap,this spot had very little to do with the civil war-But i agree the trash does need to go. Make it a Trail park,not a war park!!!!!!!!!! Wake up Baldwin-

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dinoman 3 years ago

RESPECT IS WHAT IS NEEDED.... YES IT WAS A BATTLE GROUND AND YES IT NEEDS TO BE MAINTAINED THAT BEING SAID WHY DONT YOU SHUT UP AND HELP OUT ITS ONLY FOR A DAY AND ITS A GOOD CAUSE... ITS OUR HISTORY OUR PAST.. IT WONT BE THERE FOR LONG UNLESS IT IS TAKEN CARE OF.. FUTHERMORE ITS A BEAUTIFUL SITE WELL WORTH THE DRIVE...AND NOT DESERVING OF THE IGNORANT REMARK.... FYI THE SITE WAS A HOME STEAD AND THEN THE CITY OF BALDWIN USED IT AS A CITY DUMP FOR MANY YEARS SO YESSSS THERE IS SOME CLEANING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND ALWAYS WILL NEED TO BE DONE... THANKS BLACKJACK VOLUNTEER...

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Shardwurm 3 years, 1 month ago

Sadly the site was looted by a bunch of thieves from a Lawrence metal detecting club. Any historical record was destroyed.

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yankeevet 3 years, 1 month ago

they still pickin up bodies from that skirmish???

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 1 month ago

Good grief, the battle was almost two centuries ago, how much clean up should there be?

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jackpot 3 years, 1 month ago

They will pick up track? What is track?

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