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National landmark status likely for Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park

This is a fantastic recognition and long-overdue acknowledgement of the importance this battle, which pitted forces from three southern states against the troops of Captain Brown and local militia from nearby Palmyra (now part of Baldwin City) four years before the shots at Fort Sumter. The designation will help with local heritage tourism as well as helping to paint a much better picture of how important Bleeding Kansas was following the Kansas-Nebraska Act to national opinion. Congratulations to Kerry and the many others who are working toward this goal and on the Freedom's Frontier corridor, both outstanding projects that are building on the pivotal role Kansas played in this tragic drama.

August 22, 2012 at 10:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )