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Photographs from Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas

Photography by Nathan Lee, 2006.

Barber County Court House, Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Barber County Court House, Medicine Lodge, Kansas
120 East Washington Street, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104-1421
Phone: (620) 886-3961. Fax: (620) 886-5425.
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

Barber County Veterans Memorial, Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Barber County Veterans Memorial, Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

Peace Treaty Statue, Medicine Lodge, Barber County,  Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Peace Treaty Statue, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

Peace Treaty Statue, Medicine Lodge, Barber County,  Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Peace Treaty Statue, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

Bronze Plaque at the base of the Peace Treaty Statue, Medicine Lodge, Barber County,  Kansas.

'TO COMMEMORATE THE SIGNING OF
THE PEACE TREATIES BETWEEN THE
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND
THE FIVE TRIBES OF PLAINS INDIANS
AT MEDICINE LODGE, KANS., OCT. 21 - 28, 1867.'

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Bronze Plaque at the base of the Peace Treaty Statue, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

"TO COMMEMORATE THE SIGNING OF
THE PEACE TREATIES BETWEEN THE
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND
THE FIVE TRIBES OF PLAINS INDIANS
AT MEDICINE LODGE, KANS., OCT. 21 - 28, 1867."

Medicine Lodge Grade School, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Medicine Lodge Grade School, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

Medicine Lodge Middle School, old Lincoln Library at left.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Medicine Lodge Middle School, old Lincoln Library at left
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

New Lincoln Library, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Lincoln Library, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas
201 N. Main, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104.   Phone: (620) 886-5746. Fax: (620) 886-9985.
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

Medicine Lodge Stockade Commemorative Sign, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Medicine Lodge Stockade Commemorative Sign, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

MEDICINE LODGE STOCKADE

The Southwest Corner of the Original Stockade was located near this point. The Militia consisted of many young men who had no families, therefore they were kept scouting most of the time. There were over 100 miles of state line to guard. The outfit and rations of a scout consisted of a Carbine rifle, 100 cartridges, bacon, sugar, coffee, and a grain sack that held five days rations and included army crackers. All of this was tied to the saddle with a frying pan and coffee bucket. The rations became pretty stale towards the end of their trip. The Militia's job was to guard and keep the territory from Caldwell to Dodge City, then south to the Cimarron River clear of any marauding bands of Indians.

Sponsored by the Medicine Lodge Guest Tax Committee.

Medicine Lodge Stockade Commemorative Sign, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, December 2006.
Medicine Lodge Stockade Commemorative Sign, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas
Photo by Nathan Lee, December 2006.

MEDICINE LODGE STOCKADE

In 1874, during a period of Indian Raids in Western and Southern Kansas, the Governor, Thomas A. Osborne, organized the Kansas State Guards. Sun City and Medicine Lodge furnished the companies for this section of the state. The Stockadge was built by the Militia and Citizens of Medicine Lodge. Guards were posted inside the Stockade walls. The walls of the Stockade were made of cedar posts that stood about 9 ft. high. They were placed side by side and set on end in the ground. The drill ground was outside and to the southeast of the Stockade. Many times 200 or more people would gather in the Stockade with wagon teams, cattle and dogs. The Southeast Corner of the Stockade was located near this point.

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Kansas State Guards Militia & the Indian Raids:

Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas
Highway 160, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104.   Phone: (620) 886-3417.
Note the Carry Nation home at the right side of this photograph.
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

Carry Nation Home, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Carry Nation Home, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas
Highway 160, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104.   Phone: (620) 886-3908.
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

Medicine Lodge Presbyterian Church, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Medicine Lodge Presbyterian Church, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

Medicine Lodge Methodist Church, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Medicine Lodge Methodist Church, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

Medicine Lodge Episcopalian Church, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Medicine Lodge Episcopalian Church, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

The Grand Hotel, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

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The Grand Hotel, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
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People's Bank, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
People's Bank, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.

Medicine Lodge Swimming Pool, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.

Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.
Medicine Lodge Swimming Pool, built in the summer of 2006
Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas
Photo by Nathan Lee, 15 December 2006.

The Heritage Center near Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.

Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.

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The Heritage Center near Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.
Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.

The Barber County State Fishing Lake on the north edge of Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.

Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.

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The Barber County State Fishing Lake on the north edge of Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.
Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.

Medicine Lodge Municipal Airport, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.

Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.
Medicine Lodge Municipal Airport, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.
Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.

Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo Grounds, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.

Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.
Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo Grounds, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.
For more infomation on this WRCA Sanctioned Rodeo, contact Kaye Kuhn: 620-886-9815.
Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.

Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant Grounds near Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.

Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.

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Memorial Peace Park Entrance
Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant Grounds near Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.
Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.

Wisner Fountain, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.

Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.
Wisner Fountain, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.
Looking east. Located just west of Intermediate (Middle) School on north Main Street.
Note the drinking fountain at curbside for public watering of horses.
Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.


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Thanks to Nathan Lee for taking and contributing the above photographs to this web site!

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