Melissa went on a weekend trip from Butler, Missouri and the Battle of Island Mound site north through Osawatomie and stopped at the Wakarusa Valley Heritage Museum. The museum has a new and updated display on the Underground Railroad in that area. I recommend you go to their Underground Railroad page and click on the links to learn more about those brave Kansas farmers. Men like Capt. John Stewart “the fighting preacher” and Joseph Gardner. From south of Lawrence west toward Topeka, this valley was populated by Abolitionists who helped Freedom Seekers on the path to freedom.
Melissa has located several spots to place caches along the path to freedom. I need to write an article about the significance of each location. When the geocacher finds the hidden cache, they will have a web page that tells the historical significance of the people and buildings in that area.