Saint Marys, KS Real Estate News

By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
St. Marys is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas approximately 20 miles west of Topeka on U.S. Highway 24. The population was 2,198 at the 2000 census.HistoryThe Pottawatomie first arrived in this area on September 9, 1848, having been moved here originally from Indiana and Michigan by the government. According to an 1846 treaty, the Pottawatomie were given $850,000 and a 30 mile square tract of land along the Kansas River. Upon arrival, a manual labor school and mission, complete with a log church, were established.In 1848 when gold was discovered in California, it is said that 300,000 people traveled along the Oregon Trail in route to possible fortune. The mission served as a stopping point on the trail for rest, worship, and sometimes to even change livestock.All of this activity s...
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