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Plat of the town of Stranger (Leavenworth County, Kansas)

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS VLT Misc. 5


Text on the Stranger, Kansas plat map: I hereby certify that this is a true and correct Plat of the town of Stranger-located on the South K of S.W. ¼ Sec. (13) Thirteen-and the North Fractional ½ of N.W. Fr. ¼ Sec. (24) Twenty four-all in Township (12) Twelve South of Range (21) Twenty-one East of the 6th PM. Containing 165 acres. The dimensions of the Lots, Blocks, Streets and Alleys are measured in feet and are indicated by Figures on the margin of the Lots and Blocks and at the Ends of the Streets and Alleys. A.D. Searl, Surveyor Stranger, Leavenworth County, Kansas.


  • Creation: July 11, 1867


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Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Item is fragile and shoul be handled with care.

History of the town of Stranger (Kan.)

The town of Stranger, Leavenworth County, Kansas eventually had its name changed to Linwood by Senator W.A. Harris because of his great appreciation for the linwood trees that were abundant in the vicinity of the Stranger Creek.

Earlier Stranger was called Journey Cake or Johnny Cake. A delegate of the Delaware tribe who signed the 1854 treaty with the United States, Ne-sha-pa-na-cumin, or Charles Journeycake, was so named in honor of his escape from white captors and his subsistence on a small portion of food that he managed to conceal until his return to his people. (See Kansas Historical Collections, v. 9 (1901-1902) p. 481 and Charles J. Kappler, comp. Indian Treaties, 1778-1883, pp. 614-618.)


1 folder : Map sheet, mounted on canvas; 57 x 61 cm; scale: 1 inch = 200 ft.

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Physical Location

RH MS VLT Misc. 5

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Jacques Rosenthal, Buch und Kuntsantiquariat, 1968.

Guide to the A.D. Searl Collection
Plat of the town of Stranger (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Finding aid prepared by lgg, 14 September 1978. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004.
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Finding aid written in English.
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A.D. Searl Collection, Kansas Collection, RH Vault MS Misc. 5, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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