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Kansas Historical Marker

Battle Of Black Jack

Kansas State Historical Marker
Douglas County
US-56, Douglas County
Roadside turnout, 2 miles east of Baldwin City

      This battle was part of the struggle to make Kansas a free state. In May 1856, proslavery men destroyed buildings and newspaper presses in Lawrence, free-state headquarters. John Brown's company then killed five proslavery men on Pottawatomie Creek not far from this spot.