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Osage Catholic Mission

Kansas State Historical Marker
Neosho County
      The mission was founded in 1847 for Osage Indians living along the Neosho and Verdigris rivers. A manual labor school for boys was established by the Jesuits and a department for girls by the Sisters of Loretto. Highest recorded enrollment was 239. In 1848 the first Catholic church in southern Kansas was built.

    K-57, Neosho County
    Roadside turnout, St. Paul