Now closed to traffic, this picturesque old iron bridge for years connected Osawatomie with "the asylum," the Kansas State (psychiatric) Hospital, across the Marais des Cygne River. Of interests to serious photographers and bridge freaks.To view a different, more interesting photo treatment of this bridge, visit my photo gallery at...more
Built of native stone from the surrounding hills by Reverend Samuel Adair (see entry regarding Adair Cabin), and dedicated on July 14, 1861. Besides being an abolitionist and minister, Adair was a noted mental health pioneer, the first chaplain at the Osawatomie State Hospital.The renovated church was rededicated in 1963 as an All Faith Chapel and...more
This stone structure has been built to protect the historic log cabin built in 1854 by Samuel and Florella Adair.Florella Adair was a half-sister to John Brown, and with her husband came to Osawatomie to buld and church. Staunch opponents of slavery, the Adairs became closely associated with Brown, were involved in the Border War and help establish...more
Site of the Battle of Osawatomie, fought August 30, 1856. Missouri pro-slavery "bushwackers" invaded and burned the town, in spite of John Brown's unsuccessful attempts to turn back the attackers. Brown's son Frederick was the first victim, shot in cold blood.The twenty acre park includes a statue of John Brown, Adair Cabin State Historic Site,...more
Militant abolitionist John Brown was Osawatomie's most famous citizen. In 1855, he arrived in the town heavily armed and ready to stop the spread of slavery into Kansas, willing to settle the issue with guns, not votes. Brown was eventually hung, after his raids at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. His life is immortalized in books, movies, and song ("John...more
320 Main Street, Osawatomie, Kansas, 66064, United States
Good for: Couples
If you are in Osawatomie, Ks and looking for a good bit of food, then look no further than the Esate Inn, Pretty good prices for lunch and really cheap for breakfast.
If you are rolling into town around 6 in the morning than stop here, if I had to pick just one food item then the biskets and gravy would top the charts.
Favorite Dish: Bickets and Gravy