One of the darkest weeks in Border Region history is marked by this historical sign in downtown Kansas City's Power & Light district.



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Truman Road & Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: --

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Interpretive Signs

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Wheel Chair Accessible

When an overcrowded jail collapsed near this site in 1863, four women died, including the 14-year-old sister of "Bloody Bill" Anderson. The Quantrill-Anderson massacre at Lawrence was fueled by the prison collapse, and the raid in turn hastened the deportation of Missourians here and in three other counties along the border.

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