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Captain John McCoy

Captain John McCoy, who served in the Civil War, traveled to Springfield to apply for a pension. He was a politician in Arkansas before and after the war.


Wahshungah monument

The tombstone for Wahshungah, known as the last chief of the Kaw Nation, was carved by W.O. Johnson, a Springfield firm. Bids for the contract were from firms in Guthrie, Oklahoma City, and Kansas City, among others. 


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