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Fort Osage

Sibley, Missouri
County of Jackson.
North side of town
National Register Number: 66000418
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - military facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MO-4 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Local Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
Established in 1808 by General William Clark (1770-1838) for the protection and promotion of trade with the Osage Indians, Fort Osage was one of the most successful of 28 trading houses operated from 1795 to 1822 under the U.S. Government's factory system. The fort served as the point from which distances were measured by the Federal Survey of 1825.

Currently, there are no threats to the landmark.

Completion of the Fort Osage Education Center, an $8million project compelted with assistance of the NPS. Project include prairie grass restoration and loess bluff stabilzation.

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