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Mount Oread is a geographical feature located near Lawrence, Kansas, to the southwest of Lawrence, at approximately 38°57'47.32"N, 95°15'25.51"W. It sits on the water divide between the Kaw and Wakarusa Rivers. For emigrants going westward by wagon train on the Oregon Trail, The Hill was their next big topography challenge after crossing the Wakarusa. Geography (from the Greek words Ge (γη) or Gaea (γαια), both meaning Earth, and graphein (γραφειν) meaning to describe or to writeor to map) is the study of the Earths features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity [1]. There... The Douglas County Courthouse anchors the south end of Lawrences downtown. ... A water divide, or watershed, is relatively high ground between water basins. ... The Kansas River near De Soto and Lenape, Kansas The Kansas (or Kaw) River is a river in eastern Kansas in the United States. ... The Wakarusa River is a tributary of the Kansas River, approximately 50 mi (80 km) long, in eastern Kansas in the United States. ... A wagon train is a long chain of wagons, each moving together and forming a line. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...

According to the United States Geological Survey, Mount Oread is located approximately 1037 feet above sea level. By way of comparison, downtown Lawrence is about 846 feet above sea level. Mount Oread is perhaps best known for being the staging area of William Quantrill's raid into Lawrence on August 21, 1863, during the American Civil War. Presently, the west campus of the University of Kansas rests on Mount Oread. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... William Clark Quantrill of Quantrills Raiders William Clarke Quantrill (July 31, 1837 – June 6, 1865), was a pro-Confederate guerrilla fighter during the American Civil War whose actions, particularly a bloody raid on Lawrence, Kansas, remain controversial to this day. ... The Battle of Lawrence was an attack by Quantrills raiders, led by William Clark Quantrill, on the pro-Union town of Lawrence, Kansas, a raid also known as the Lawrence Massacre. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ...


External links

  • Lawrence Kansas looking northeast from Mt. Oread (1859))
  • Mt. Oread campus buildings at the University of Kansas.
  • Topozone map of Mt. Oread



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