Big Blue River 

 

Summary

River rises in Indian Territory and flows northward into Missouri River in Jackson Co., Missouri.1 Mormon settlement established near river, Dec. 1831.2 Branch of LDS church established in area on opposite side of river from Kaw Township, by 1833; branch had about 230 members, by 1833.3 Location of battle between Saints and other Missouri settlers, 4 Nov. 1833.4

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