Oldest permanent American settlement in state. Grew out of Chaouteau's furn trade at St. Louis, with Osages after they settled in this region in 1802 from Missouri. Improvements here in 1817 became residence of Col. A. P. Chouteau, West Point grad., noted in western U.S. official life and for many posts in Indian trade.
420 E Ferry St, Salina, Oklahoma. On the grounds of the Salina Public Library
* Directions from the book, Mark of Heritage, by Muriel H. Wright, http://www.forttours.com/pages/mohchouteau.asp