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Built by Moses Grinter and his wife in 1857, the Grinter House is a historic home for the colorful past of its original residents and owners.

Moses Grinter, a Kentucky native, married Annie Marshall, a Lenape Indian who grew up in the Fort Leavenworth Indian Agency. Also known as ?Windagamen?, which means ?sweetness?, she was one of the few dozen of Native American women who attained US citizenship when Kansas became a state. Their home also operated as a trading post and a farm that raised poultry, livestock, and crops.

The Grinter Place was acquired by the state of Kansas, with the help of the Kansas and the Grinter Place Friends and the Junior League of Kansas City, in 1971 and started operating it as a state historic site.
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