Then first inhabitants of Paola were the Indians who established communitiesn throughout the area. They were followed by the Spanish explorer, nFrancisco Vasquez de Coronado in 1541. The French Jesuit missionary nexplorers, Marquette and Joliet came in 1673. Next was the western nexpansion of the United States with settlers following the Santa Fe, then Oregon or the Mormon Trails.
Updated: 18th January, 2022 9:17 PM (UTC).