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Olathe in Johnson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lone Elm Park

 
 
Lone Elm Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
1. Lone Elm Park Marker
Inscription.
"Travelers came to look upon it as an old friend - they felt an attachment for the tree that had so often sheltered and shaded them from storm and sun..."
W.W.H. Davis (1853)


Lone Elm Park was purchased by the City of Olathe in 2000 to provide preservation, education and enjoyment for current and future generations.

Dedication Date June 9, 2005
 
Erected 2005 by City of Olathe and Community Partners.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 49.358′ N, 94° 49.826′ W. Marker is in Olathe, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker is on Lone Elm Park Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the NE face of the picnic shelter in Lone Elm Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21151 West 167th Street, Olathe KS 66062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roads To The West (a few steps from this marker); A Most Desirable Spot For Camping (a few steps from this marker); Trail Campground..To Farm..To Park (a few steps from this marker); The Travelers (within shouting
Lone Elm Park Shelter and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
2. Lone Elm Park Shelter and Markers
distance of this marker); Trails West (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lone Elm Campground (about 600 feet away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elm Grove Campground (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Olathe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lone Elm Park. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Lone Elm Park Street Light and Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Lone Elm Park Street Light and Sign
Lone Elm Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Lone Elm Park Sign
On streetlight poles.
Lone Elm Park Shelter Trail Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
5. Lone Elm Park Shelter Trail Markers
Above the shelter fireplace are logos of the trails.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 786 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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