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Scandia in Republic County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

New Scandinavia

1868 - 1938

 
 
New Scandinavia Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
1. New Scandinavia Marker
Inscription.
New Scandinavia founded by the Scandinavian Agricultural Society
9-15-1868
City of Scandia incorporated 4-1-1879
We dedicate this monument to you our
Pioneer Fathers and Mothers
The first Colony House was located
200 feetwest of this marker

 
Erected 1936.
 
Location. 39° 47.903′ N, 97° 47.199′ W. Marker is in Scandia, Kansas, in Republic County. Marker is on U.S. 36 near Cloud Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Monument is at a roadside rest. Marker is in this post office area: Scandia KS 66966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Country of the Pawnee (a few steps from this marker); American Legion Post No. 193 Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Depression & The WPA (approx. 8.5 miles away); Belleville Agriculture (approx. 8.5 miles away); Camp Concordia (approx. 15.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Scania, Kansas. (Submitted on March 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Letter, New Scandinavia Settlers to Governor Nehemiah Green, 1868
New Scandinavia Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
2. New Scandinavia Marker
In background
. (Submitted on March 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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