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Florence in Marion County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Moses Shane Memorial Park

 
 
Moses Shane Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
1. Moses Shane Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.

Moses Shane was a pioneer who had the courage to explore and settle in this vast and open country. He was of Irish descent. He located where Florence stands, built a log cabin and broke several acres of ground in the spring of 1858

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[Park Kiosk markers follow]

Indian Territory 1500s Railroad Arrived 1871 Ranching in the Flint Hills 1859-Present
Oil Boom 1920's Major Flood of '51 Water Source Natural Spring Water
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Hill School 1871 Harvey House Museum Hotel 1887 Arnold School 1910 Old Opera House 1883
First white man, Moses Shane, an irishman came to the area in 1858. Patrick Doyle was the second whiteman to settle in Marion County, he built a beautiful store home on the banks of Doyle Creek in 1859.

 
Erected by The Florence Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 14.534′ N, 96° 56.147′ W. Marker is in Florence, Kansas, in Marion County. Marker is on U.S. 77 near 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence KS 66851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker,
Moses Shane Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
2. Moses Shane Memorial Park Marker
measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Marion County Park & Lake (approx. 6.2 miles away); C.C.C. Worker (approx. 6.2 miles away); Marion County Lake (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hill School Bell (approx. 8.5 miles away); Civil War and Woman's Relief Corps Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away); Elgin House (approx. 8.7 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Florence, Kansas. (Submitted on March 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Florence Water Tower National Register Nomination. (Submitted on March 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Moses Shane Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
3. Moses Shane Memorial Park Marker
Moses Shane Memorial Park Kiosk and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
4. Moses Shane Memorial Park Kiosk and Markers
Turkey Red Wheat Highway Sign at Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
5. Turkey Red Wheat Highway Sign at Park
Wheat Centennial 1974
Historic Florence Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
6. Historic Florence Water Tower
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 403 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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