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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Harry “Hap” Bledsoe

Member of WSU Baseball Founders Club

 

—Developer • Civic Leader • Philanthropist —

 
Harry "Hap" Bledsoe Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
1. Harry "Hap" Bledsoe Marker
Inscription.

Came to Wichita in 1958 and developed Resthaven Gardens of memory and Resthaven Funeral Home from a wheat field into one of the Midwest's most beautiful Cemeteries; past president of the International Cemetery and Funeral Home Assn. and in 1998 named to the Association's Hall of Honor.

This Plaza is dedicated to the many families who had Faith, and supported him in the development of Resthaven which made this Gift possible.

Thank you from Shocker Baseball
Dedicated this day, April 8, 2000

 
Erected 2000 by Wichita State University.
 
Location. 37° 43.281′ N, 97° 17.334′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on Belmont, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in the Hap Bledsoe Plaza outside Eck Stadium, about 300 feet ENE of the intersection of Belmont and Perimeter, on the Wichita State University campus. Marker is in this post office area: Wichita KS 67260, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gene Stephenson's Wichita State University All Americans (here, next to this marker); Wichita State University Shockers 1989 NCAA National Champion (here, next to this
Harry "Hap" Bledsoe Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
2. Harry "Hap" Bledsoe Marker
marker); Virginia H. Farah Foundation (here, next to this marker); Ron and Linda Tyler (here, next to this marker); O.L. "Rusty" & Joan Eck (here, next to this marker); Gerald and Shannon Michaud (here, next to this marker); Coleman (here, next to this marker); Pizza Hut Number One (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wichita State University Baseball Official Site. (Submitted on June 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, Kansas. (Submitted on June 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesSports
 
Eagle Above Harry "Hap" Bledsoe Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
3. Eagle Above Harry "Hap" Bledsoe Marker
Hap Bledsoe Plaza at Eck Stadium, Wichita State University image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Hap Bledsoe Plaza at Eck Stadium, Wichita State University
"First Mitt" by George Lundeen image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
5. "First Mitt" by George Lundeen
In Hap Bledsoe Plaza at Eck Stadium.
"Put me in Coach" by Mark Lundeen image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
6. "Put me in Coach" by Mark Lundeen
In Hap Bledsoe Plaza at Eck Stadium
"First Mitt" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
7. "First Mitt" Marker
In Hap Bledsoe Plaza at Eck Stadium
"Put me in Coach" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
8. "Put me in Coach" Marker
In Hap Bledsoe Plaza at Eck Stadium
"The Mighty Casey" by Mark Lundeen image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
9. "The Mighty Casey" by Mark Lundeen
In Hap Bledsoe Plaza at Eck Stadium
"The Mighty Casey" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
10. "The Mighty Casey" Marker
In Hap Bledsoe Plaza at Eck Stadium.

"Then from the gladdened multitude went up a
joyous yell, it bounded from the mountaintop,
and rattled in the dell; it struck upon the
hillside, and recoiled upon the flat; for Mighty
Casey, was advancing to the bat."
Ernest Lawrence Thayer
"Mudville" on "The Mighty Casey" Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
11. "Mudville" on "The Mighty Casey" Statue
In Hap Bledsoe Plaza at Eck Stadium
Eck Stadium at Wichita State University image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
12. Eck Stadium at Wichita State University
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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