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Chanute in Neosho County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute

Chanute - Wright Memorial

 
 
Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
1. Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute Marker
Inscription.

In 1873, Octave Chanute collaborated with the four towns of Tioga, Alliance, New Chicago and Chicago Junction to successfully convince the railroad to run a main line through this area.

For his efforts the towns agreed to name the "new" town Chanute, in his honor.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 37° 40.883′ N, 95° 27.171′ W. Marker is in Chanute, Kansas, in Neosho County. Click for map. Marker is along the east walking path at the Chanute-Wright Memorial, near Main Street and the former railroad grade crossing. Marker is in this post office area: Chanute KS 66720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine (a few steps from this marker); Octave Chanute: Engineer (a few steps from this marker); Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" (a few steps from this marker); Octave Chanute (within shouting distance of this marker); A Flight Into History (within shouting distance of this marker); Chanute Announces Wright Brothers' Flight (within shouting distance of this
Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
2. Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute Marker
Marker in left foreground. Looking north
marker); Octave Chanute's Progress in Flying Machines (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tioga Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Chanute.
 
Also see . . .
1. Octave Chanute: A Champion of Aviation. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Octave Chanute MSS at the Library of Congress. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Flights Before the Wrights: Octave Chanute. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. City of Chanute, Kansas Official Website. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 10 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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