Caney in Montgomery County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
“Walking Stick” Cannon
Fort Pitt Foundry, Pitts. Pa (FPF)
6 pound shell, 3 5/8 bore, weight 742 lbs.
The impractical slender design caused the barrel to burst. Only 100 were manufactured. Only 14 of this style survive in the United States. Eight men were needed to fire one shell.
First served Sinclair Tank farm east of Caney, later obtained by city as War Memorial and a monument to peace as it never fired a shot in anger.
Erected by Caney Valley Historical Society.
Location. 37° 0.946′ N, 95° 55.834′ W. Marker is in Caney, Kansas, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Taylor Avenue near Hooker Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is south of Sunny Side Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Caney KS 67333, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caney War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Jappa Mason (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Richard C. Mason (about 600 feet away); Richard Colbert Mason (about 700 feet away); Black Dog Trail Campsite George H. Wark 1878 - 1974 (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bell's Trading Post and Village Water Well (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Caney.
Also see . . . Fort Pitt Foundry. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Peace •
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