Great Bend in Barton County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
In the history of most successful communities, there have been defining moments. Streetscape served as such a moment for this community. In the wake of the financial adversity of the preceding decade, this community united in common effort to preserve and to build upon that which our pioneering forefathers created. Through private contributions in excess of $800,000, combined with city and state financial support, the Streetscape project was funded and the downtown core revitalized. With the revitalization of the downtown came a renewal of community spirit and faith in our future. We who follow are grateful to those who went before us. Their unconditional allegiance to our past, their good stewardship and their unalterable confidence in this community shall forever influence our future.
Dedicated this 6th day of June, 1998
Erected 1998 by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Location. 38° 21.956′ N, 98° 45.868′ W. Marker is in Great Bend, Kansas, in Barton County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Main Street (U.S. 281), on the right when traveling east on Broadway. Click for map. Monument is on the north grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Main Street, Great Bend KS 67530, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Kilby (within shouting distance of this marker); ATSF Locomotive No. 3416 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oscar Micheaux (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Civil War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Fort Zarah (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fort Zarah (approx. 2.8 miles away); Van Wingerden's Crew (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Great Bend.
Also see . . . Great Bend, Kansas, Official Site. (Submitted on September 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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