Near Marion in Marion County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Marion County Park & Lake
Marion County Park & Lake is the result of two FDR New Deal programs that were born during the 1930s depression. The Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration's goals were to put men to work and conserve our natural resources. In 1934 when Marion County was designated a drought area, voters passed a bond issue for $15,000 to buy land for a lake project. County Engineer James Meisner, site designer; Lt. Robert Horsley, commanding officer of CCC Black Veterans Co. No. 4755 and Supt. Edward C. McBurney, Soil Conservation Service engineer of the dam, were responsible for its completion in three years. The area is a tribute to those who constructed the dam, sandboxes, skating rink, skeet and trap shoot, stone structures, ball field, swimming area, parapets, entrance gate, arched bridges, checkers, tennis and croquet courts. The Park and Lake continues to provide great pleasure for the public as it exhibits the history of an era.
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places - 2002
Erected 2006 by the Edward C. McBurney Family.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 38° 19.341′ N, 96° Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marion KS 66861, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. C.C.C. Worker (a few steps from this marker); Marion County Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War and Woman's Relief Corps Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hill School Bell (approx. 2.4 miles away); Elgin House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Moses Shane Memorial Park (approx. 6.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.5 miles away); Ebenfeld Centennial (approx. 10.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marion.
Also see . . .
1. Marion County Park & Lake National Register Nomination. (Submitted on November 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Marion County Park and Lake. (Submitted on November 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.