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International Pancake Day

Official Starting Line of the International Pancake Race

 
 
International Pancake Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
1. International Pancake Day Marker
Inscription.

R. J. Leete, Liberal, Kansas Jaycee President in 1950, issued a challenge to Vicar Ronald Collins of Olney, England to turn his 500-year-old race into an international event....thus beginning a Shrove Tuesday tradition of peace, goodwill and friendship.

Dedicated June 20, 1992
 
Erected 1992.
 
Location. 37° 2.627′ N, 100° 55.331′ W. Marker is in Liberal, Kansas, in Seward County. Marker is at the intersection of Kansas Avenue (U.S. 83) and 6th Street, on the right when traveling north on Kansas Avenue. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Liberal Memorial Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 519 North Kansas Avenue, Liberal KS 67901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pioneer Mother of Kansas (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberal Memorial Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seward County War Dead and Missing in Action
International Pancake Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
2. International Pancake Day Marker
Memorial Library in background
(about 700 feet away); When Coronado came to Kansas (approx. one mile away); Original Hand-Dug Well (approx. one mile away); Panhandle Baptists (approx. 10.1 miles away in Oklahoma). Click for a list of all markers in Liberal.
 
Also see . . .
1. What Is Pancake Day?. (Submitted on June 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. International Pancake Day. (Submitted on June 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 2012 Pancake Day Race at YouTube. (Submitted on June 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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International Pancake Day Race Silhouette image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
3. International Pancake Day Race Silhouette
International Pancake Day Race Silhouette image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
4. International Pancake Day Race Silhouette
International Pancake Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
5. International Pancake Day Marker
Looking north along Kansas Avenue toward 6th Street
International Pancake Day Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
6. International Pancake Day Time Capsule
International Pancake Day Race Mural at City Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
7. International Pancake Day Race Mural at City Hall
International Pancake Day Race Mural at City Hall (Detail) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
8. International Pancake Day Race Mural at City Hall (Detail)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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