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Everest in Brown County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Prairie Flower Garden

Dedicated to the Hutchison Family

 

—Theodore Martin Hutchison • Betty Sloan Hutchison —

 
Prairie Flower Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
1. Prairie Flower Garden Marker
Inscription.

The Hutchison family's roots run deep in Kansas. Both Ted and Betty were born near Huron, Kansas where their parents and grandparents lived before them. Ted and Betty married in 1938 and after farming east of Everest during the early 1940's, they moved to Everest with their three young children, Sharon, Tom and Peggy. Life on the farm had been good for the family but Ted decided to participate in a different way in the economic growth that had begun following the war. He owned and operated the Hutchison Implement Company from 1949 to 1962 and in 1956 was awarded an "Appreciation Day" by Allis-Chalmers Corporation for Hutchison Implements 1955 sales achievement. The entire community was invited to celebrate the event - more than 2,800 were treated to a barbeque pork and beef lunch on main street while the Everest High School Band entertainment. Betty was a book-keeper and Ted's number one cheerleader as he developed the business and the best Mom a child could hope for according to their children.
 
Location. 39° 40.603′ N, 95° 25.456′ W. Marker is in Everest, Kansas, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and Cedar Street, on the right when traveling north on 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is in the Community Park
Prairie Flower Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
2. Prairie Flower Garden Marker
To left of brown Everest Founders Monument boulder
and Honor Garden. Marker is in this post office area: Everest KS 66424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Founders of Everest (here, next to this marker); Everest 125th Anniversary (here, next to this marker); Everest Honor Garden (a few steps from this marker); Honnell - Means Honor Garden (a few steps from this marker); The "Three Amigos" Tree (a few steps from this marker); School Bell - 1886 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); First REA Project in Kansas (approx. 5.1 miles away); "Four Horsemen of the Lines" (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Everest.
 
Also see . . .
1. Betty Jane Hutchison Means Death Notice (2011). (Submitted on October 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ted and Betty Hutchison Remembrance at YouTube. (Submitted on October 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 2 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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