Dobřichovice, Czech Republic • Manhattan, Kansas
Partner City Flag Plaza
—Creating Lasting Relationships —
In 2006, the City of Manhattan established a partnership with Dobřichovice, a city in the Czech Republic. This relationship has created a continuing sharing of cultural, educational, youth and civic understanding and friendship between the two cities. Both the Manhattan School District's grade schools and Kansas State University are active participants in the partnership. K-State hosts Czech students through an exchange program, while grade school students interact through online video teleconferencing.
Dobřichovice is a town situated on both banks of the river Berounka, about 15.5 miles southwest of Prague, the center of the Czech Republic. Dobřichovice is located half way between Prague and Karlštejn Castle, one of the most famous landmarks in the Czech Republic.
The community has about 3,000 permanent residents as well as several hundred weekend visitors who occupy cottages scattered along the waterside.
Joe and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin have been instrumental in creating the Partner City project. Joseph Barton-Dobenin was born and raised in Czechoslovakia. Joe emigrated to the United States and in 1948, all of his family's property in Czechoslovakia was seized by the communist regime.
With the fall of communism, Joe was able to return to his home and reclaim family property, providing the
Dedicated: September 22, 2011
Erected 2011 by City of Manhattan, Kansas State University Foundation, Joseph & Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin, and Concerned Citizens & Organizations.
Location. 39° 10.783′ N, 96° 34.693′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, Kansas, in Riley County. Marker is at the intersection of 14th Street and Poyntz Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 14th Street. Click for map. Marker is at the southwest corner of City Park. Marker is in this post office area: Manhattan KS 66502, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ft. Leavenworth - Ft. Riley Military Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanish American War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harahey (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); a
Also see . . .
1. Sister Cities of the World. (Submitted on February 15, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Manhattan, Kansas. (Submitted on February 15, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Former professor made Manhattan's partnership with Czech city possible. (Submitted on February 15, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Dobřichovice, Czech Republic. (Submitted on February 15, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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