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Clay Center in Clay County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Better Homes & Gardens’ Highest Community Honor

 
 
Better Homes & Gardens' Highest Community Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 16, 2015
1. Better Homes & Gardens' Highest Community Honor Marker
Inscription.

More Beautiful America
Achievement Award

Presented to
City Beautiful Committee
Clay Center, Kansas

For outstanding accomplishment in
civic improvement and in recognition of
vision industry and civic pride


 
Erected 1934 by Better Homes & Gardens and the City Beautiful Committee.
 
Location. 39° 22.401′ N, 97° 7.73′ W. Marker is in Clay Center, Kansas, in Clay County. Click for map. Marker is in Utility Park, accessed off Pomeroy Street west of 4th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Clay Center KS 67432, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M60 Tank (approx. mile away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clay County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clay Center Municipal Band Shell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Swedesburg Swedish Evangelical First Lutheran Church Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); Founders of St. John's Parish in 1874 (approx. 11 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Better Homes & Gardens' Highest Community Honor. From information provided by Marci
Better Homes & Gardens' Highest Community Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 16, 2015
2. Better Homes & Gardens' Highest Community Honor Marker
Penner in The Kansas Guidebook for explorers (2005), Utility Park was built during the Great Depression by city utility customers who could not pay their utility bills. Their work garnered national attention and recognition by Better Homes & Gardens. The zoo was added after World War II.
 
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Original Utility Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 16, 2015
3. Original Utility Park Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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