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

Irish Eyes Barn Quilt Pattern

 
 
Irish Eyes Barn Quilt Pattern Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
1. Irish Eyes Barn Quilt Pattern Marker
Inscription.

Created in honor of
Irishman Nicholas Gernon,
a blacksmith by trade and
one of the original members
of the Ripon Colony -
founders of Russell in 1871.
He served as director of the
Town Site Company
well into the mid 1880s.
In 1872 he built the family home
immediately north of the blacksmith site.
Early Catholic Masses were
said in the parlor.
Tours scheduled at Fossil Station Museum
785-483-3637

 
Erected by Russell County Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 53.596′ N, 98° 51.532′ W. Marker is in Russell, Kansas, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street and Kansas Street, on the left when traveling east on 8th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Russell KS 67665, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Memorial Barn Quilt (here, next to this marker); Kansas Street (a few steps from this marker); Nicholas Gernon Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); Mary "Mother" Bickerdyke (a few steps from this marker); Nicholas Gernon Home
Irish Eyes Barn Quilt Pattern and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
2. Irish Eyes Barn Quilt Pattern and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Dream Theater (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Post Office / Mural (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Russell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gernon House Museum, Russell KS. (Submitted on June 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Russell, in Cutler's History of Kansas (1883). (Submitted on June 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Nicholas Gernon Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
3. Nicholas Gernon Blacksmith Shop
Irish Eyes Barn Quilt Pattern and Marker not visible on left wall
Nicholas Gernon House next to Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
4. Nicholas Gernon House next to Blacksmith Shop
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 30, 2016.
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