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Near Studley in Sheridan County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

East Shed

Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site

 
 
East Shed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
1. East Shed Marker
Inscription.  Behind this sign was a large stone shed that fell victim to a tornado in 1911. At the time, Fent's younger brother, Tom, was building onto his home about one-half mile west of here. Tom used most of the stones from this shed for his addition. A 1990 archeological investigation determined this shed was used for storage and animal shelter.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 39° 21.319′ N, 100° 10.353′ W. Marker is near Studley, Kansas, in Sheridan County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 24 east of Road 140E, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located near the northeast corner of the Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14432 East US Highway 24, Hoxie KS 67740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Working and Living Spaces (here, next to this marker); Yorkshire Ranching on the High Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); Washhouse and Yard Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Stained Glass Windows (within
Marker detail: Pratt Family Children Feast on Watermelon image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Pratt Family Children Feast on Watermelon
Pratt family children feast on watermelon while sitting atop the stones recovered from the tornado-ravaged east shed. The stones were moved to Tom's land, where they were used in an addition to his home.
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shouting distance of this marker); The Story of the Stones (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pratt Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill and Water Cistern (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fenton Pratt, Photographer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Studley.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site
 
Also see . . .  Pratt Family. In 1880 Abraham Pratt persuaded his son, John Fenton or "Fent," to join him on the South Solomon. Two years later another son, Tom, came over from England. Both sons took up adjoining 160-acre claims. (Submitted on September 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
East Shed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
3. East Shed Marker
(looking northeast from northeast corner of Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site grounds)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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