Lyons in Rice County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Rice County Historical Mural
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and Father Padilla came in 1541
In 1821 William Becknell started traveling what is now known as the Santa Fe Trail
Settlers and a few mules became Rice County in 1871
1950s were wheat country, salt mining and hard work
Special Thanks to
Rice Co. Historical Society Dr. & Mrs. Roger R. Tobias Kenneth & Tamara Knight Dick Wellman Gordon & Rae Zahradnik Rice Co. Hearts & Hands, Inc. Lyons Salt Co. North American Salt Co. Carol Frisbie The Lyons State Bank Sara Fair Sleeper Richard Ankerholtz Lyons Federal Bank Robert and Charlene Bierly Sue John Lucas Lyons Endowment Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball and to all the countless others who gave in support of the Rice County Mural Project
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 20.823′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 West Avenue South, Lyons KS 67554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War and Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Workman Park (approx. Ό mile away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cow Creek Station (approx. 3.9 miles away); Coronado and Quivira (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fray Juan de Padilla (approx. 3.9 miles away); Cooper Hall (approx. 8.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lyons.
Also see . . . Rice County, Kansas (Wikipedia). In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, Rice County was established. (Submitted on September 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.