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

Rice County Historical Mural

 
 
Rice County Historical Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 11, 2012
1. Rice County Historical Mural Marker
Inscription.  
First known farmers in this area were the Wichita Indians
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Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and Father Padilla came in 1541
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In 1821 William Becknell started traveling what is now known as the Santa Fe Trail
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Settlers and a few mules became Rice County in 1871
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1950’s 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, MusicIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 20.823′ 
Rice County Historical Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 11, 2012
2. Rice County Historical Mural Marker
N, 98° 12.303′ W. Marker is in Lyons, Kansas, in Rice County. Marker is on West Avenue South south of West Main Street (U.S. 56), on the right when traveling south. Marker overlooks the mural, which covers the north side of the building at this address. 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.) 
 
Rice County Historical Mural image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 11, 2012
3. Rice County Historical Mural
 
 
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 65 times since then and 3 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.
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