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

Franklin School Bell

Memorial Tower

 
 
Franklin School Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
1. Franklin School Bell Marker
Inscription.  
Originally there were 3 school buildings in the community. This bell sat atop the large two story, eight room brick building that was originally the high school and later became the grade school. The schools were in operation from 1907-1966.

Constructed by:
John Nepote & Ray Hamblin
and a host of volunteers

Funding for the tower donated by:
General Joe Scepansky, Houston, Texas
Antoinette (Folker) Blazic, Warren, Michigan
John & Coleen Nepote, Frontenac, Kansas


Bell donated by:
Scotty & Phyllis (Liposek) Bitner
In memory of all the students who attended Franklin Schools

 
Erected by Town of Franklin and Concerned Citizens.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list.
 
Location. 37° 31.369′ N, 94° 42.255′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Kansas, in Crawford County. Marker
Franklin School Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
2. Franklin School Bell and Marker
is on 5th Street near Broadway Street (Business U.S. 69), on the right when traveling east. Marker is in Franklin Community Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin KS 66735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin Grade School and Playground (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin - Arma Sidewalk (within shouting distance of this marker); William B. and Athlyn C. Pritchett (within shouting distance of this marker); Trolley / Street Car Rails (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Community Park Sign (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Sidewalk (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church Bell from St. Philip Neri Catholic Church (about 800 feet away); Dragline Bucket (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Regarding Franklin School Bell. Franklin, Kansas, was decimated on May 4, 2003, when a tornado rolled through the heart of the town.
 
Also see . . .  Franklin, Kansas. (Submitted on October 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Franklin School Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
3. Franklin School Bell
Franklin Community Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
4. Franklin Community Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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