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Founding of the Santa Fe Railway

 
 
Founding of the Santa Fe Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
1. Founding of the Santa Fe Railway Marker
Inscription.  

This marker
commemorates the
founding of
The Atchison
Topeka and Santa Fe
Railway

in
Atchison, Kansas
September 17, 1860

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1842.
 
Location. 39° 33.726′ N, 95° 7.451′ W. Marker is in Atchison, Kansas, in Atchison County. Marker is on Commercial Street near 9th Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the Atchison County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 819 Commercial Street, Atchison KS 66002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Atchison County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Atchison County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Atchison Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); 4th of July, 1804 Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Working Men of the Railroads
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bridge Over 4th of July 1804 Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); Atchison, Kansas (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atchison.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Santa Fe Railway. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Founding of the Santa Fe Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
2. Founding of the Santa Fe Railway Marker
Steam Engine Bell at ATSF Founding Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
3. Steam Engine Bell at ATSF Founding Marker
The historic 1880 Santa Fe Freight Depot in Atchison, Kansas image. Click for more information.
via Atchison County Historical Society Museum, unknown
4. The historic 1880 Santa Fe Freight Depot in Atchison, Kansas
Home of the Atchison County Historical Society Museum
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on December 21, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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