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Birthplace of the Santa Fe Railway Company

 
 
Birthplace of the Santa Fe Railay Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
1. Birthplace of the Santa Fe Railay Company Marker
Inscription.  
To commemorate the birthplace
of
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Railway Company in Atchison, Kansas
February 11, 1859


From this small beginning - a rail line connecting Atchison and Topeka, Kansas - a great transportation system evolved bringing much pride and renown to our city which gave its name to an institution of vital importance to this area & the nation.

Dedicated May 15, 1965
 
Erected 1965 by The City of Atchison, Kansas.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1736.
 
Location. 39° 33.597′ N, 95° 7.639′ W. Marker is in Atchison, Kansas, in Atchison County. Marker is accessible from the Santa Fe Depot parking lot, 200 South 10th Street (US Route 73). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atchison KS 66002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within walking distance of this marker. Working Men of the Railroads (a few steps from this marker); 4th of July, 1804 Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bridge Over 4th of July 1804 Creek (about 500 feet away); Atchison County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atchison County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Founding of the Santa Fe Railway (approx. ¼ mile away); Atchison Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Atchison, Kansas (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atchison.
 
Also see . . .
1. Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Birthplace of the Santa Fe Railay Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
2. Birthplace of the Santa Fe Railay Company Marker
Birthplace of the Santa Fe Railay Company Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
3. Birthplace of the Santa Fe Railay Company Marker Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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