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Abilene in Dickinson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dwight David Eisenhower

 
 
Dwight David Eisenhower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
1. Dwight David Eisenhower Marker
Inscription.  

Abilene, Kansas
boyhood home of
Dwight David Eisenhower
General of the Army, WWII
President of the United States,
1953-1961
"The proudest thing I can claim
is that I am from Abilene

Homecoming, 1945

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1945.
 
Location. 38° 55.05′ N, 97° 12.906′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Kansas, in Dickinson County. Marker is at the intersection of NW 3rd Street and Spruce Street, on the right when traveling west on NW 3rd Street. Marker is in Little Ike Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene KS 67410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Pacific Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 301-309 North Buckeye Avenue (about 400 feet away); Texas Cattle Trail (about 400 feet away); United Building (about 500 feet away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
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(about 500 feet away); The Old Chisholm Trail (about 600 feet away); Hotel Sunflower (about 600 feet away); D. G. Smith Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .  Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. (Submitted on November 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Young Ike Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
2. Young Ike Statue and Marker
Young Ike Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
3. Young Ike Park
Young Ike Statue Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
4. Young Ike Statue Detail
Young Ike image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
5. Young Ike
Eisenhower Home 1898-1946 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
6. Eisenhower Home 1898-1946
at Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, 200 S.E. 4th Street
Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
7. Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States
at Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, 200 S.E. 4th Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6, 7. submitted on May 21, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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