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Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

U.S.S. Constitution Lower Foreyard

 
 
U.S.S. Constitution Lower Foreyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 17, 2011
1. U.S.S. Constitution Lower Foreyard Marker
Inscription.  
This flagstaff
was the lower foreyard
of the
U.S.S. Constitution
"Old Ironsides"
Launched at Boston October 21-1797

Presented to
Topeka High School
by
The United States Navy
1930

 
Erected 1930 by Topeka School District.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 2.946′ N, 95° 41.053′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Memorial is on SW Polk Street near SW 10th Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker and flagstaff are on the east grounds of Topeka High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 SW 10th Street, Topeka KS 66612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Topeka High School World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gem Building (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Charles Curtis (approx. ¼ mile away); Devon Apartment Building
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Capital City of Kansas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Women of Kansas (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Capitol Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kansas History (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Topeka.
 
Also see . . .
1. U.S.S. Constitution. National Park Service entry (Submitted on December 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. USS Constitution. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 3, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. U.S.S. Constitution Museum. (Submitted on December 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
U.S.S. Constitution Lower Foreyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 17, 2011
2. U.S.S. Constitution Lower Foreyard Marker
On ground to left of Topeka High School doorway
U.S.S. Constitution Lower Foreyard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 17, 2011
3. U.S.S. Constitution Lower Foreyard
U.S.S. Constitution Lower Foreyard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 17, 2011
4. U.S.S. Constitution Lower Foreyard
U.S.S. Constitution Lower Foreyard Deck image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 17, 2011
5. U.S.S. Constitution Lower Foreyard Deck
Bell from U.S.S. Topeka CLG-8 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 17, 2011
6. Bell from U.S.S. Topeka CLG-8
Near the flagstaff
U.S.S. Constitution underway image. Click for full size.
via Mass Live, 1997
7. U.S.S. Constitution underway
The Blue Angels perform a flyover.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on December 20, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on January 3, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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