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Scandia in Republic County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

New Scandinavia

1868 - 1938

 
 
New Scandinavia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
1. New Scandinavia Marker
Inscription.  
New Scandinavia founded by the Scandinavian Agricultural Society
9-15-1868
City of Scandia incorporated 4-1-1879
We dedicate this monument to you our
Pioneer Fathers and Mothers
The first Colony House was located
200 feetwest of this marker

 
Erected 1936.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 47.903′ N, 97° 47.199′ W. Marker is in Scandia, Kansas, in Republic County. Marker is on U.S. 36 near Cloud Street, on the left when traveling west. Monument is at a roadside rest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scandia KS 66966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Country of the Pawnee (a few steps from this marker); American Legion Post No. 193 Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belleville Beginnings (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Great Depression & The WPA (approx. 8˝ miles
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away); Belleville Agriculture (approx. 8˝ miles away); US Flag Raised over Pawnee Republic (approx. 8.6 miles away); Louis Meyer (approx. 14.3 miles away); Charles Ferdon — Ferdon Charles Ekstrom (approx. 15.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scandia.
 
Also see . . .  Letter, New Scandinavia Settlers to Governor Nehemiah Green, 1868. (Submitted on March 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
New Scandinavia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
2. New Scandinavia Marker
In background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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