Near Valley Falls in Jefferson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Battle of Hickory Point
At his family's farm home one-fourth mile west of this marker artist John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) was born and spent his boyhood years. In 1940 he painted his famed murals in the Kansas statehouse at Topeka.
Erected by State Historical Society and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Kansas Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1856.
Location. 39° 18.203′ N, 95° 18.652′ W. Marker is near Valley Falls, Kansas, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 59 and 142nd Street, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 59. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Falls KS 66088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis Allison Curry, M. D. (approx. 2.8 miles away); John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home (approx. 6.2 miles away); Winchester Jail (approx. 6.2 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 6.2 miles away); Reynolds Store (approx. 6.2 miles away); Ozawkie Mill Grinding Wheel (approx. 6.2 miles away); Tibbott School Building - Dist. No. 54 (approx. 6.2 miles away); Plum Grove School Buiding - Dist. No. 39 (approx. 6.2 miles away).
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