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Great Bend in Barton County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Streetscape

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
1. Streetscape Marker
Inscription.  

In the history of most successful communities, there have been defining moments. Streetscape served as such a moment for this community. In the wake of the financial adversity of the preceding decade, this community united in common effort to preserve and to build upon that which our pioneering forefathers created. Through private contributions in excess of $800,000, combined with city and state financial support, the Streetscape project was funded and the downtown core revitalized. With the revitalization of the downtown came a renewal of community spirit and faith in our future. We who follow are grateful to those who went before us. Their unconditional allegiance to our past, their good stewardship and their unalterable confidence in this community shall forever influence our future.

Dedicated this 6th day of June, 1998
 
Erected 1998 by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features.
 
Location.
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
2. Streetscape Markers
38° 21.956′ N, 98° 45.868′ W. Marker is in Great Bend, Kansas, in Barton County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Main Street (U.S. 281), on the right when traveling east on Broadway. Monument is on the north grounds of the county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Main Street, Great Bend KS 67530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Kilby (within shouting distance of this marker); ATSF Locomotive No. 3416 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oscar Micheaux (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Civil War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Fort Zarah (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fort Zarah (approx. 2.8 miles away); Van Wingerden's Crew (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Bend.
 
Also see . . .  Great Bend, Kansas, Official Site. (Submitted on September 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Streetscape Donors Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
3. Streetscape Donors Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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