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Oswego in Labette County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

KATY Caboose Number 109

 
 
KATY Caboose Number 109 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 30, 2011
1. KATY Caboose Number 109 Marker
Inscription.  
Given to the City of Oswego, Kansas
by the Union Pacific Railroad
in memory of
Former President and
Board Vice-Chairman
Carl Raymond Gray
and
Harriette Flora Gray,
a native of the Oswego area,
who were married here in 1888.

[Dedicated] October 8, 1989

This park is dedicated to
Hobart Holmberg Young
1900 - 1989
A lifelong railroader
who was raised in Oswego and
always cherished his hometown.
In loving tribute from
his family and friends
[Dedicated] October 9, 1989

 
Erected 1989 by Union Pacific Railroad and Concerned Citizens.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is October 8, 1869.
 
Location. 37° 9.91′ N, 95° 6.547′ W. Marker is in Oswego, Kansas, in Labette County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street (U.S. 59/160) and Commercial Street, on the right when traveling west on 6th Street. Marker and caboose are in Young Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oswego KS 67356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Osage Indian Village (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sulky Plow (approx. ¼ mile away); The Little Town Well (approx. half a mile away); John A. Mathews Park (approx. half a mile away); Riverside Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Riverside Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial Auditorium — Gymnasium (approx. 8.8 miles away); Parish of Sacred Heart - Chetopa (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oswego.
 
Also see . . .
1. Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. "Handbook of Texas" entry. (Submitted on November 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. KATY Railroad Historical Society. Organization homepage. (Submitted on November 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Hobart Holmberg Young Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 30, 2011
2. Hobart Holmberg Young Marker
KATY Caboose No. 109 and Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 30, 2011
3. KATY Caboose No. 109 and Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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