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Independence in Montgomery County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Kayo's Boys

Walter "Kayo" Emmot

 
 
Statue of Walter "Kayo" Emmot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
1. Statue of Walter "Kayo" Emmot
Inscription.  
The Undefeated 1957
[Photo, Roster, Victories, Trophy]

The Undefeated 1958
[Photo, Roster, Victories, Trophy]

The Undefeated 1959
[Photo, Roster, Victories, Trophy]

The Undefeated 1960
[Photo, Roster, Victories, Trophy]

The Undefeated 1961
[Photo, Roster, Victories, Trophy]

The Undefeated 1962
[Photo, Roster, Victories, Trophy]

 
Erected 2010 by Kayo's Boys (members of the undefeated football teams).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 37° 14.321′ N, 95° 42.222′ W. Marker is in Independence, Kansas, in Montgomery County. Marker is on 5th Street north of Oak Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Riverside Park, near the Emmot Field ticket office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Independence KS 67301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. United Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); F-100F Super Sabre
Kayo's Boys Markers and Emmot Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
2. Kayo's Boys Markers and Emmot Statue
At Emmot Field
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); A. C. Stich Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. George Tann (approx. 0.3 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stoddard - Thompson Memorial Bell (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dewlen - Spohnhauer Memorial Bridge (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Regarding Kayo's Boys. The monument honors Walter "Kayo" Emmot, who coached Independence High School during its 49-game consecutive win streak (from 1957-1962). The record stood for years as the longest in Kansas 11-man high school football history.
 
Also see . . .  Kayo's Boys. (Submitted on December 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Kayo's Boys 1957 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
3. Kayo's Boys 1957 Marker
Kayo's Boys 1958 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
4. Kayo's Boys 1958 Marker
Kayo's Boys 1959 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
5. Kayo's Boys 1959 Marker
Kayo's Boys 1960 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
6. Kayo's Boys 1960 Marker
Kayo's Boys 1961 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
7. Kayo's Boys 1961 Marker
Kayo's Boys 1962 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
8. Kayo's Boys 1962 Marker
Emmot Field Sign Above Ticket Windows image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
9. Emmot Field Sign Above Ticket Windows
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on December 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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