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Anthony in Harper County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Destination Topolobampo

KCMO Railroad

 

— [Kansas City - Mexico - Orient] —

 
Destination Topolobampo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2012
1. Destination Topolobampo Marker
Inscription.  
May 10, 1902, marked the driving of the spike in Anthony, Ks, which was the beginning of the KCMO Railroad in the United States. Mayor Brown of Anthony, Ks, presented the KCMO vice-president with a $40,000 Bond from the Citizens of Anthony to aid in the construction of the railway which was to connect Kansas City with Topolobampo, Mexico. A hidden part of our disappearing past is captured in this mural, funded by the

Wayne F. Dennis Memorial

Artist: Mike Fallier assisted by Joe Burnett, both of Wichita, Ks.

Completed August 6, 2004

 
Erected 2004 by Anthony Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 10, 1902.
 
Location. 37° 9.093′ N, 98° 2.341′ W. Marker is in Anthony, Kansas, in Harper County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 44) west of Lawrence Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in Memorial Park. Touch for map
Destination Topolobampo Mural and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2012
2. Destination Topolobampo Mural and Marker
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. Marker is in this post office area: Anthony KS 67003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. September 11, 2001 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Runnymede Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); U.S. (Army) Sgt. Willsun Marcus Wayne Mock (approx. 9.3 miles away); Jeff Long Post No. 104 (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Ole Harper Fountain (approx. 9.4 miles away); Veteran's Memorial Hall (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anthony.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway. Handbook of Texas website entry (Submitted on January 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway. Oklahoma Historical Society website entry (Submitted on January 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Feb. 5, 2023