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Oskaloosa in Jefferson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bowstring Bridge

 
 
Bowstring Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
1. Bowstring Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Built in Cleveland, Ohio in 1875. Originally it crossed Rock Creek north of Meriden. It was relocated in the 1950's to southeast of Valley Falls. It was moved in 1975 to Old Jefferson Town.
 
Erected by Old Jefferson Town. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 39° 12.771′ N, 95° 18.587′ W. Marker is in Oskaloosa, Kansas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Walnute Street (U.S. 59) 0.2 miles north of Lawrence Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Old Jefferson Town. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oskaloosa KS 66066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bandstand (a few steps from this marker); Plum Grove School Buiding - Dist. No. 39 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilgour School Building - Dist. No. 72 (within shouting distance of this marker); Edmonds Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Tibbott School Building - Dist. No. 54
Bowstring Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
2. Bowstring Bridge
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Ozawkie Mill Grinding Wheel (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oskaloosa.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the bridge decking.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Jefferson Town. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Jefferson County, Kansas. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Bowstring Bridge National Register Nomination. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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