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

John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
1. John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home Marker
Inscription.  Native Kansas artist John Steuart Curry (1897 - 1946), best known for the murals he painted in the Kansas State Capital building, was born and raised in Jefferson County. John lived in the home until 1914. It was located 6 miles north of Oskaloosa near Dunavant. It was moved to Old Jefferson Town in 1990 and showcases Curry's life and works.
 
Erected by Old Jefferson Town. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 39° 12.827′ N, 95° 18.574′ W. Marker is in Oskaloosa, Kansas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Walnut 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. Winchester Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Ozawkie Mill Grinding Wheel (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Reynolds Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Tibbott School Building - Dist. No. 54 (within shouting distance of this marker); Plum Grove School Buiding - Dist. No. 39 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kilgour School Building - Dist. No. 72 (about 300 feet away); Bowstring Bridge (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oskaloosa.
 
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. John Steuart Curry Bio at Kansapedia. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. "Curry's Kansas" - a 1998 PBS Newshour Story. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. John Steuart Curry Online. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home Kansas Register Nomination. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
7. Curry's Kansas State Capitol Murals at 8 Wonders of Kansas. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional commentary.
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
3. John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home and Markers

1. Spelling on the marker
The spelling of Capital is taken from the building. However, the spelling in the case of the building should likely be Capitol.
    — Submitted September 3, 2020.
 
John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
4. John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home
John Steuart Curry Boyhood Homesite image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
5. John Steuart Curry Boyhood Homesite
North of Oskaloosa
John Steuart Curry Headstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
6. John Steuart Curry Headstone
In the Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Winchester, Kansas
Curry Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
7. Curry Family Plot
In Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Winchester, Kansas
 
 
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 406 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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