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Salina in Saline County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Founders of the Salina Town Company

 
 
The Founders of the Salina Town Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2012
1. The Founders of the Salina Town Company Marker
Inscription.  
Were
William A. Phillips • Alexander M. Campbell • Alexander C. Spilman • James Muir • David Phillips

Their motto for Salina
"Religion first, Education second, Business third"

Original town founded in 1858 contained 320 acres. Boundaries were north to south & Front to Ninth Streets

By 1902 this block included:
1. Grand Central Hotel
2. Opera House
3. UCT Convention Hall

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 38° 50.383′ N, 97° 36.573′ W. Marker is in Salina, Kansas, in Saline County. Marker is near the parking lot located off 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 South Santa Fe Avenue (rear), Salina KS 67401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fox-Watson Theatre (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); August Bondi (1833-1907) (about 600 feet away); Site of First Free Ferry on Smoky Hill River (about 800
The Founders of the Salina Town Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2012
2. The Founders of the Salina Town Company Marker
Looking east through walkway toward Santa Fe Avenue
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feet away); Founders Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); M60 Main Battle Tank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. John A. Logan (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salina.
 
Also see . . .
1. Salina (Kansas) History. (Submitted on May 4, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Smoky Hill Museum, Salina KS. (Submitted on May 4, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Founders of the Salina Town Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2012
3. The Founders of the Salina Town Company Marker
Looking NW toward former hotel at 7th & Iron
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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