Ottawa in Franklin County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
1951 Marais des Cygnes Flood High-Water Line
Crest of July 11-12, 1951
Surveyed by the U.S. Geologic Survey
Erected by U.S. Geologic Survey and Franklin County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1792.
Location. 38° 37.231′ N, 95° 16.186′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Kansas, in Franklin County. Marker is on the west façade of the Old Depot Museum (former AT&SF Railway station), 135 West Tecumseh Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa KS 66067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Depot Museum (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Old Depot Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Marais de Cygnes River (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Company K, 20th Regiment Kansas Volunteers (about 700 feet away); Main Street, 200 Block South (approx. Shepherd & McQuesten Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pickrell Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Down Town Ottawa Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
Also see . . .
1. The One Giant Flood In Kansas We Could Never Forget. Only In Your State entry (Submitted on January 9, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Great Flood of 1951. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 9, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.