Franklin in Crawford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Owned by Wilkinson Coal Company
Donated by Wendell & Lynda Wilkinson
Dedicated January 13, 2013
Erected 2013 by Miners Hall Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is January 13, 1936.
Location. 37° 31.251′ N, 94° 42.376′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Kansas, in Crawford County. Marker is on 7th Street west of Broadway (Business U.S. 69), on the left when traveling west. Marker and bucket are at the Miners Hall Museum at the Franklin Community Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 South Broadway, Franklin KS 66735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coal Mine Hoist (here, next to this marker); Buffalo Cupola & Forge Blower (a few steps from this marker); Church Bell from St. Philip Neri Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Sidewalk (about 400 feet away); Franklin Community Park Sign Trolley / Street Car Rails (approx. 0.2 miles away); William B. and Athlyn C. Pritchett (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Grade School and Playground (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Regarding Dragline Bucket. Eagle Scout Project for Zachary Lambert, Troop 81, Pittsburg KS.
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Also see . . . Miners Hall Museum. (Submitted on March 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.