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Elk Falls in Elk County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pershing / Praire Gem School House

District #26, Elk County, Kansas

 

— 1879 - 1944 —

 
Pershing / Prairie Gem School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2014
1. Pershing / Prairie Gem School House Marker
Inscription.  

Originally located 2 miles
west of Elk Falls
Moved in 2002
by Friends of Elk Falls
Plaque donated in
loving memory of
Edie Baker

 
Erected by Friends of Edie Baker.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 37° 22.423′ N, 96° 11.678′ W. Marker is in Elk Falls, Kansas, in Elk County. Marker is at the intersection of 11th Street and Montgomery Street, on the left when traveling south on 11th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Falls KS 67345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prudence Crandall (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Prudence Crandall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elk Falls Pratt Truss Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away); Howard Bells (approx. 7.7 miles away); Benjamin F. Hobbs (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Elk County Schools in Cutler's History of Kansas (1883)
Pershing / Prairie Gem School House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2014
2. Pershing / Prairie Gem School House and Marker
. (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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