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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
1. Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription.  

To the loving memory of those men and women who gave their lives in all past wars and to all veterans who served our great country we dedicate this tank
We thank you for your sacrifices

This M-60 forty five ton Army tank was donated by the Kansas Army National Guard to the citizens of Baxter Springs through the efforts of Lt Col Joe Broyle
Wayne Cook and the City of Baxter Springs


 
Erected by Baxter Vault.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II.
 
Location. 37° 1.706′ N, 94° 44.011′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Memorial is on East Avenue south of 7th Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker and tank are on the grounds of the Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 740 East Avenue, Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Dog Trail (a few steps from this marker); Last Pratt Pony Truss Bridge in Cherokee County
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
2. Veterans Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Big Spring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Log Cabin (about 300 feet away); The Zellekin Brewery (about 300 feet away); The Hanging Tree (about 300 feet away); 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair (about 400 feet away); Fort Blair (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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