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Halstead in Harvey County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Carnegie Library

 
 
Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2012
1. Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.  
This building is the
gift of Andrew Carnegie
to the People of Halstead
A.D. 1917
———————————
In honor of all the volunteers
who helped during the
1993 Floods in Halstead.
Thank you to all
who assisted in so many ways.
Neighbor helping neighbor
is what makes Halstead a
caring and special place to live.
Presented by the
Halstead Chamber of Commerce
August 14, 1993

 
Erected 1917.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducation. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 38° 0.197′ N, 97° 30.345′ W. Marker is in Halstead, Kansas, in Harvey County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 3rd Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 264 Main Street, Halstead KS 67056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
1993 Floods Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2012
2. 1993 Floods Marker
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as the crow flies. The Old Hardware Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sweezy House (about 400 feet away); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Halstead Santa Fe Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lt. Eldo "Pop" Steele (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scout Park (approx. Ό mile away); The Horse and Buggy Doctor (approx. 1.6 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halstead.
 
Regarding Carnegie Library. The 1917 Halstead Carnegie Library was apparently torn down in the early 1970s to make way for a new public library.
 
Also see . . .
1. Halstead Public Library. Library website homepage (Submitted on March 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on March 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries. Website homepage (Submitted on March 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Halstead Library Date Stone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2012
3. Halstead Library Date Stone
Halstead Public Library and Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2012
4. Halstead Public Library and Markers
Carnegie Library: West view of the Carnegie library on 3rd and Main street. image. Click for full size.
via Forsyth Digital Collections, unknown
5. Carnegie Library: West view of the Carnegie library on 3rd and Main street.
Halstead Historical Society: The original building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on December 30, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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