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Bunker Hill in Russell County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Hitching Post From The John J. Gross Homestead

1878

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
1. Hitching Post From The John J. Gross Homestead Marker
Inscription.  [Title is text]
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 52.426′ N, 98° 42.21′ W. Marker is in Bunker Hill, Kansas, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and 6th Street, on the left when traveling north on Washington Street. Marker and post are in front of the former Lutheran church, now a museum with limited open hours. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bunker Hill KS 67626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke: A Kansas Legend (a few steps from this marker); Dinner Bell and Stone Post from the William Garrett Ranch in the 1890's (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Arrival of the Railroad (approx. 7˝ miles away); Russell County Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Freedom Tree
Hitching Post From The John J. Gross Homestead and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
2. Hitching Post From The John J. Gross Homestead and Marker
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(approx. 7.6 miles away); Kansas Street (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bunker Hill.
 
Regarding Hitching Post From The John J. Gross Homestead. The abundant limestone in Russell County was routinely used for fence posts due to the absence of trees.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bunker Hill, Kansas. (Submitted on June 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Post Rock Cutting - Kansas Folk Art. (Submitted on June 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Post Rock Scenic Byway, Kansas. (Submitted on June 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Post Rock History. (Submitted on June 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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