Near Herrington in Dickinson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Dwight David Eisenhower
”When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing and as we sat there in the warmth of the summer afternoon on a riverbank, we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major league baseball player… and he said that he’d like to be president of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.”
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
After moving briefly to Denton, Texas, where Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, the family returned to Dickinson County, this time to Abilene, about 25 miles northwest of here. Eisenhower left for West Point in 1911, served as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces during World War II, and was elected president in 1952, but he always cherished his Kansas heritage – “the proudest thing I can claim is that I am from Abilene.”
Erected 2012 by State of Kansas. (Marker Number 29.)
Location. 38° 38.928′ N, 96° 56.508′ W. Marker is near Herrington, Kansas, in Dickinson County. Marker is on U.S. Highway 77 (U.S. 56) 0.1 miles south of Wind Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in a large pull-out on the west side of the highway. Marker is in this post office area: Herington KS 67449, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father Juan de Padilla & Quivira (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Rock Island Depot (approx. one mile away); Bicentennial Monument Dedication (approx. 1.1 miles away); Juan de Padilla Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hope City Bell (approx. 7.9 miles away); Wilbert Henry Otte (approx. 10.4 miles away); Chaplain (Father) Emil J. Kapaun (approx. 13.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Dwight D. Eisenhower (Wikipedia). Eisenhower was raised in Kansas in a large family of mostly Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry. He graduated from West Point in 1915 and later married Mamie Doud, with whom he had two sons. During World War I, he was denied a request to (Submitted on March 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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