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Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Tower

“Dedicated to Veterans of All Wars”

 
 
Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2010
1. Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription.
1919 Donated thru civic contributions
Mrs. C.E. Bartlett, Chairperson
1955 Removed from old courthouse
1983 Rediscovered & refurbished
by Mr. Starr Smith
1988 Donated & rededicated to all
Cherokee County Veterans
by Starr & Eugenia Smith

"We pledge to give your work of love
the care and appreciation it deserves"
Cherokee County Citizens

 
Erected 1988 by Starr & Eugenia Smith and Cherokee County Citizens.
 
Location. 37° 10.242′ N, 94° 50.611′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Maple Street. Touch for map. Marker is inside the base of the clock tower, near the NW corner of the Cherokee County Courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 West Maple Street, Columbus KS 66725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Columbus State Bank 100th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Alexander Long (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three-Way Interlocking Crossing
Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2010
2. Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Tower
(approx. mile away); The History of Columbus (approx. 0.8 miles away); 1932 Plymouth 0-6-0 Switch Engine (approx. 7 miles away); Southern Pacific Bay Window Caboose (approx. 7 miles away); Missouri Pacific Wooden Frame Depot (approx. 7 miles away); Marsh Rainbow Arch Bridge (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cherokee County, Kansas. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Cherokee County, Kansas. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Clock Tower. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Works image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2010
3. Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Works
Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Tower Works image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2010
4. Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Tower Works
Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Maker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2010
5. Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Maker
Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2010
6. Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Tower Marker
Given in appreciation
to my hometown, Columbus,
and in memory of my parents,
Emory and Lyda Youngman

Harold D. Youngman, Estella Youngman
Copy of Newspaper Article about Starr Smith and Clock image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2010
7. Copy of Newspaper Article about Starr Smith and Clock
On window of clock tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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