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Franklin in Crawford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Trolley / Street Car Rails

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
1. Trolley / Street Car Rails Marker
Inscription.
The Girard Coal Belt
Electric Railway Company,
established March 14, 1907,
was purchased by
the Joplin & Pittsburg
Railway Company
January 15, 1930
Abandoned 1930
Rails unearthed in
Franklin, 2005

 
Erected by Town of Franklin and Concerned Citizens.
 
Location. 37° 31.363′ N, 94° 42.28′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Kansas, in Crawford County. Marker is on 5th Street near Broadway Street (Business U.S. 69), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Franklin Community Park. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin KS 66735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William B. and Athlyn C. Pritchett (here, next to this marker); Franklin - Arma Sidewalk (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Grade School and Playground (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Community Park Sign (a few steps from this marker); Franklin School Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Sidewalk (about 700 feet away, measured in a
Trolley / Street Car Rails and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
2. Trolley / Street Car Rails and Marker
direct line); Church Bell from St. Philip Neri Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Dragline Bucket (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Regarding Trolley / Street Car Rails. Franklin, Kansas, was decimated on May 4, 2003, when a tornado rolled through the heart of the town.
 
Also see . . .
1. Franklin, Kansas. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Joplin & Pittsburg Railway Company. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Trolley / Street Car Rails and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
3. Trolley / Street Car Rails and Marker
Looking WNW.
Franklin Community Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Franklin Community Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on October 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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