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

Franklin Community Park Sign

 
 
Franklin Community Park Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
1. Franklin Community Park Sign Marker
Inscription.
Constructed by John Nepote with help of Ray Hamblin, Melvin Patrick and a host of friends and volunteers. Historic artifacts (Angels and Sacred Heart) are from St. Philip Neri Catholic Church which was located in Franklin from 1915-2004. The artifacts were donated by the Toschi/Pitts Family.

Built October, 2005
 
Erected 2005 by Town of Franklin and Concerned Citizens.
 
Location. 37° 31.367′ N, 94° 42.291′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Kansas, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street (Business U.S. 69) and 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at 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 (a few steps from this marker); Trolley / Street Car Rails (a few steps from this marker); Franklin - Arma Sidewalk (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Grade School and Playground (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin School Bell (within shouting
Franklin Community Park Sign [east face] image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
2. Franklin Community Park Sign [east face]
distance of this marker); Franklin Sidewalk (about 700 feet away, measured in a 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 Franklin Community Park Sign. Franklin, Kansas, was decimated on May 4, 2003, when a tornado rolled through the heart of the town.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Philip Neri Church History. (Submitted on October 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Franklin, Kansas. (Submitted on October 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Franklin Community Park Sign [west face] image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
3. Franklin Community Park Sign [west face]
Bricks from Neri Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
4. Bricks from Neri Church Marker
Bricks from Neri Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
5. Bricks from Neri Church
Neri Church Bell Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
6. Neri Church Bell Tower Marker
Neri Church Bell Tower Stone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
7. Neri Church Bell Tower Stone
Memorial Gardan at Franklin Community Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
8. Memorial Gardan at Franklin Community Park
Vignatelli's Hall Bricks in Franklin Community Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
9. Vignatelli's Hall Bricks in Franklin Community Park
Slovene National Benefit Society Pavers in Franklin Community Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
10. Slovene National Benefit Society Pavers in Franklin Community Park
Coal mining brought many European immigrants to southeast Kansas, where their legacy remains strong.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8, 9, 10. submitted on October 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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