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

Working Men of the Railroads

 
 
Working Men of the Railroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
1. Working Men of the Railroads Marker
Inscription.
The backbreaking work building railroads to the West was accomplished by men, like Thomas W. Haverty from Galway, Ireland. Wielding hammers and driving spikes their labor united a country and made Atchison "The Rail Centre of Kansas" beginning with the first rail connections to the city in 1860.

Given on May 10, 2008 on behalf of Chairman & CEO Michael R. Haverty in recognition of the KCS [Kansas City Southern Railroad] expansion into Mexico.

Sculpture by Kwan Wu, Overland Park, Kansas
 
Erected 2008 by Board of Directors of the Kansas City Southern.
 
Location. 39° 33.595′ N, 95° 7.623′ W. Marker is in Atchison, Kansas, in Atchison County. Marker is at the intersection of 10th Street and the railroad tracks, on the right when traveling north on 10th Street. Touch for map. Monument is adjacent to the former Santa Fe Depot, now the Atchison County Historical Society. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 South 10th Street, Atchison KS 66002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of the Santa Fe Railway Company (a few steps from this marker); 4th of July, 1804 Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bridge Over 4th of July 1804 Creek
Working Men of the Railroads Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
2. Working Men of the Railroads Monument
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atchison County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atchison County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Founding of the Santa Fe Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atchison Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birth Place of Amelia Earhart (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atchison.
 
Also see . . .
1. Atchison County Historical Society. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. ATSF Railway in Railroads of Kansas. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Santa Fe [ATSF Railway] Archives. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Depot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
3. Former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Depot

7. Building the Transcontinental Railroad. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
8. Immigration, Railroads and the West. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
9. The Other Railroad Working Men: Chinese immigration and the Transcontinental railroad. (Submitted on April 24, 2013.)
 
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Working Men of the Railroads Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
4. Working Men of the Railroads Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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