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White Cloud in Doniphan County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Wilbur Chapman

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
1. Wilbur Chapman Marker
Inscription.
In White Cloud 25 years ago Wilbur Chapman, a 10 year old boy raised and sold a pig 'Pete' to help support a leper boy. His example started the Pig Bank Movement. 100,000 banks have been distributed to date. 'Feeding' these banks is helping rid the world of leprosy and is carrying out Christ's Command: "Cleanse the Lepers"

This plaque is placed here to commemorate that worthy event by the Friends of the American Mission to Lepers, Inc.

Erected May 1938
 
Erected 1938 by Friends of the American Mission to Lepers.
 
Location. 39° 58.663′ N, 95° 17.766′ W. Marker is in White Cloud, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 Main Street, White Cloud KS 66094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. July 10, 1804 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (about 600 feet away); Homeland of the Kanza Indians (about 700 feet away); "the water...contains a half...Glass of ooze"
Wilbur Chapman Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
2. Wilbur Chapman Marker
(about 700 feet away); "abounds with Beaver" (approx. 7.7 miles away); Highland Community College (approx. 8.3 miles away); Irvin Hall (approx. 8.3 miles away); Rubeti Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Cloud.
 
Also see . . .
1. Idea Finder - Piggy Bank. (Submitted on September 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Leprosy Mission. (Submitted on September 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. "Blued Lepers, Pig Banks" Article in Time, Oct. 30, 1933. (Submitted on September 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkScience & Medicine
 
Wilbur Chapman Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
3. Wilbur Chapman Marker
Looking north
Wilbur Chapman Relief on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
4. Wilbur Chapman Relief on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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