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

“Tall Oak”

To the American Indian

 

—By Peter Wolf Toth —

 
"Tall Oak" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
1. "Tall Oak" Marker
Inscription.
A History

David Sheppard and Dean O'Bannon found 'Tall Oak' in Rushville, Mo. The tree was donated to the Doniphan County Chamber of Commerce by Mr. and Mrs. David McDevitt. The name "Tall Oak" was given to the tree by Sherry Muse, 3rd grade class of the Elwood Elementary School. The sculpture was dedicated on the Doniphan County Courthouse lawn on September 29, 1979, by Gov. John Carlin.
 
Location. 39° 47.156′ N, 95° 5.337′ W. Marker is in Troy, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Marker is on Chestnut Street near Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Monument is on the south grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 East Chestnut Street, Troy KS 66087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doniphan County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Melvin L. Schmidt, J.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Walter C. Worman and George Larson (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (about 300 feet away,
"Tall Oak" Sculpture and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
2. "Tall Oak" Sculpture and Marker
measured in a direct line); Troy (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Troy (approx. 2 miles away); "Espyd. a wolf" (approx. 8.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Doniphan County Courthouse. (Submitted on September 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Peter Wolf Toth. (Submitted on September 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEnvironmentMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
"Tall Oak" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
3. "Tall Oak" Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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