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

Sir Knight John W. Smith / Daniel D. Vanderslice

 
 
Smith / Vanderslice Monument (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
1. Smith / Vanderslice Monument (front)
Inscription.
Sir Knight John W. Smith
Died in Memphis Tenn. Dec. 18, 1877
Aged 86 years
A Master Mason, Royal Arch
and Knight Templar
62 years a Mason and
first Deputy Grand Master
of the Grand Lodge of Kansas
Erected by the Masonic Fraternity
of Kansas in memory of the
first W. M. & Founder of
Smithton Lodge No. 1 A.F.&A.M.

Daniel D. Vanderslice
Feb. 10, 1799-Feb. 5, 1889
First Junior Warden Smithton Lodge No. 1
First Grand Junior Warden Grand Lodge

This monument was erected by the M. W. Grand
Lodge of A.F.&A.M. of Kansas in 1926 to replace
a beautiful symbolic metal shaft destroyed by
the elements and which was erected by the
Grand Lodge and Smithton Lodge No. 1 in 1878
 
Erected 1926 by Masonic Grand Lodge of Kansas.
 
Location. 39° 51.279′ N, 95° 15.144′ W. Marker is in Highland, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Touch for map. Memorial is in Highland Cemetery, off Main Street/Denmark Road, southeast of town. Marker is in this post office area: Highland KS 66035, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Highland Cemetery Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured
Smith / Vanderslice Monument (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
2. Smith / Vanderslice Monument (back)
in a direct line); Smithton Lodge No. 1 A.F.&A.M. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rubeti Memorial (approx. one mile away); Irvin Hall (approx. one mile away); Highland Community College (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cooperation and Conflict on the Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Oregon-California Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Highland, Kansas. (Submitted on October 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Grand Lodge of Kansas. (Submitted on October 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Sir Knight John W. Smith Detail on Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
3. Sir Knight John W. Smith Detail on Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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