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Near Marysville in Marshall County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Marysville

 
 
Marysville Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
1. Marysville Marker
Inscription.
A few miles below Marysville was the famous ford on the Oregon Trail known as the Independence, Mormon or California crossing. There thousands of covered wagons with settlers bound for Oregon, Mormons for Utah and gold seekers for California crossed the Big Blue River. In 1849 a ferry and trading post was established at the ford by Frank J. Marshall, despite constant danger from Indians. Two years later the military road between Forts Leavenworth and Kearny crossed the river at the site of present Marysville, one mile west. Marshall built another ferry and for years handled an immense traffic. He gave the name of his wife, Mary, to the town that developed here and his own name to Marshall County of which it is the county seat. In 1860 Marysville became a station on the Pony Express. For most of the 1860's it was an important stopping place for coaches of the great Overland Stage Line.
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 50.528′ N, 96° 37.381′ W. Marker is near Marysville, Kansas, in Marshall County. Marker is on Pony Express Highway
Marysville Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
2. Marysville Marker
(U.S. 36) near 11th Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1095 Pony Express Highway, Marysville KS 66508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marshall County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); S. M. N. & R. American Legion Post 163 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Marshall County Court House (approx. one mile away); Marysville, Kan. (approx. one mile away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Pacific Engine No. 460 (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Marysville (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Marysville (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marysville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Pony Express Association. (Submitted on October 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Marysville, Kansas. (Submitted on October 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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