Florence in Marion County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Moses Shane Memorial Park
[Park Kiosk markers follow]
Indian Territory 1500s • Railroad Arrived 1871 • Ranching in the Flint Hills 1859-Present
Oil Boom 1920's • Major Flood of '51 • Water Source Natural Spring Water
Hill School 1871 • Harvey House Museum • Hotel 1887 • Arnold School 1910 • Old Opera House 1883
First white man, Moses Shane, an irishman came to the area in 1858. Patrick Doyle was the second whiteman to settle in Marion County, he built a beautiful store home on the banks of Doyle Creek in 1859.
Erected by The Florence Historical Society.
Location. 38° 14.534′ N, 96° 56.147′ W. Marker is in Florence, Kansas, in Marion County. Marker is on U.S. 77 near 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence KS 66851, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Marion County Park & Lake (approx. 6.2 miles away); C.C.C. Worker (approx. 6.2 miles away); Marion County Lake (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hill School Bell (approx. 8½ miles away); Civil War and Woman's Relief Corps Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away); Elgin House (approx. 8.7 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 9.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. City of Florence, Kansas. (Submitted on March 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Florence Water Tower National Register Nomination. (Submitted on March 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 436 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.