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Lindsborg in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Carl Aaron Swensson

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
1. Carl Aaron Swensson Monument
Inscription.
Born June 25, 1857
at Sugar Grove, Pa.
Died February 16, 1904
at Los Angeles, Cal.

Ordained as Minister
of the Lutheran Church
June 22, 1879

Founder of
Bethany College
1881
President
from 1889 to 1904

 
Erected by Bethany College.
 
Location. 38° 34.749′ N, 97° 40.375′ W. Marker is in Lindsborg, Kansas, in McPherson County. Marker is on 1st Street near Olsson Street, in the median. Touch for map. Monument is on the Bethany College campus. Marker is in this post office area: Lindsborg KS 67456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dag Hammarskjöld ( within shouting distance of this marker); 9/11 Memorial ( within shouting distance of this marker); Birger Sandzén ( about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Messiah Chorus ( about 700 feet away); Womans Missionary Society ( about 700 feet away); Messiah Lutheran Church ( about 700 feet away); Bethany College ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Terrible Swedes • Coach Ray Hahn • Dr. Ted Kessinger ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lindsborg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carl Aaron Swensson at Wikipedia
Carl Aaron Swensson Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
2. Carl Aaron Swensson Monument
. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History and Swedish Heritage of Bethany College. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 2007 Placement of Swensson Statue in Current Location. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Carl Aaron Swensson Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
3. Carl Aaron Swensson Monument
Carl Aaron Swensson Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
4. Carl Aaron Swensson Monument
Carl Aaron Swensson Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
5. Carl Aaron Swensson Monument
Bethany College Gateway image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
6. Bethany College Gateway
Carl Aaron Swensson Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
7. Carl Aaron Swensson Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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