Elk Falls in Elk County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The State of Connecticut proudly joins the State of Kansas in honoring the lifetime achievements of Prudence Crandall, educator and champion of human rights. Crandall’s courage and determination serve as examples of all who face seemingly insurmountable odds and to those who refuse to be limited by social conventions. To this day, her efforts to promoted equality in education remain unequaled.
The building which housed Crandall’s academy in Canterbury, Connecticut, opened as a museum in 1984 and is administered by the Connecticut Historical Commission. The museum’s national importance was recognized in 1991 when it was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Erected by Citizens of the State of Connecticut.
Location. 37° 22.361′ N, 96° 12.012′ W. Marker is in Elk Falls, Kansas, in Elk County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 160 and Osage Street, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 160. Touch for map. Marker is at a roadside pulloff. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Falls KS 67345, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Prudence Crandall Pershing / Prair[i]e Gem School House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elk Falls Pratt Truss Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Howard Bells (approx. 7.6 miles away); Benjamin F. Hobbs (approx. 9.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Prudence Crandall Biography. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Prudence Crandall Museum. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Prudence Crandall: Woman of Courage. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.