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

Marion County Lake

Earthen Dam Completed June 21, 1937

 

—By Civilian Conservation Corp. —

 
Marion County Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2011
1. Marion County Lake Marker
Inscription.

Election held Nov. 6. 1934 - Camp moved in Feb. 3. 1936 - Plan approved Aug. 9. 1936 - Gate closed June 17. 1937 - First state fish Mar. 1938 - First county fish Apr. 20. 1938 - Lake level high elv. 133.3 June 24. 1938 - Gate opened Elev 127.3 Nov. 25. 1938 - Gate closed elev. 115.75 Nov. 30. 1938 - Dam accepted Mar. 21, 1939 - Camp moved out Feb. 1-15. 1939 - Buildings removed May 8, 1939 - Lake level high elev 136.35 Aug. 15. 1939 - Lake opened for fishing May 26, 1940 - Water over spillway Sept. 6. 1941 - Ice broke valve tower Jan. 12. 1942 - Valve opened Jan. 14. 1942 - Tower repaired Mar 1942 - Lake filed from tower Sept. 6. 1942
 
Location. 38° 19.359′ N, 96° 59.112′ W. Marker is near Marion, Kansas, in Marion County. Marker is on Lakeshore Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marion KS 66861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. C.C.C. Worker (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion County Park & Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War and Woman's Relief Corps Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hill School Bell
Marion County Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2011
2. Marion County Lake Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Elgin House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Moses Shane Memorial Park (approx. 6.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.5 miles away); Ebenfeld Centennial (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marion County Park and Lake National Register Nomination. (Submitted on November 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Marion County Park & Lake. (Submitted on November 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. CCC Work in Kansas: Marion County. (Submitted on November 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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