Dodge City in Ford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Reading Garden
This garden stands as a tribute to J. C. Denious and his family, who owned and operated the "Dodge City Daily Globe" from 1910 to 1988. The newspaper has a history dating back to 1878 as a weekly publication, but Denious is credited as the Father of the Daily Newspaper in Dodge City. He was active in politics, serving the region as State Senator from 1933 to 1941. Denious also served Kansas as Lieutenant Governor under Governor Andrew Schoeppel from 1943 to 1947.
J. C. Denious 1910-1953 • Jess Denious 1953-1969
Juliet Denious 1969-1973 • Martha Denious Muncy 1973-1988
Location. 37° 45.274′ N, 100° 1.17′ W. Marker is in Dodge City, Kansas, in Ford County. Marker is on Spruce Street west of 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 North 2nd Avenue, Dodge City KS 67801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Library Building (a few steps from this marker); From 'Cattle Capital' to modern city (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugh O'Brian (within shouting distance of this marker); Gene Barry Milburn Stone (about 400 feet away); Dennis Weaver (about 500 feet away); Charles Rath (about 500 feet away); Wild and woolly Front Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dodge City.
More about this marker. Marker and garden are on the grounds of the former Carnegie Library building.
Also see . . .
1. J. C. Denious Bio in Kansas Cyclopedia (1912). (Submitted on May 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Dodge City (Kansas) Daily Globe. (Submitted on May 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Communications • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.