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Near Blue Rapids in Marshall County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Oregon Trail Memorial Garden

 
 
Oregon Trail Memorial Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2014
1. Oregon Trail Memorial Garden Marker
Inscription.

Dedicated to
Gregory M. Franzwa
1926 - 2009
Friend of Alcove Spring
Historian-Writer-Publisher
Founder of the
Oregon-California Trails Association

 
Location. 39° 44.971′ N, 96° 40.737′ W. Marker is near Blue Rapids, Kansas, in Marshall County. Touch for map. Marker is near the information kiosk at the parking area of Alcove Spring Park, off East River Road (unpaved), about five miles north of Blue Rapids. Follow the signs from US Hwy 77. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Rapids KS 66411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alcove Spring Park (here, next to this marker); A Quiet and Restful Place (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 1840s American Dream (about 500 feet away); A Respite In The Wilderness (about 700 feet away); Historical Baseball Game (approx. 4.6 miles away); Blue Rapids Station Bell (approx. 4.7 miles away); Oldest Roundabout in Kansas (approx. 4.7 miles away); Blue Rapids Public Library (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blue Rapids.
 
Also see . . .  Oregon-California Trails Association. (Submitted on November 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Oregon Trail Memorial Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2014
2. Oregon Trail Memorial Garden Marker
To left of info kiosk, not visible in photo

 
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Catherine Claycamp Memorial Bench at Alcove Spring image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2014
3. Catherine Claycamp Memorial Bench at Alcove Spring
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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