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Garnett in Anderson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Garnett Caboose

 
 
Garnett Caboose Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2012
1. Garnett Caboose Marker
Inscription.

This ATSF caboose was located in a rail yard in East St. Louis, Illinois. It was owned by the Kansas City Southern Lines and was given to the Garnett, Kansas Lions club. The Lions with financial assistance from the Lake Garnett Racing Assn. arranged for its move to its present location.

The Garnett Lions with support from the city of Garnett and others prepared the site and completed its restoration. Ownership of the caboose has now been transferred to the City of Garnett.
 
Erected by City of Garnett, Garnett Lions Club, Lake Garnett Racing Association, and Others.
 
Location. 38° 16.651′ N, 95° 14.427′ W. Marker is in Garnett, Kansas, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 7th Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Garnett KS 66032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. mile away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
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Garnett Caboose and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2012
2. Garnett Caboose and Marker
Marker and caboose are along the Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail, about 300 feet north of the former Garnett railroad depot.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Garnett, Kansas. (Submitted on September 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bike Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail. (Submitted on September 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail State Park. (Submitted on September 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Garnett Caboose image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2012
3. Garnett Caboose
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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