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Gardner in Johnson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Site of First General Store

 
 
Site of First General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 13, 2016
1. Site of First General Store Marker
Inscription.

Built by W.J. Ott
For J.W. Sponable
1857

 
Erected 2004.
 
Location. 38° 48.652′ N, 94° 55.494′ W. Marker is in Gardner, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 56) and Elm Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 South Elm Street, Gardner KS 66030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gardner State Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bigelow-Foster Mercantile (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gardner Gazette (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmers Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the first Furniture Store and Undertaker (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodge Sisters' Millinery Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Herman B. Foster Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardner.
 
Also see . . .  History of Gardner KS. (Submitted on February 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Site of First General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 13, 2016
2. Site of First General Store Marker
On the 1907 Masonic Temple building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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