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

Site of Bigelow-Foster Mercantile

Est. 1881

 
 
Site of Bigelow-Foster Mercantile Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 13, 2016
1. Site of Bigelow-Foster Mercantile Marker
Inscription.

Moved to this location in 1889;
Rebuilt in brick after fire
destroyed the wooden structure.

 
Erected 2004.
 
Location. 38° 48.669′ N, 94° 55.494′ W. Marker is in Gardner, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker is on Elm Street near Main Street (U.S. 56), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 East Main Street, Gardner KS 66030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farmers Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Gardner State Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodge Sisters' Millinery Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the first Furniture Store and Undertaker (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gardner Gazette (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail (about 300 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.)
Site of Bigelow-Foster Mercantile Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 13, 2016
2. Site of Bigelow-Foster Mercantile Marker

 
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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 192 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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