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Caldwell in Sumner County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

“Those Who Came Before”

 
 
"Those Who Came Before" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
1. "Those Who Came Before" Marker
Inscription. This Kansas limestone relief sculpture, by Cherokee sculptor Eddie Morrison, depicts the variety of cultures which have occupied and influenced this area. Each group, from Native Americans to early pioneers, farmers, and adventurers, have shared the same land, work ethic, concern for family and belief in divine influence. An underlying theme is the common view that our spirit, our prayers and our hopes are carried on the wings of the soaring eagle.

Jesse Chisholm, founder of the Chisholm Trail, and himself a son of a Cherokee - European union, represents a cultural blending and understanding. With the passing of each generation, Americans need pause to reflect on our differences and, more importantly, to stand in wonder of our many similarities.
 
Erected 1997 by the City of Caldwell.
 
Location. 37° 1.943′ N, 97° 36.385′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Kansas, in Sumner County. Marker is on East Central Avenue (U.S. 81) east of South Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 East Central Avenue, Caldwell KS 67022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Last Land Rush / Historic Marker Project (a few steps from this
"Those Who Came Before" sculpture and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
2. "Those Who Came Before" sculpture and marker.
marker); Prohibition Movement (a few steps from this marker); Talbot Gang Shootout (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Chance Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Murder of Marshal George Flatt (within shouting distance of this marker); Shooting Up Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Native Stone Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red Light Saloon / Chisholm Trail (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
 
More about this marker. Donated in Memory of Richard Barrett, 1929 - 1996.
 
Also see . . .  Relief sculpture artist web site. (Submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View of marker looking west (left photo) and east on U.S. Highway 81. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
3. View of marker looking west (left photo) and east on U.S. Highway 81.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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