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Columbus in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Robert Alexander Long

1875

 
 
Robert Alexander Long Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2016
1. Robert Alexander Long Marker
Inscription.

Robert Alexander Long in 1875 established his first lumber yard at this site. Fifty years later Long-Bell lumber company was the largest lumber company in the world.

www.ralonghistoricalsociety.org
 
Erected by Columbus Telephone Co., G & W Foods, and R.A. Long Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 10.317′ N, 94° 50.546′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Kansas Avenue and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north on Kansas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 North Kansas Avenue, Columbus KS 66725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Columbus State Bank 100th Anniversary (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Tower (about 600 feet away); Three-Way Interlocking Crossing (approx. mile away); The History of Columbus (approx. mile away); 1932 Plymouth 0-6-0 Switch Engine (approx. 7.4 miles away); Southern Pacific Bay Window Caboose (approx.

Robert Alexander Long Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2016
2. Robert Alexander Long Marker
Looking NE
7.4 miles away); Missouri Pacific Wooden Frame Depot (approx. 7.4 miles away); Marsh Rainbow Arch Bridge (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert Alexander Long: His Life and Times. (Submitted on August 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Biography of Robert Alexander Long. (Submitted on August 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Robert Alexander Long. (Submitted on August 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Economic History of the Long-Bell Lumber Company, Helen King (1936 LSU Thesis). (Submitted on August 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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