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By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
8 Elements of Kansas Exploring Mural
Kansas (Coffey County), Burlington — 8 Elements of Kansas Exploring
Architecture Carnegie Free Library est. 1912 —————— Art Sunflowers in Coffey County —————— Commerce Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant . . . — Map (db m50030) HM
Kansas (Coffey County), Burlington — Burlington, Kansas — From A Campground To A City
Restoration Capital and Pressed Metal Ceiling Capital of Kansas Centennial 1857-1957 Sesquicentennial 1857-2007 Bi-Centennial 1857-2057 Fernando Augustus Atherly 1835 - 1904 First Mayor of Burlington Elected 1870 Amarette . . . — Map (db m50068) HM
Kansas (Coffey County), Burlington — Coffey County Fair
The Coffey County Agricultural and Mechanical Fair Association was established on November 27th, 1880, and the statement was made: "The fact of our need for this fair is proven by the interest taken in the matter by all classes of our . . . — Map (db m50093) HM
Kansas (Coffey County), Burlington — Coffey County Fairgrounds
Home of the longest consecutive county fair in the State of Kansas Established September 20, 1881 — Map (db m50094) HM
Kansas (Coffey County), Burlington — Coffey County Veterans Memorial Park
This memorial and park is dedicated in 1992 to the veterans of Coffey County, both living and dead, who gave of their time and some their lives, to support the tenets of freedom and liberty that the United States of America and Coffey County, . . . — Map (db m50027) HM
Kansas (Coffey County), Burlington — Coffey County, Kansas
Coffey County Courthouse 1901-1964 Frederick and Isabelle Scott Troxell Built First Home in Coffey County-1854 August Zscheile Burlington Carriage Works Delos Miller Sheriff - 1877 C. B. Graves County Attorney - 1876 W. H. . . . — Map (db m50071) HM
Kansas (Coffey County), Burlington — Lieut. William Fitzsimons — The First To Fall

In Memory of First Lieutenant William T. Fitzsimons, M.D. 1889 - 1917

Born in Burlington on April 18, 1889, Dr. Fitzsimons spent his childhood here, then graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1912.

Shortly . . . — Map (db m80595) HM

Kansas (Coffey County), Burlington — Marion Ellett "Most Easy" Budd — July 14, 1864 to Jan. 2, 1934

Marion Ellett Budd was a country printer who ranked with the best craftsmen in the printing industry. Most Easy came to Burlington on Sept. 1st, 1877. His Runt Park, as he called his place in Burlington, attracted thousands of curiosity seekers . . . — Map (db m80312) HM

Kansas (Coffey County), Burlington — The Coffey County Republican
Coffey County's Oldest Consecutively Published Newspaper Established 1859 John Redmond Publisher, 1898-1953 Bill Batdorf Publisher, 1953-1973 Floyd S. Ecord Publisher, 1953-1973 Glenn German Publisher, 1973-1998 Gene . . . — Map (db m50069) HM
Kansas (Coffey County), Gridley — Gridley Armed Forces Memorial

In honor of the men and women who serve to protect our freedom

Flag poles in memory of Rose Marie (Lane) Beyer 1925 - 2002 — Map (db m80041) HM

Kansas (Coffey County), Lebo — City of Lebo — Est. 1883 - Inc. 1886 — Celebrating Our Welsh Heritage

First brick school building Erected 1907

Methodist Church Est. 1884

Baptist Church Est. 1889

Evan and Walter Jones

Jail • Miller House • Depot — Map (db m80549) HM

Kansas (Coffey County), Lebo — Civil War Memorial
In memory of Our Heroes 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m71241) WM
Kansas (Coffey County), Lebo — World War II Memorial

Dedicated in memory of those who gave their lives during WWII

Tom G. Buchtel, PFC. Infantry France, June 12, 1944

Nolan E. Dressler, Lt. U.S. [Army] Air Force Austria, April 12, 1944

William Edwards, Jr., PFC. . . . — Map (db m80548) WM

Kansas (Coffey County), LeRoy — Founding of LeRoy, Kansas

In memory LeRoy, Kansas Founded in 1855 by Thomas Crabree, John Scott and Frederick Troxel. — Map (db m80012) HM

Kansas (Coffey County), LeRoy — History of LeRoy, Kansas

[Mural highlighting local history] — Map (db m80025) HM

Kansas (Coffey County), LeRoy — Opothleyahola

Born in the tribal town, Tuckabatchee, Alabama, in the late 1700s, Upper Creek Leader Opothleyahola demonstrated leadership as a youth, was later cited by three Presidents for his enduring struggle to win freedom for his people. Forced from . . . — Map (db m80037) HM

Kansas (Coffey County), LeRoy — Veterans Memorial

Memorial to those who served to protect our freedom

[Honor Roll of Veterans] — Map (db m80039) WM

Kansas (Coffey County), Waverly — Olive Ann Mellor Beech — 1903 - 1993

Born in Waverly on Sept. 24, 1903, she co-founded Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas, in 1932, with her husband Walter Beech. She played a vital role in the company and after his death in 1950, she led Beech Aircraft Corporation, until . . . — Map (db m89320) HM

Kansas (Coffey County), Waverly — Veterans Memorial

Dedicated in honor of all who served in the Armed Forces

We must always remember it is because of their sacrifices that we enjoy our freedom today —————————— This . . . — Map (db m89321) WM


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