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By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2012
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Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — Ben Grimsley Arches
Built in 1929, the arches framed the doorway into the community's new gymnasium. The gym was named for Ben Grimsley -- coach, teacher, and tireless supporter of community cultural and athletic events. Razed in 1987, the arches were saved and . . . — Map (db m65861) HM
Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — Charles Jesse "Buffalo" Jones
[Panel 1] Immortalized by author Zane Grey in his book, “The Last of the Plainsmen,” is listed in the National Archives as one of the “Preservers of the American Bison,” and his colorful, many-faceted career spanned . . . — Map (db m65886) HM
Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — Garden City History
Would the founding fathers of Garden City recognize their town? Brothers James and William Fulton, who came hunting wild horses, filed homesteads in 1878 along the Arkansas River, laying plans for a town in unsettled region. The third town . . . — Map (db m65853) HM
Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — In Memory of Our World War Heroes
Ralph E. Brown • Norwood N. Burton • Paul C. Carlton • Wm. Chas. Frost • Clarence L. Greenwalt • Isaac N. McCormick • Albert M. McCoy • Robert J. McCray • Ralph I. McQueen • Roy E. Plummer • Haskell Pogue • Thos. J. Powers • Harry H. Renick • . . . — Map (db m65859) WM
Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . — Map (db m65855) HM
Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — Sabine Hall (Garden City High School)
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m65846) HM
Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — Santa Fe Depot
Garden City Historic Landmark Built 1907 Renovated 2002 — Map (db m65848) HM
Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — 73 — Santa Fe Trail — 1822 - 1872
[Title is text] — Map (db m65860) HM
Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — State Theater
According to a newspaper article of October 25, 1928, the $88,000 contract for the building of a new movie theater on Main Street had been awarded. The projected seating capacity was to be 700 seats, 600 on the ground floor and 100 in the . . . — Map (db m65847) HM
Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — Stevens Park
In 1885 John A. and Ciddie Stevens gave a block of land on Main Street to be used for a courthouse. It was not used for that purpose and in 1895 was sold for $100 to the county. Some trees and grass were planted and it became Stevens Park. John . . . — Map (db m65851) HM
Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — The Big Pool — is a Finalist for the 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs
The attraction, affectionately called the "Big Pool," is indeed a jaw-dropping mammoth concrete pond. At 320' x 220' it's larger than a football field with a surface area of 72,600 sq. ft. and holds 2.6 million gallons of water. It is so big . . . — Map (db m65885) HM
Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — The Little Finnup House — Circa 1886
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m65856) HM
Kansas (Finney County), Garden City — Windsor Hotel
This historic Windsor Hotel was built in 1886 by John A. Stevens who also gave to posterity our beautiful Stevens Park — Map (db m65850) HM

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