“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Harvey County Kansas Historical Markers

1993 Floods Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2012
1993 Floods Marker
Kansas (Harvey County), Halstead — Carnegie Library

This building is the gift of Andrew Carnegie to the People of Halstead A.D. 1917 ——————————— In honor of all the volunteers who helped during the 1993 Floods in . . . — Map (db m81283) HM

Kansas (Harvey County), Halstead — Civil War Memorial
Dedicated to the Soldiers who so bravely offered their all to preserve the Union of States, 1861 to 1865 Decorated in memory of our comrades who sleep in the Unknown, peacefully awaiting the call to the Parade . . . — Map (db m77110) WM
Kansas (Harvey County), Halstead — Halstead Santa Fe Depot — 1917

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m81269) HM

Kansas (Harvey County), Halstead — Lt. Eldo "Pop" Steele — In Loving Memory

Trees and plaque donated by World War II Buddies of 310th Inf. 78th (Lightning) Div. Co. I, the Steele Family, and Many Friends. — Map (db m81270) WM

Kansas (Harvey County), Halstead — Scout Park
Originally owned by the Halstead Town Company, Block 28 was officially designated a city park by the City of Halstead in 1891. The Scout Cabin was built for the Halstead scout groups in 1941 by the Halstead Lions Club with the generous . . . — Map (db m76937) HM
Kansas (Harvey County), Halstead — Sweezy House

Site of the first public building in Halstead, Kansas Erected in March 1873 by G. W. Sweezy It was a two story frame building 32 feet by 42 feet used as a commercial hotel and known as

The Sweezy Hotel

After fifty nine years of . . . — Map (db m81281) HM

Kansas (Harvey County), Halstead — The Horse and Buggy Doctor

"The Great American Home is that institution in which it is possible for the child to grow to maturity under conditions created and maintained for the good of the child." Dr. Arthur E. Hertzler

Dr. Arthur E. Hertzler 1870 . . . — Map (db m81267) HM

Kansas (Harvey County), Halstead — The Old Hardware Store

This stone building was erected in 1879 after a disastrous fire wiped out many frame buildings on Main Street. Bergtholdt had a farm implement agency in the south section until 1885. That year Henry Riesen and David Dyck opened a hardware . . . — Map (db m81279) HM

Kansas (Harvey County), Halstead — War Memorial

In Memoriam

World War II Carl F. Dill • Claude H. Beaty • Marlin N. Wilson Wilbur D. Robuck • Charles C. Spore • Vernon H. Buller Marvin E. Lohmeyer • Leland F. Wendling Elmer E. Rodenberg • William Hoffman Jr. Orville D. . . . — Map (db m81268) WM

Kansas (Harvey County), Hesston — Pioneer Trails
Chisholm Trail Beaten hard by the hoofs of millions of Longhorns coming from as far as southern Texas between the years of 1867 to 1871 this trail wound northward approximately one half mile east of here. In one year alone over 600,000 . . . — Map (db m61102) HM
Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — 1871 Water Well Memorial
Santa Fe engineers were surveying and platting the Newton town site on Section 17 in March 1871. Captain David L. Payne, state legislator from this district, and other early settlers saw the urgent need for domestic drinking water. Captain Payne . . . — Map (db m56891) HM
Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Bernhard Warkentin
This Victorian house was built for Bernhard and Wilhelmina Warkentin in 1886-87. Bernhard was born in 1847 in the Mennonite village of Altonau, Ukraine. His father was a prominent miller. In 1872 he came to the U.S. to find new land. His letters . . . — Map (db m56848) HM
Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Coastal Defense Cannon — A Civil War Memorial
This cannon used in coastal defense during the Civil War was secured through the efforts of Judson Kilpatrick st No. 36, G.A.R. and Congressman Chester I. Long. Presented to Mayor George W. Young for City of Newton by Hon. J. G. Wood, Topeka, on . . . — Map (db m56919) HM
Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Mennonite Settler
The "Mennonite Settler," designed and sculpted by artist Max Nixon (1915-2000), was dedicated by the City of Newton September 10, 1942. Funding came from citizens of Newton, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Works Progress Administration . . . — Map (db m53494) HM
Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Newton Carnegie Library
On April 15, 1903 construction began on this site. The Cottonwood stone, red brick facade and Ionic columns combined to provide a striking addition to Main Street Newton. The two story building was designed by W.W. Rose, and constructed by . . . — Map (db m56851) HM
Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Railroad Savings and Loan Building — 1925
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m53503) HM
Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Santa Fe Steam Locomotive #1880 — Pride of the Prairie • Work Horse of the Plains — Prairie (2-6-2) Type
Donated to the City of Newton by the Santa Fe Nov. 18, 1955. Engine 1880 and 86 other Prairie type engines built in 1906-1907 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. They were used in various types of service for 46 years which was a longer period of . . . — Map (db m56922) HM
Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Unknown Dead of the Civil War
Erected to the memory of The Unknown Dead 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m53507) HM
Kansas (Harvey County), Sedgwick — Purple Heart Trail in Kansas — "Freedom Isn't Free" — Dedicated to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines Wounded or Killed in Action
On 13 May 2003, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, proclaimed the Eisenhower Insterstate Highway System in Kansas, as the "Purple Heart Trail." This trail memorializes those heroic service members who have had the Purple Heart medal bestowed on . . . — Map (db m56916) HM
Kansas (Harvey County), Walton — 61 — Turkey Red Wheat
Children in Russia hand-picked the first seeds of this famous winter wheat for Kansas. They belonged to Mennonite Colonies preparing to emigrate from the steppes to the America prairies. A peace-loving sect, originally from Holland, the . . . — Map (db m53056) HM

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