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Arkalon and the Samson of the Cimarron Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
Arkalon and the Samson of the Cimarron Marker
Kansas (Seward County), Kismet — 93 — Arkalon and the Samson of the Cimarron
Many Kansas towns originated as potential railroad centers. Three miles west of this marker Arkalon was founded in 1888 at the Cimarron river crossing of the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska railway, a part of the Rock Island. Town lots were cheap, and . . . — Map (db m55275) HM
Kansas (Seward County), Kismet — 92 — Fargo Springs and Springfield
The importance of railroads to the early settlement and prosperity of the West is nowhere better illustrated than in the stories of two Seward county towns. Fargo Springs, founded in 1885 about three miles south of here, was the first town . . . — Map (db m78811) HM
Kansas (Seward County), Liberal — International Pancake DayOfficial Starting Line of the International Pancake Race
R. J. Leete, Liberal, Kansas Jaycee President in 1950, issued a challenge to Vicar Ronald Collins of Olney, England to turn his 500-year-old race into an international event....thus beginning a Shrove Tuesday tradition of peace, goodwill and . . . — Map (db m65682) HM
Kansas (Seward County), Liberal — Liberal Memorial Library
Founded by Liberal Women's Club 1904 ————————— This Edifice erected to the memory of the U.S. Armed Forces of Seward County Kansas who served in World War I, II, and . . . — Map (db m65681) HM WM
Kansas (Seward County), Liberal — Original Hand-Dug Well
Approximately four-tenths of a mile south of this fountain and marker on Seymour S. Rogers' homestead was the original hand-dug well which gave Liberal its name. In 1885 Rogers began offering free water from this well to settlers and . . . — Map (db m65696) HM
Kansas (Seward County), Liberal — 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 replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . — Map (db m88499) HM
Kansas (Seward County), Liberal — Seward County War Dead and Missing in Action
Dedicated to all Seward County military personnel killed or missing in action overseas World War I Charles Maxwell ∙ Alfred Lane ∙ Lawrence M. Wimmer ∙ Lee Larner ∙ Tommy Beecher ∙ George W. Thompson . . . — Map (db m80812) WM
Kansas (Seward County), Liberal — The Pioneer Mother of KansasIn Loving Memory Of
With faith in God, she built a home for her family in the wilderness; she overcame loneliness with tenderness, she set an example for all of us by her perseverance & steadfastness [Dedicated] May 30, 1961 — Map (db m65671) HM
Kansas (Seward County), Liberal — War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those who offered their lives in the service of our country ———————— In memory of David Rathkey Maidenhead, Berkshire, England; Stephen Driscoll . . . — Map (db m65687) WM
Kansas (Seward County), Liberal — 114 — When Coronado came to Kansas
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, with 36 soldiers and Father Juan de Padilla, marched north from the Rio Grande valley in the spring of 1541. Coronado's objective was the land of Quivira, described to the Spaniards as a fabulously wealthy kingdom . . . — Map (db m55274) HM

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