Buildings that once stood here were constructed in 1909 as the Coliseum Hotel and Saltwater Natatorium. The Coliseum Hotel was designed on a European plan offering 75 guest rooms, commodious dining room, library and a fine gymnasium and the only . . . — — Map (db m63471) HM
In 1920, a group of PSU students organized themselves as the Gorillas, a '20s slang term for roughnecks, with the purpose to promote school spirit. In 1925, the student body unanimously adopted the ferocious beast as the school mascot. The Gorilla, . . . — — Map (db m40010) HM
Gas escaping under pressure from storage facilities 4 miles away traveled underground and emerged through the open well inside the building. The gas ignited, producing a large explosion and initiating the Hutchinson Gas Crisis on January 17, . . . — — Map (db m63473) HM
A man must rise above the Earth to the top of the atmosphere and beyond, and only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.
Socrates (circa 399 BC)
On December 13, 1972, at 11:40:56 p.m. (CST), Apollo 17 Commander . . . — — Map (db m62881) HM
Outhouses, sometimes referred to as "backhouses" or "privies", were once a common sight across America. Made from a variety of materials and from various designs, outhouses functioned as restrooms for those who did not have indoor plumbing. Usually . . . — — Map (db m40094) HM
The question of how to encourage further settlement of its western territories and the State of Kansas prompted the Federal Government to create the Homestead Act in 1862. Among the basic requirements of the Homestead Act, a settler had to file a . . . — — Map (db m40084) HM
(on the plaque:)
Salt was discovered in Reno County Sept. 27, 1887 approximately 90 rods to the west
Erected by Uvedale Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
The Barton Salt Co.
The Carey Salt Co.
The Morton Salt Co. . . . — — Map (db m140388) HM
The First National Bank of Hutchinson, Hutchinson's first bank, has been located on the corner of Sherman and Main since 1876, when the first building was purchased from C.C. Hutchinson. In 1911 on Lot 1, architect Daniel Burnham designed . . . — — Map (db m63470) HM
In the early 1930s, the Kansas State Teachers College students were known as the "Yaps." Not fond of the name, legendary coach Vic Trusler suggested to Cecil Carle of the Emporia Gazette that the team be called the "Yellow Jackets" because . . . — — Map (db m40032) HM
It was 1904 when Wichita State University was known as Fairmoun[t] College that R.J. Kirk (Class of 1907), a football manager, invented the name "Wheat Shockers" for posters to advertise a game against the Chilocco Indians. It was shortened to . . . — — Map (db m40004) HM
The University of Kansas is home to a mythical bird with a fascinating history: the Jayhawk. The legendary KU mascot originated in the 1850s border war in Kansas Territory over the question of slavery. No one knows the true origin of the term . . . — — Map (db m40037) HM
Our mascot has a mysterious past. The Tiger has existed in various forms since 1914, but there is no conclusive historical record of its creation. Some evidence suggests that it may have been the brainchild of W.A. Lewis, our first president. . . . — — Map (db m40029) HM
"Originally known as the Aggies," the term "Wildcats" was first adopted for Kansas State University athletic teams in 1915 when football coach "Jawn" Bender called his players wildcats after they fought to a 0 - 0 tie with Missouri.
"Willie the . . . — — Map (db m40005) HM
1882 Opera House preceded Vernon Wiley's $350,000, 1912 Classical Revival style skyscraper, tallest building west of the Mississippi, home of Hutchinson Board of Trade and Wiley's Department Store. — — Map (db m40058) HM
Windmills were once a common sight across the Great Plains and played an important role in the settlement of the American West. Windmills allowed settlers to farm the fertile plains in areas not blessed with abundant streams and rivers. Used . . . — — Map (db m40093) HM
Hutchinson Daily News
September 28, 1887
A Magnificent Vein of Pure Salt Struck
in the Gas Well Yesterday-
Enought to Pay Abundantly for Working
if Gas is not Found . . . — — Map (db m62744) HM