“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Blue Rapids, Kansas

Clickable Map of Marshall County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Marshall County, KS (39) Nemaha County, KS (20) Pottawatomie County, KS (38) Riley County, KS (28) Washington County, KS (4) Gage County, NE (33) Pawnee County, NE (13)  MarshallCounty(39) Marshall County (39)  NemahaCounty(20) Nemaha County (20)  PottawatomieCounty(38) Pottawatomie County (38)  RileyCounty(28) Riley County (28)  WashingtonCounty(4) Washington County (4)  GageCountyNebraska(33) Gage County (33)  PawneeCounty(13) Pawnee County (13)
Marysville is the county seat for Marshall County
Blue Rapids is in Marshall County
      Marshall County (39)  
      Nemaha County (20)  
      Pottawatomie County (38)  
      Riley County (28)  
      Washington County (4)  
      Gage County, Nebraska (33)  
      Pawnee County, Nebraska (13)  
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1Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — A Quiet and Restful Place
To cross the high western mountains before the fall snow storms arrived, many emigrant wagon trains headed for the Oregon or California territories left Independence, Missouri, in mid April to early May. The downside to leaving too early often . . . Map (db m79152) HM
2Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — A Respite In The Wilderness — Alcove Spring
The water is of the most excellent kind. The spring is surrounded with Ash Cotton wood and Cedar trees. It is an excellent place to camp for a day or two to wash, recruit the cattle etc. I this day cut the name of the spring in the rock on . . . Map (db m79134) HM
3Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Alcove Spring Park
Alcove Spring Park consists of more than 200 acres of native prairie and timber land maintained for the preservation of this historic camping ground on the Oregon-California trail and for the enjoyment of our visitors. The park is owned . . . Map (db m79116) HM
4Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — 26 — Alcove Springs & the Oregon Trail
Six miles northwest is Alcove Springs, named in 1846 by appreciative travelers on the Oregon trail who carved the name on the surrounding rocks and trees. One described the Springs as "a beautiful cascade of water... altogether one of the most . . . Map (db m79113) HM
5Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Blue Rapids Public Library — 1874
Entered on the National Register of Historic Places March 17, 1972Map (db m78929) HM
6Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Blue Rapids Station Bell
Ringing loudly at the City's first station, this fire bell was once used to call our firemen to duty. The bell was donated by Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Gellinger in memory of Jeff Wise, long time firefighter and employee of the City of Blue RapidsMap (db m78928) HM
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7Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Gigantic Glaciers — The Monument to the Ice Age — Blue Rapids, Kansas —
Huge continental glaciers, hundreds of feet thick, came from the north to northeastern Kansas in at least two different episodes carrying rocks, gravel, sand, and a special clay called loess to the Blue Rapids area. Our fertile soils and . . . Map (db m78960) HM
8Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Historic Holm Cabin
This log cabin was built by Swedish emigrants Frank and Augusta Sjoholm in the mid 1870's on their farm eight miles southeast of Blue Rapids. Hewn logs of oak were used in the 12 X 26 foot cabin. The lengthwise logs were spliced by being shaped . . . Map (db m78930) HM
9Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Historical Baseball Game — Chicago White Sox vs. New York Giants — October 24, 1913 • Blue Rapids, Kansas —
This field was the site of a 1913 game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants, winners of the national league pennant that year. Teams consisted of players from other major league teams, who were on a world tour. Blue Rapids was . . . Map (db m79095) HM
10Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Ice Age — The Monument to the Ice Age — Blue Rapids, Kansas —
The age of ice made great changes in the Earth's climate. From 1.6 million to 10,000 years ago the climate chilled, glaciers formed and advanced and retreated at least twice. Advancing glaciers squeezed zones where plants, people and other . . . Map (db m78957) HM
11Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Oldest Rocks in Kansas — The Monument to the Ice Age — Blue Rapids, Kansas —
The oldest rocks in Kansas can be found right here in Blue Rapids. They are called Sioux Quartzite, a metamorphosed red sandstone originally deposited as sand in riverbeds, buried, and made extremely hard by heat and pressure. This quartzite was . . . Map (db m78958) HM
12Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Oldest Roundabout in Kansas
[Also] 1874 - Public Library Blue Rapids MuseumMap (db m78926) HM
13Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — Oregon Trail Memorial Garden
Dedicated to Gregory M. Franzwa 1926 - 2009 Friend of Alcove Spring Historian-Writer-Publisher Founder of the Oregon-California Trails AssociationMap (db m79119) HM
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14Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — The 1840s American Dream — Alcove Spring
Stranded by heavy flood waters on the bank of the Big Blue River, 100 members of the Donner and Reed Wagon Train waited for several days anticipating that the spring runoff would begin to subside. Sarah Keyes, James Reed's mother-in-law, . . . Map (db m79137) HM
15Kansas (Marshall County), Blue Rapids — War Memorial
Blue Rapids Boys in the Service 1914 - 18 Died in Service George Bedford • Clarence L Cole • William E Netz • William J Rombeck • Emil Vopata • Raphael L Zidek [Honor Roll of Veterans] Marshall County WWII Casualties James . . . Map (db m79091) WM
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Dec. 5, 2022