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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hutchinson
Hutchinson, Kansas and Vicinity
▶ Reno County (34) ▶ Harvey County (20) ▶ Kingman County (9) ▶ McPherson County (60) ▶ Pratt County (13) ▶ Rice County (20) ▶ Sedgwick County (129) ▶ Stafford County (7)
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Built on the site of E.L. Johnson's horseshoeing business, the American Hotel was in operation until it became the Anchor Inn in 1975 — — Map (db m53363) HM|
| Altered 1960, rehabilitated 1991. Housed Bussinger Clothiers, Hoagland Clothing, Watson's Clothing and other offices and a boarding house. — — Map (db m40070) HM|
| Since its original construction, the Highley or Sidlinger Block has always housed a bank or other financial institution. — — Map (db m40079) HM|
|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|
| Facade added 1925.
The European Hotel was
listed in 1909 as occupying
the upper level. — — Map (db m40069) 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|
This building housed the Hess Feed Store in 1919; by 1933 it is Dillon Mercantile. In 1951 it became B & Main Restaurant — — Map (db m53361) HM|
This rare two-story auto facility housed the Hutchinson Auto and Tractor School in the 1920's. WWII sailors danced at the Oak Leaf Ballroom on the 2nd floor. — — Map (db m53366) 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|
Built on the site of Colee's Harness Shop, The Hutchinson Gazette occupied this building in 1919. It later became the Hutchinson Implement Co., then McKenzie's Body Shop. — — Map (db m53365) HM|
| has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Est. 1931 — — Map (db m40064) HM|
| Replaced original 1899 Krous Building, altered 1960, rehabilitated 1988. Housed Jenkins & Sons Music, Jones O'Neal Shoes and now Payton Optical. — — Map (db m40081) HM|
|This store, which has housed a grocery store, shoe repair, pawn shop and loan office is one of the oldest frame structures in Hutchinson. — — Map (db m53359) 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|
| O'Brian sold his medicinal oil from this site. Later, for many years, the building was used as a billiards parlor. — — Map (db m53358) 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|
Lest We Forget
of All Soldiers and Sailors
Loyal to Our Flag — — Map (db m40082) HM|
| Site of the first building solely a hotel, the 1871 Reno Hotel was replaced in 1912 by the Reno House. The American National Bank Building became Hutchinson National Bank. — — Map (db m40041) 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|
| This building has housed Star Clothiers, Nussbaum's and Meschkes Men's Clothing. — — Map (db m40067) HM|
| The Strand Theater occupied this site in 1913. It later was called the Deluxe Theater. — — Map (db m40044) 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|
| This tablet
erected in honor of
Warren G. Harding
of the United States
who spoke in this park
June 23, 1923 — — Map (db m40083) HM|
| An early skylight drew Morton Interiors, McInturff Photo Studio and Three Sisters Clothing Store. Site originally was a livery stable. — — Map (db m40076) 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|