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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Nicodemus, Kansas
Location of Nicodemus, Kansas
► Graham County (11) ► Gove County (1) ► Norton County (0) ► Phillips County (1) ► Rooks County (1) ► Sheridan County (14) ► Trego County (2)
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Dedicated 2020 to honor the six Army Air Force Personnel of 100th Bomb Group, 350th Bomb Squadron lost when their B-17F Bomber crashed north of Bogue, Kansas during a ferry flight from Casper Army Air Base to Tinker Field, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma . . . — — Map (db m153428) HM WM|
|The present structure of the First Baptist Church was completed in 1907 and was built around an earlier and smaller church. The stucco exterior was added in the 1940's. After the exterior of the present building was completed, the older structure . . . — — Map (db m131532) HM|
The harsh Kansas prairie inspired the Nicodemus AME (African Methodist Episcopal) congregation even more to their faith. Rev. Jerry Meyers and five others organized the church in 1879.
Members first met in dugouts and then in the First . . . — — Map (db m154731) HM|
Eager for word from loved ones back home, people gathered at the St. Francis Hotel when the mail wagon arrived. The right, upright section of this building was the original limestone St. Francis Hotel, Nicodemus' first stone building along the . . . — — Map (db m154732) HM|
| "Nicodemus was growing into a busy little town. New houses were being built by people coming in. Different enterprises began to originate. Conditions began to improve."— Nettie Craig Teacher 1886
Main Street Nicodemus grew out of hard . . . — — Map (db m131531) HM|
|Cuisine Good Food, Great TraditionGood food and small cafes have long been a tradition in Nicodemus, although most businesses are now gone. Ernestine’s Bar-B-Q is the last restaurant in town. The legendary Ernestine VanDuvall’s . . . — — Map (db m131525) HM|
In July, 1877 Negro “exodusters” from Kentucky established a settlement here in the Promised Land of Kansas which they named Nicodemus. Although the colonists lacked sufficient tools, seed and money they managed to survive the first . . . — — Map (db m154733) HM|
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1886 First TeamNicodemus' first baseball team was organized in 1886. The Manager was Joe Patterson. Members: F. Turner, Ed Patterson, George Duncan, A.G. Van Duvall, Sanford G. Craig, Silas Hays, Alvin Miller, H.S. Henrie, . . . — — Map (db m131533) HM|
|Zach T. Fletcher's hotel was built in 1881 and is the two-story stuccoed portion to the right. It originally featured a cut limestone appearance with a one story stone kitchen addition on the east. It also served as the site of the first post office . . . — — Map (db m131530) HM|
| "One of the main things we did at (Nico)Demus was skate and dance at the Hall at Christmas. Oh man, old young tried to skate." Bernard Bates, Nicodemus descendant
Construction of the Township Hall gave Nicodemus a community . . . — — Map (db m154729) HM|
Sunday school, prayer meetings, gospel singing, spirited preaching, church suppers, and special events all graced the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church. Churches are the cornerstone of black communities throughout the US.
Before . . . — — Map (db m154730) HM|