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Bandstand in Humboldt City Square image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
Bandstand in Humboldt City Square
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — 50th Anniversary of Humboldt
Bandstand erected 1907 commemorating 50th Anniversary of Humboldt Plaque presented to City of Humboldt July 4, 1976 "Bicentennial" — Map (db m57434) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Abel Secrest
Farmer Abel Secrest was shot by Confederates Oct. 14, 1861 after refusing to give up his mules. — Map (db m57471) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Aunt Polly Crosby's Cabin Site
Aunt Polly Crosby, First Mother of the Church, Poplar Grove Baptist. Site of her cabin. — Map (db m57483) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Block House Recruiting Station
A Block House was built here, used as a recruting station, part of Log Town. — Map (db m57482) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Civil War Monument
Dedicated to the Citizens of Humboldt, Kansas, past and present, who believe the strength of a community lies in its faith in God and each other, its integrity, and its commitment to freedom for all. Humboldt, Kansas "A Delightful Place" . . . — Map (db m57436) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Colonel Irvine
Confederate Col. Irvine invited himself to supper at the Wakefield's, sparing the house from burning. — Map (db m57480) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Colonel Orlin Thurston
Commanded Allen County Troops Found dying Secrest Saw Mill Owner. State Senator. Founded Newspaper. Abolitionist. — Map (db m57472) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Confederate Soldier
was shot here Oct. 14, 1861, as he tried to remove Union flag. — Map (db m57465) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — George Alexander Sweatt
George A. Sweatt Park is named for Humboldt native, George Sweatt, born December 12, 1893. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1912. Following military service in World War I, he attended Pittsburg State University from 1920 to 1922. A good . . . — Map (db m57489) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — German Evangelical Church, 1860
Under the brick veneer is the framework of the original German Evangelical Church, 1860. — Map (db m57473) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Humboldt Underground Railroad
On the East Bank [of the Neosho River], escaped slaves traveled through caves and tunnels to secret Underground Railroad stations. — Map (db m57486) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — J. A. Coffey
Founder of Humboldt 1857 and Coffeyville 1869 — Map (db m57469) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Kate Burnett
Kate Burnett saved $25,000 in land warrants by hiding them in tall grass behind Land Office. — Map (db m57463) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Neosho River Log Town
Among scrub oaks along the Neosho [River], log town housed soldiers of the Kansas 9th — Map (db m57466) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — O'Brien's Mill
Home Guard quartered at O'Brien's Mill. Confederate soldiers burned the mill. — Map (db m57487) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Rev. D. D. Payne1844 - 1918

First Pastor Poplar Grove Baptist Church — Map (db m80597) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Sad Saga of Vegetarian Creek — .7M South Turn Left
In Mid-March, 1856, the first emigrants of the Vegetarian Settlement Company set out for the Neosho River Valley in Kansas Territory. Henry S. Clubb promoted Kans. Terr. as a permanent home for believers in Vegetarianism, hydropahty, and . . . — Map (db m57499) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Safety Follows WisdomPortland Cement Association Safety Trophy
. . . — Map (db m128641) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Sophia Fussman
During burning of Humboldt, Sophia Fussman saved valuables on a feather bed thrown down her well. — Map (db m57470) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Veterans Memorial
Lest We Forget Those Who Serve [Armed Forces and POW/MIA Emblems] — Map (db m57430) WM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Veterans Memorial
Memorial to Veterans of All Wars In Memory of Vicksburg Post No. 72 Grand Army of the Republic 1861 - 1865 Lawton Circle No. 97 Ladies of the G.A.R. — Map (db m66605) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Walter Johnson Birth Site
On November 6, 1887, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Walter Perry Johnson was born on this farm site. In 1901, he moved with his family into the town of Humboldt. During a career with the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927, he became famous for . . . — Map (db m57497) HM

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