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"Minisa" Bridge and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2011
"Minisa" Bridge and Marker
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — "Minisa" Bridge — 1932
"Red Water at Sunset" from the tribal tongue of the Zuni Indians Honoring Thurlow Lieurance Composer of "Minisa" — Map (db m60545) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — 1854 Treaty Oration Excerpt — Chief Seattle of the Suquamish — American Indian Trail Walk Path
When the last red man has vanished from the earth, and his memory is only the shadow of a cloud moving across the prairie, these shores and forests will still hold the spirit of my People, for they love the earth as a newborn loves its mother's . . . — Map (db m56748) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — 99 Words & Phrases Coined by Shakespeare — Wichita Art Museum Trail Walk Path
Truth Will Out • Salad Days •Send Packing • Knock Knock! Who's There? • What The Dickens • Wear My Heart Upon My Sleeve • Bated Breath • The Game Is Up • Love Is Blind • Breathed His Last • Itching Palm • Forever And A Day • Goodness Sake • World's . . . — Map (db m56434) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — A. S. Parks and A. E. Jones Building — Built 1913 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built As Warehouse For $14,000 First Tenant: Rumely Products Company of Indiana Builder: MacLean Construction Company, Chicago, IL Renovated: 2006 as Rumely Condominiums Historic Address: 701 East Second Current Address: 242 N. . . . — Map (db m56448) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Advance Rumely Building — Built 1916 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built For Commercial & Manufacturing (Second of 3 Buildings) Original Spelling Rumely Changed in the 1930's to Rumley Historic Address: 239 N. Rock Island Current Address: 238 N. Mead — Map (db m56446) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — American Gold Star Mothers
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Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Area History
This site, originally platted in December, 1870, dates back to Wichita's early development with the establishment of the Wichita & Southwestern Railroad, later absorbed by the Santa Fe System. The railroad was completed at Wichita in May, 1872 . . . — Map (db m60594) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Bicentennial Flag Memorial — Introduction
Dedicated to the many veterans who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. Flags have traditionally been symbols of persons united in some common association or effort. Within the American heritage, there have been many diverse interests . . . — Map (db m56932) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Bicentennial of the Birth of George Washington
To Inspire Patriotism and Loyalty and to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Birth of George Washington [Erected] February 1932 — Map (db m56280) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Bicentennial of the Birth of George Washington
To Inspire Patriotism and Loyalty and to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Birth of George Washington [Erected] February 1932 — Map (db m60561) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Brokers Office & Warehouse Company Building — Built 1929 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
. . . — Map (db m56507) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Buffalo — The Source of Life — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
While the Plains Indians hunted many kinds of animals, their very existence depended on the buffalo. The massive creatures supplied most of the meat for their diet. Every part of the great animal was used. Nothing was wasted. From the buffalo they . . . — Map (db m56808) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Ceremonial Pipes — The Ceremonial Pipe — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
The pipe was central to tribal social and ceremonial life. A shared pipe sealed a friendship, a trade agreement, a treaty. The solemn act of smoking a pipe was usually part of a group ritual or observance, such as in council, in which the pipe . . . — Map (db m56789) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Ceremony — Sacred Songs and Objects — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
The Plains Indians drew inspiration and power from their ceremonies. Using sacred prayer songs, objects and dances, accompanied by ritual drumming and rattling, the people created a spiritual atmosphere to induce visions and revelations. . . . — Map (db m56829) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Chiefs — A Title of Honor — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
The Plains Indian chief was not an autocratic ruler. The title was honorary, although an exceptionally powerful personality could exert great influence. As a rule, any power exercised within the tribe was done so by the total body of responsible . . . — Map (db m56790) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Chisholm Trail — 1865-1874
. . . — Map (db m78772) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Circle of Life
For the Plains Indian, the sacred hoop was the all-encompassing symbol of the entire world, with one half of the circle representing the physical realm, the other the spiritual. Equally significant was the number four. The four quadrants of the . . . — Map (db m56749) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Erected A.D. 1912 by the People of Sedgwick County, Kansas in memory of the Union Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War The Union is perpetual Abraham Lincoln Let us have peace Gen. Grant If any man attempts to . . . — Map (db m56422) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Coleman — Member of WSU Baseball Founders Club
A beacon of light in the community since 1901, The Coleman Company has provided many products that bring together family and friends for lifelong outdoor memories. "Coleman Hill" is a living example of their commitment to Wichita. Thank you . . . — Map (db m56351) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Coleman Co. Inc. Factory Building — Built 1936 - 1937 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Housed Coleman's Machine Shop Historic Address: 253 N. Mead Current Address: 255 N. Mead — Map (db m56447) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Coleman Company — 1909 — No. 220 N. St. Francis
1909 W.C. Coleman built a factory at 220 N. St. Francis. It served as the company headquarters for most of the twentieth century. In 1889, Coleman found the lamp that would change his life. The "Efficient Lamp" had mantles, not wicks, and . . . — Map (db m56568) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Coleman Lamp & Stove Building — Built 1912 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built For Manufacturing Remodeled: 2002 Historic Address: 201 Moore Avenue Current Address: 201 N. Mead — Map (db m56435) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Coleman Lamp & Stove Building — Built 1945 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built For Manufacturing Architect: Schmidt, Boucher & Overend, Wichita, Kansas Remodeled: 2002 Historic Address: 213 Moore Avenue Current Address: 213 N. Mead — Map (db m56436) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Coleman Lamp & Stove Building — Built 1945 - 1950 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built For Metal Stamping Department Historic Address: 217 Moore Avenue Current Address: 213 N. Mead — Map (db m56442) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Coleman Lamp & Stove Building — Built 1945 - 1950 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built For Shear Department Historic Address: 233 Moore Avenue Current Address: 213 N. Mead — Map (db m56443) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Coleman Lamp & Stove Building — Built 1945 and 1950 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Historic Address: 235 Moore Avenue Current Address: 225 N. Mead — Map (db m56444) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — College Hill Streetcar No. 230 — People of Kansas Trail Walk Path
"it (streetcar 230 on the College Hill line) is a moving...collection of junk, rattling and torturing its inmates in a manner that would bring tears to the eyes of the turnkey of a Russian prison...If you can stand up in the car for a mile after . . . — Map (db m60620) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Columbus Standard — Bicentennial Flag Memorial
European interest was first represented in the “New World” by the Viking Banner of Leif Ericson and other intrepid Norse adventurers. This banner, according to tradition, made its way to Iceland, Greenland and presumably North America . . . — Map (db m56936) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Commander In Chief's Personal Flag — Bicentennial Flag Memorial
During the 1700’s, the political and economic interests of the colonists began to enlarge and disputes began to develop with Great Britain. After the defeat of the French and their expulsion in 1763, the colonists could focus even more of their . . . — Map (db m56943) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Commercial / Residential Buildings — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built 1897-1903 Renovated: 2004 Historic & Current Address: 800 East Douglas Built 1897-1903 Renovated: 2004 Historic & Current Address: 802 East Douglas — Map (db m60621) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Commercial Building — Built 1908 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Historic Address: 125/127 N. Rock Island Current Address: 125 N. Rock Island — Map (db m56485) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Confederate Flag — Bicentennial Flag Memorial
As secession swept the South, various state banners were created to symbolize the "independence" movement. Soon the Confederacy found it necessary, however, to adopt an appropriate "national" flag. The first was the famous Stars and Bars. During . . . — Map (db m107792) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers
This marker locates the original confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers. On August 15, 1865, near this point Jesse Chisholm met with the Plains Indian chiefs and headmen to agree on a treaty signing which occurred the following . . . — Map (db m60589) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Delano Township
Delano, the town located west of the Arkansas River was a colorful locale. Although the violence in this area was over-dramatized, it remained as a place of drunkenness, gambling, gunplay, and prostitution. The most popular and dramatized gun battle . . . — Map (db m78774) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Don't Spit on the Sidewalk — Samuel J. Crumbine — Exploration Trail Walk Path
Samuel J. Crumbine (1862-1954) was a Pennsylvania native who established a medical practice in Dodge City in the 1880s. He became executive officer of the State Board of Health in 1906, and was famous for his efforts to improve hygiene by . . . — Map (db m56717) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Dorado SS (248) — Dedicated to the Crew of the Submarine SS Dorado
In Honor of one of 52 Submarines on Eternal Patrol [Honor Roll of Lost Crew Members] The United States Submarine Veterans organization of WWII was founded in 1955 and federally chartered in 1981. The chapter representing each state of the . . . — Map (db m56635) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Dream Animals — The Strength of the Shield — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
Animals that appeared in dreams, it was believed, could convey strength to the shield of a warrior. Special medicines made from "dream animals," such as the eagle or buffalo, were tied to the shield or placed under the outer cover. Long pendants . . . — Map (db m56753) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Eagles — Lords of the Air — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
To the Plains Indians, the eagle was a lord of the air, symbolizing both ferocity and purity. It flies high in the atmosphere where the air is the clearest and where, in the belief of many Indians, the Great Spirit resides. In fact, it was said . . . — Map (db m56792) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Edwin A. Ulrich
This building is named in honor of Edwin A. Ulrich New York Businessman Art Collector and Benefactor of the University — Map (db m56223) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Engine House #6 — Kansas Firefighters Museum — Wichita Fire Department
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Kansas Preservation Alliance Award for Excellence The benches on the Memorial Plaza have been placed here . . . — Map (db m56429) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — F. G. & C. H. Smyth & Sons Building — Built 1912 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Historic Address: 120/122 N. Rock Island Current Address: 117 N. Mosley — Map (db m56477) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — F. G. & C. H. Smyth & Sons Building — Built 1905; Rebuilt 1912 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Builder: Martin Carroll Construction Company, Kansas City, Missouri Architect: Fred G. McCune, Wichita, KS Historic Address: 115/125 N. Mead Current Address: 121 N. Mead — Map (db m56512) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Fifty Star Flag — Bicentennial Flag Memorial
With the admission of Alaska in 1959 and Hawaii in 1960, the present fifty-star flag came into being. Like other flags of our nation, the fifty-star flag has seen the varied conditions that can beset a dynamic association of peoples. Under it, the . . . — Map (db m56971) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Fiske Hall
Named in Honor of Mrs. Charlotte M. Morse Fiske Wrentham, Massachusetts Benefactor of Fairmount College Cornerstone: October 28, 1904 Dedication: June 6, 1906 Norman S. Patton, Architect, Chicago Wichita Contractors: J. V. Wood, . . . — Map (db m56254) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Fiske Hall Centennial Celebration — October 26, 2004
Fiske Hall was the men’s dormitory of Fairmount College from 1906 to 1926 and served as an army barracks in both World Wars. Beginning with the municipal university period in 1926, Fiske provided classroom and office space for various academic and . . . — Map (db m56256) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Flag of Fifteen Stripes — Bicentennial Flag Memorial
Like the new nation, the first Stars and Stripes would see fuller development with the passage of time. Under the much-debated Articles of Confederation of 1781, it was agreed that America would create self-governing States in the western domain . . . — Map (db m56959) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Fleet Marine Force Navy Hospital Corpsmen
In recognition of those U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman [sic] who served with the Fleet Marine Force in Peacetime and in War — Map (db m56577) WM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Forty-Eight Star Flag — Bicentennial Flag Memorial
The obligations and responsibilities of becoming an imperial power as a result of the Spanish-American War quickly multiplied. The international problems that arose in Latin America, in the Philippines, and in China saw the first application of . . . — Map (db m56970) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Forty-Five Star Flag — Bicentennial Flag Memorial
The United States emerged from the ordeal of the Civil War with deep gulfs of mistrust and bitterness. Reconstruction was lengthy. Then during the 1870's the natural wealth of the country, the industrious people, further expansion beyond the . . . — Map (db m56967) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — French Tricolor — Bicentennial Flag Memorial
With the Revolution won and the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the United States was extended westward to the Mississippi River. To the west of the Mississippi, the French Tricolor waved over French Louisiana until the purchase of that . . . — Map (db m56947) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Gene Stephenson's Wichita State University All Americans
All Americans [List of WSU Baseball Players] Freshmen All Americans [List of WSU Baseball Players] Scholastic All Americans [List of WSU Baseball Players] [All Americans Marker Symbol Designations] "Star" . . . — Map (db m56286) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — George Innes Dry Goods — Built 1919-1920 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Builder: George Herman Siedhoff Original Owner: George Innes Dry Goods Construction Cost: $1,000,000 Reinforced Concrete Building Original & Historic Address: 701 East First —————— In Honor of . . . — Map (db m56433) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Gerald and Shannon Michaud — Members of WSU Baseball Founders Club
Nationally renowned trial lawyer, graduate of Washburn University Law School, tremendously successful for over 49 years, together with his wife, Shannon, have graciously given to the community, as well as WSU Baseball. Their concern for others and . . . — Map (db m56350) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Gold Star Families — Spouses • Children • Parents • Siblings
In Memory Of Our Loved Ones You Will Never Be Forgotten Freedom Is Not Free Dedicated Nov. 2003 — Map (db m56723) WM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Grand Union Flag — Bicentennial Flag Memorial
The first national flag is commonly identified as the Grand Union Flag. Although it was never officially approved or recognized, it was this flag that came to symbolize the growing pride in the name America and the strengthening union between the . . . — Map (db m56945) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Grant-Billingsley Warehouse — Built 1923 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built For The Grant-Billingsley Fruit Company (Second of 4 Buildings) Architect: Glenn H. Thomas, Wichita, Ks. Historic Address: 141/143 N. Rock Island Current Address: 143 N. Rock Island — Map (db m56505) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Harry "Hap" Bledsoe — Member of WSU Baseball Founders Club — Developer • Civic Leader • Philanthropist
Came to Wichita in 1958 and developed Resthaven Gardens of memory and Resthaven Funeral Home from a wheat field into one of the Midwest's most beautiful Cemeteries; past president of the International Cemetery and Funeral Home Assn. and in 1998 . . . — Map (db m56329) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Hauser Garrison Dry Goods Building — Built 1915 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built for line of overalls, shirts and other work clothes Historic & Current Address: 700 East Douglas — Map (db m60619) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Innes Wholesale Furniture / City Ice Delivery — 1919
Innes Wholesale Furniture Co. No. 701 E. First 1919 When the George Innes Dry Goods Warehouse opened in 1919, it bought, manufactured and sold furniture and home furnishings. 1998 The building was converted into Innes Station, . . . — Map (db m56573) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Isaac N. Hockaday Building — Built 1908 - 1909 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built To Manufacture Paint For The Hockaday Paint Co. Historic Address: 140/148 N. Mosley Current Address: 150 N. Mosley — Map (db m56453) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Isaac N. Hockaday Building — Built 1905 - 1906 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built To Manufacture Paint And Paint Products Historic Address: 140/142 N. Mosley Current Address: 140 N. Mosley — Map (db m56463) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — It Happened Right Under Our Noses — Albert Alexander Hyde — Exploration Trail Walk Path
Albert Alexander Hyde (1848-1935) was a partner in founding The Yucca Company in 1889, which manufactured and marketed laundry and toilet soap and shaving cream. One of their first products was a cough syrup containing menthol and camphor, and . . . — Map (db m56739) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Jim Yarnell's (Untitled) Smoky Hills of West Virginia (1960) — Wichita Art Museum Trail Walk Path
Though trained as a painter, the medium Jim Yarnell (1917-[2011]) most enjoyed was photography. He was appointed advertising manager of the Beech Aircraft Corporation in Wichita. During the summer of 1962, Yarnell spent 58 days photographing . . . — Map (db m56465) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — John Cheney on Wichita State Basketball — Sports Trail Walk Path
"We've played in tougher places. At Wichita State, those fans would stand up and clap at the beginning of each half, and until their team scores, they don't sit down. We had 'em clapping for four minutes one time...And I think everybody had a . . . — Map (db m56424) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — John Mack Bridge
Built by State Highway Comm. of Kansas Named in honor of John C. Mack State Highway Commissioner of the Fifth District at the time of its authorization State Highway Commission of Kansas Arkansas River Bridge U.S. Highway 81. . . . — Map (db m56426) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Johnson-Frazier Building / Cox Produce Company — 1914
Johnson-Frazier Building Fireproof! Rat-proof! Mouse-proof! This is how the Johnson-Frazier Building's earliest occupant, Wichita Fire Proof Storage Co., billed the concrete and brick Goliath when it opened in 1914. Other businesses were . . . — Map (db m56570) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Kansas Korean War Memorial — 1950 - 1953 — Groundbreaking July 27, 1996 • Dedication June 2, 2001
This memorial is dedicated as a lasting tribute to all the service men and women of the United States Armed Forces from the State of Kansas and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice with their lives on the battlefields of North and . . . — Map (db m57541) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Keen Kutter Building — Built 1905 - 1906 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built as Wholesale Hardware Building at a cost of $250,000 for Morton-Simmons Hardware Co. featuring Keen Kutter Tools and Equipment Architect: Mauran, Russell and Garden, St. Louis, Missouri Builder: Wurster Construction Company, . . . — Map (db m56450) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Keeper of the Plains
Kiowa-Comanche artist Blackbear Bosin donated his famous work, the "Keeper of the Plains," to the citizens of Wichita in May of 1974. The Keeper of the Plains stands at the confluence of the rivers were his ancestors camped. With his face raised . . . — Map (db m56726) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Keeper of the Plains — Blackbear Bosin — American Indian Trail Walk Path
I have a song to sing, To our Mother, the Earth, To our Father, the Sun... To sing this song Because We are all here; We are all here, as one The one that makes us all All... In the hands of the Great Spirit. Blackbear Bosin . . . — Map (db m56750) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Lampl Produce Company Building — Built 1907-1908 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built as a Warehouse for $17,000 Historic Address: 116/118 N. Rock Island Current Address: 111 N. Mosley — Map (db m56473) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Lehmann-Higginson Wholesale Grocery Building — Built 1912 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built as free-standing wholesale grocery warehouse for $70,000 Architect: Fred G. McCune, Wichita, Kansas Renovated: 1998 as Office Historic & Current Address: 800 East First — Map (db m56432) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Marine Corps Memorial — Semper Fidelis
Dedicated to all Marines — Map (db m56576) WM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Maurice Clifton Naftzger — 1884 - 1972
A member of a pioneer banking family which settled in Wichita during the 'boom' period of 1886, Mr. Naftzger devoted nearly seventy years of his life to banking. As an ardent patron of the arts and because of his strong ties to the city he grew . . . — Map (db m60593) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — McCormick Harvester Building — Built 1901 - 1902 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built for $50,000 Historic & Current Address: 704 East Douglas — Map (db m60618) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — McKnight Art Center — Eva Giltner McKnight • J. Hudson McKnight — Willow Dale Place
The McKnight Art Center is a tribute to a pioneer Wichita family. Mrs. McKnight's dream to advance the arts and serve the community, was fulfilled in her generous bequest to the university. — Map (db m56274) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Memorial '70 — To Those Who Died in Colorado October 2, 1970
Marvin G. Brown, Jr. • Donald E. Christian • John W. Duren • Martin E. Harrison • Ronald G. Johnson • Randall B. Kiesau • Malory W. Kimmel • Carl R. Krueger • Stephan A. Moore • Thomas B. Owen, Jr. • Eugene Robinson • Thomas T. Shedden • Richard . . . — Map (db m56277) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — MK-14 Submarine Torpedo
The MK-14 torpedo was developed in the 1930's on a very meager budget. These torpedoes were successfully deployed during World War II, destroying more than four million tons of Japanese shipping. Early in the war the MK-14 proved to be very . . . — Map (db m56634) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Modern Cleaners / Dye Chile — 1922
Modern Cleaners Larkspur Restaurant No. 904-906 E. Douglas 1903-1922 The building located on East Douglas housed a series of businesses; first, James C. Smyth Hide Co., then Beacon Tire, and, in 1922, Modern Cleaners. Dye . . . — Map (db m56574) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Morrison Library
In memory of Nathan Jackson Morrison, LL.D. Founder and President of Fairmount College 1895 - 1907 Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Franklin D. Roosevelt President of the United States Harold L. Ickes . . . — Map (db m56282) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Myra Warren McHenry — People of Kansas Trail Walk Path
. . . — Map (db m56430) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — North High School Indian Head
This unique Indian head was obtained and presented to Wichita High School North by the 1977 Senior Class as a gift from Mrs. Carl (Ethel) Kelley, a pioneer Wichita family. 1977 Senior Class Officers William B. Williams, Pres. Dale A. . . . — Map (db m60532) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — O. A. Boyle Building — Built 1917 - 1918 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built as a Farm Products Warehouse Builder: George H. Siedhoff Construction Company Historic and Current Address: 139 N. Mead — Map (db m56508) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — O.L. "Rusty" & Joan Eck — Members of the WSU Baseball Founders Club
Longtime successful Wichita area businessman and his wife, Joan, whose drive for excellence may have only been exceeded by their genuine concern for others. Only through their initial commitment in 1983 did Phase I - "Eck Stadium" become reality. . . . — Map (db m56335) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Oldtown Marketplace — A History of the Vision — 1987
1980 Downtown Wichita and the adjacent warehouse district were in decline. An exodus of businesses and retailers left many buildings in the area dilapidated and vacant. Fortunately, a committed group of professionals stepped forward, . . . — Map (db m56516) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Pizza Hut Number One — First Opened at Bluff and Kellogg Streets — June 15, 1958
Two former WSU students, Dan and Frank Carney, borrowed $600 to open this first Pizza Hut. Their corporation grew to become the world's largest pizza chain and was sold to PepsiCo in 1977 for $300,000,000. The building was moved to this site to . . . — Map (db m56279) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Purple Heart Memorial — Combat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. Military Order of the Purple Heart, 1782/1932. “My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country's way to show they care. If I could be seen . . . — Map (db m56651) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Remember Pearl Harbor — A Day That Will Live In Infamy — Dec. 7, 1941
Casualties United States Army - 218 Killed • 364 Wounded Navy - 2008 Killed • 710 Wounded Marine - 109 Killed • 69 Wounded Civilian - 68 Killed • 36 Wounded Lest We Forget — Map (db m56621) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . — Map (db m60622) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Riding the Rails — 1872
For a prairie town to grow and prosper, railroads were a necessity. They would bring more people and business. More opportunity for commerce and trade. Before long, Wichita was a bustling city with several railroad lines connecting it to the rest . . . — Map (db m56539) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Ron and Linda Tyler — Members of WSU Baseball Founders Club
Former WSU Baseball pitcher (1965-66), and successful businessman who together with his wife, Linda, made Phase II a reality by funding the project in the Fall of 1987. With the naming of "Tyler Field" upon completion and the establishment of a . . . — Map (db m56332) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Salvation Army Building — Built 1946 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Historic and Current Address: 126 N. Mosley — Map (db m56471) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Simmons Hardware Company — 1905
Morton-Simmons Hardware established its business on First Street in the large warehousing district around the rail connections east of downtown Wichita. The popular Keen Kutter brand name emblazoned on the cupola made the building an instant . . . — Map (db m56541) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Simmons Hardware Company / Hockaday Paint Company — 1908
E.C. Simmons Keen Kutter Cutlery and Tools With E.C. Simmons as president, Simmons Hardware Company was developed into one of the most extensive corporations of its kind with divisions in Wichita, Sioux City, Toledo, New York, . . . — Map (db m56567) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Spanish-American War Memorial — Dedicated 1901 - Re-dedicated 2007
In commemoration of those who on land and sea served their country in the Spanish-American War This cannon was captured in the Spanish-American war in the year 1898, was presented by the United States to the state of Kansas, and assigned to . . . — Map (db m60590) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church — "Dues Optima Maxima" • "To God, the Best and the Greatest" — Historic Landmark
St. Anthony of Padua Church was built in 1902 under the direction of the Franciscan Order for the German Catholics in the Wichita area. St. Anthony's is the oldest Catholic church in Wichita. In 1888, the church was designated an historic landmark . . . — Map (db m56381) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Standing Proudly on the Hill
From its beginning as Fairmount College in 1895, Wichita State University has stood, like these columns, “proudly on the hill” – a phrase from the university’s “Alma Mater” referencing the highest point of land in . . . — Map (db m56257) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Stars and Stripes (1818)
There was considerable concern that the addition of a new stripe for each new state would create hopeless confusion. Therefore, Congress established the still current law that provided that after July 4, 1818 the flag would show thirteen stripes . . . — Map (db m56960) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Stories — The Wisdom of Storytelling — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
Gathered as a group at night around the fire, the tribe used storytelling to draw the community closer together. In each story lay a lesson. A bit of wisdom for the younger tribal members to carry with them through life. To the Indians, . . . — Map (db m56821) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — 62 — The Chisholm Trail
At the close of the Civil War when millions of longhorns were left on the plains of Texas without a market, the Union Pacific was building west across Kansas. Joseph McCoy, an Illinois stockman, believed these cattle could be herded over the . . . — Map (db m61125) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — The Eaton Hotel — Eaton Place
The Eaton Hotel, built in 1887 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, is the cornerstone of the Eaton Place project. This endeavor saved both the original hotel and the remainder of the historic 500 block of East . . . — Map (db m56384) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — The Historic Sedgwick County Courthouse — Built 1888 - 1889
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior May 1971 This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States . . . — Map (db m56392) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — The Power of X-Ray Vision — Ed C. Jerman — Exploration Trail Walk Path
A pioneer in the field of X-ray technology, Ed C. Jerman (1865-1936), developed the "Jerman static machine," used by doctors as a source of power for various electrical treatments, and the only machine on the market large enough for X-rays. He . . . — Map (db m56742) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Thirteen Star Flag (Bennington Flag) — Bicentennial Flag Memorial
With the signing of the Declaration of Indepenence, the Grand Union was automatically promoted to the status of a national banner and at the same time rendered obsolete. The British ties were snapped and the crosses of St. Andrew and St. George in . . . — Map (db m56946) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Thirty-Four Star Flag (1861) — Bicentennial Flag Memorial
Between 1818 and 1861 no less than 13 changes were made in the Stars and Stripes as a result of the westward expansion. With the admission of Kansas in 1861, the [S]tars and [S]tripes became a thirty-four star flag. It was this flag that would be . . . — Map (db m56962) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Tipis — A Mobile World — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
Wherever they roamed, the people of the praire carried their world with them in the form of a tipi. Its circular ground pattern resembled the larger camp circle as well as the disk of the earth. An Indian camp was composed of a circle of tipis, . . . — Map (db m56754) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Tribes — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
The Plains Indians were inseparable from the land they roamed. The Plains were home to the buffalo, which the tribes followed during all but the winter months. Under the star-filled sky of the prairie, they showed reverence to the Great Spirit . . . — Map (db m56806) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — U.S. Submariners On Eternal Patrol Since World War II
In memory of the crew members that lost their lives on U.S. Submarines after WWII, God Bless the shipmates on eternal patrolMap (db m56623) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — U.S.S. Wichita (CA-45)
World War II heavy cruiser - The last U.S. "treaty cruiser" Laid Down 28 Oct. 1935 Launched 16 Nov. 1937 Commissioned 16 Feb. 1939 Decommissioned 3 Feb. 1947 Struck 1 Mar. 1959 Displacement 10,000 Tons • Length 608 ft. 4 in. . . . — Map (db m56721) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Union Flag — Bicentennial Flag Memorial
In 1603, St. George’s Cross was joined with St. Andrew’s Cross, the Scottish Flag, to form the famous Union Flag or “Union Jack” of Great Britain. It was this flag which flew over the first British colonies in North America at . . . — Map (db m56939) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Union Station and the Santa Fe — 1914
1911 The City Commission forced the railroads to elevate the East Douglas tracks, which solved the problem of having the Santa Fe, Rock Island and Frisco lines crossing and often blocking the street. It also proposed that a single, or . . . — Map (db m56569) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II — 1941 - 1945 — In Peace and War
Side A In memory of those who plied the North Atlantic routes, the Murmansk run, the Invasions of N. Africa, Italy, Normandy, Philippines, Okinawa and every other major Invasion around the Globe. Recruited as an all volunteer group to . . . — Map (db m56702) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — USN Armed Guard — We Aim To Deliver
In memory of 1,810 shipmates who did not return home and to all others who provided the firepower to give each ship involved a fighting chance to fulfill its mission. [USNAG and USMM Honor Roll] Keith E. Alquist • Dean Brandis (USNAG) • . . . — Map (db m56711) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Vietnam War and Homefront Memorial
In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some their lives, for a cause - Freedom and Honor - and came back as men with the . . . — Map (db m56619) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Virginia H. Farah Foundation — Member of WSU Baseball Founders Club.
The Virginia H. Farah Foundation's early support of the Eck Stadium Phase IV renovation project was instrumental in making it a reality. The Foundation supports selected charitable causes throughout the world. Its Trustees chose to give something . . . — Map (db m56331) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — W. S. Grant Building — Built 1906 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Built For The Grant-Billingsley Fruit Company (First of 4 Buildings) Historic Address: 133 N. Rock Island Current Address: 131 N. Rock Island — Map (db m56486) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — W. S. Grant Building — Built 1925 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
. . . — Map (db m56506) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Walterscheid Pump Factory & Machine Shop Building — Built 1900 and 1901 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Historic Address: 122/124 N. Mead Current Address: 116 N. Mead — Map (db m56510) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Warehouse District — 1872
1872 Colonel Marshall M. Murdock published the first issue of The Wichita Eagle, now the city's only newspaper. "Cities are not the result of chance nor do they make themselves. Their prosperity and greatness are in a large measure . . . — Map (db m56537) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Warriors — Their Natural Weapons — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
The bow and arrow was the most natural weapon for the Plains Indian, the tool best suited for hunting buffalo. It was the first plaything given to him as a child. He began to practice before he was even 4 years old. At the age of 8 to 10, he would . . . — Map (db m56828) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Way of the Horse — A Race of Mounted Warriors — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
Horses were introduced by the Europeans in the 18th century. They were seen by the Indians as a creature similar to the dog, subservient to man. The Plains people therefore called the animals "big dogs." However, with the horse came new values and . . . — Map (db m56793) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — White Castle — Wichita Historical Trail Walk Path
White Castle was founded in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. Cook Walter A. Anderson partnered with insurance man Edgar Waldo "Billy" Ingram to make White Castle into a chain of restaurants. At the time, Americans were hesitant to eat ground beef after . . . — Map (db m56391) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Wichita Casket Company Building — Built 1916; Burned down 1987 — Wichita Warehouse and Jobbers District
Historic Address: 129/131 N. Rock Island Current Address: 129 N. Rock Island — Map (db m56479) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Wichita State University Shockers 1989 NCAA National Champion
In honor of the 1989 Shocker Baseball Team, remembered for its determination and never-say-die attitude. Its gritty character was never more evident than during post-season tournament competition when it overcame injuries to key players and won . . . — Map (db m56313) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Wichita Vietnamese American Memorial — Republic of Vietnam • Viκt Nam Cτng Hςa
We, the Vietnamese American Community of Wichita, Kansas, dedicate this plaque in the memory and honor of American, Vietnamese and Allied soldiers who fought to resist the North Vietnamese Communist aggression against the Republic of Vietnam. We . . . — Map (db m56724) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Women — Esteemed Partners — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
The status of women in Plains culture was decidedly higher than is often assumed. The wife was the joint owner of family property and had general control and custody of the children. Marriages, divorces, places of residence and monetary matters . . . — Map (db m56827) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — World War II Memorial
In honor of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the U.S.A. during the Second World War — Map (db m60531) HM

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