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Last Built Carnegie Library and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
Last Built Carnegie Library and Marker
Kansas (McPherson County), Canton — Last Built Carnegie Library — 1921

[Title is text] — Map (db m80598) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Canton — Santa Fe and Chisholm Trails
1822-1872 Santa Fe Trail 1867-1872 Chisholm Trail [trail maps through local area] — Map (db m53564) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Elyria — 33 — Kansas Indian Treaty
In 1825 President James Monroe approved a bill providing for the survey of the Santa Fe Trail from Missouri to New Mexico and the making of treaties to insure friendly relations with Indians along the route. A mile west of this sign, on Dry Turkey . . . — Map (db m53059) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Elyria — Sora Kansas Creek — Santa Fe Trail — 1822 - 1872
Near this spot August 16, 1825 the treaty was made with the Kansas Indians for the Right of Way of the trail — Map (db m53060) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — "Methodist Mare" — Search for the Wild Dala

Charles Wesley Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Glory To The New Born King

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing My Great Redeemer's Praise

John Wesley "The World Is My Parish"

Swedish Methodist Church, . . . — Map (db m80604) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — 9/11 Memorial
To The Heroes of 9/11 May we students in life have such courage to be leaders for peace Sharon Reed Class of 1893 — Map (db m57000) WM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — A Brief History of Early Lindsborg

THE FIRST SWEDISH AGRICULTURAL COMPANY was formed in Chicago in early 1868. The Company, with the assistance of Railroad Agents, purchased 13,160 acres of land here in the Smoky Valley, and sent Anders Olsson, A. Jacobson, L. N. Sandell, Magnus . . . — Map (db m92299) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Bernquist & Nelson Drugstore — Circa 1880

was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places and the National Register of Historic Places on August 22, 2009 — Map (db m80606) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Bethany College

Bethany College, located one block west, is a small, liberal-arts based college solidly rooted here in Lindsborg.

Established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, Bethany is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, owned . . . — Map (db m92293) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Birger Sandz้n

To the plains and mountains of America's West came not only waves of pioneers but also immigrants directly from Europe. Swedish painter Birger Sandz้n (1871-1954) arrived in Lindsborg at the age of 23 on September 4, 1894, to teach at Bethany . . . — Map (db m92294) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Carl Aaron Swensson
. . . — Map (db m56997) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Clareen & Peterson Restaurant — Built In 1899
was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places and the National Register of Historic Places on August 22, 2009 — Map (db m66645) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Dag Hammarskj๖ld — 1905 - 1961 — Swedish Diplomat, Peacemaker, UN Secretary General
For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes! — Map (db m57004) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Den Svenska Timmerstugan — The Swedish Timber Cottage
This traditional Swedish cottage was designed and pre-built in Siljansnไs Sweden and reassembled here in August 1983 — Map (db m53562) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Evangelical Covenant Church — 102 South Washington Street

Emigrants from ึsterg๖tland, Sweden formed the Rose Hill Church northeast of Lindsborg in 1874 with J.A. Pihl as pastor. They were joined by fifty people who had left Bethany Lutheran Church. In 1876 the congregation built a church in town, . . . — Map (db m92298) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Hjerpe Grocery — Built In 1915 and 1930
was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places and the National Register of Historic Places on August 31, 2010 — Map (db m66646) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Holmberg and Johnson Blacksmith & Wagonshop — Circa 1900
was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places and the National Register of Historic Places on August 22, 2009 — Map (db m66647) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Home and Studio of Anton Pearson — Swedish-American Wood-carver and Artist — Born: Lund, Sweden 1892 - Died: Lindborg, Kansas 1967

Anton Pearson was an immigrant from Lund, Skๅne, in southern Sweden. He is best known for his woodcarvings of local Lindsborg and Smoky Valley characters depicted in everyday situations. Anton opened his studio in 1929. Today it continues to be . . . — Map (db m95405) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Lindsborg Post Office — Built in 1936
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m53559) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Messiah Chorus

Handel's "Messiah" has been performed annually in Lindsborg since 1882. Dr. Carl Aaron Swensson, the founder of Bethany College and pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church, was introduced to it by Pastor Olof Olsson, a Lindsborg pioneer who had moved . . . — Map (db m95408) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Messiah Lutheran Church

In 1908, Lindsborg presented a fertile time and place for the establishment of an English speaking Lutheran Church. Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, located two blocks west, was organized on January 15, 1909.

Following an organizational . . . — Map (db m92295) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Otto Johnson — In Memory Of

who worked for his brother, Charles J. Johnson at the Lindsborg mill for six years and helped to build the first mill and dam. — Map (db m80655) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Our Founders in Architectural Heaven
Hello! Welcome to My World, a place where you can, like me, let your imagination run wild. Do you believe that good buildings die and go to heaven? If you do, welcome to my fantasy of Architectural Heaven. Please travel with me and our . . . — Map (db m54089) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Runbeck Mill — McPherson County Park — Historical Mill
1872 Dam grant to Charles Johnson. First grist and saw mill 1887 Destroyed by fire 1889 Smoky Valley Roller Mill built by J. C. Bergsten 1890 Purchased by Theodore Teichgraber 1907-1927 Operated by Wm. Hagstrom 1934-1935 Reopened and . . . — Map (db m54054) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Smoky Valley Roller Mills — National Historic Landmark

Original gristmill and dam established 1872 Destroyed by fire and rebuilt as roller mill 1889 Rebuilt in present form 1898 and shut down 1955 Restored by Smoky Valley Historical Society for McPherson County Old Mill Museum . . . — Map (db m80651) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Steve W. Train — In Memory Of

1Lt. USAF who was shot down on April 2, 1970 while on a mission over South Vietnam He will be remembered with pride by all who knew him — Map (db m80660) HM WM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Sweadal 1869

First McPherson Co. Courthouse — Map (db m80662) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — The Farmers State Bank Building — Circa 1887

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m80605) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — The Swedish Pavilion

The Swedish Pavilion, the largest building to the south, was originally the Swedish exposition building at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. Modeled after traditional Swedish manor houses, the Pavilion was prefabricated in Sweden, . . . — Map (db m95406) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — The Teichgraeber-Runbeck House

Built 1906 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

Reg.[istered] 11-15-2005 — Map (db m80658) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — The Terrible Swedes • Coach Ray Hahn • Dr. Ted Kessinger

The Terrible Swedes In 1902, Dr. Carl A. Swensson, president of Bethany College, hired Bennie Owen as coach of the Bethany Swedes football team. He developed an awesome team that demolished all opponents, including the University of . . . — Map (db m95415) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — War Memorial

Dedicated in perpetual memory to those who served and to the valiants who gave their lives for the United States of America in its wars.

World War I Killed in Action Emil Pinkall Died in Service Claude Pratt • Elmer . . . — Map (db m81795) WM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Welcome to Lucia Park
The story of Lucia, the symbol of light amid the darkness for Sweden, has many different versions. Although her feast day is celebrated on December 13th in Sweden, Lindsborg celebrates Lucia Day on the second Saturday in December. Lucia was born . . . — Map (db m54082) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Womans Missionary Society
The Womans Missionary Society of The Lutheran Augustana Synod was organized at this site June 6-1892 which was then the home of Dr. C.A. Swensson Founder and President of Bethany College with Fifty Charter Members present . . . — Map (db m57008) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Marquette — G.A.R. Post No. 308 Memorial — 1884 - 1929

[Title is text] — Map (db m95295) WM

Kansas (McPherson County), Marquette — Hans Hanson House — Built in 1888

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 11-11-95 — Map (db m81761) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Marquette — Old Mill Stone Monument

These mill stones were used in Marquette's first mill built in 1874 on the bank of the Smoky Hill River by H. S. Bacon, the town founder. The mill was the first industry and the beginning of Marquette - founded February 9th, 1874. This is a . . . — Map (db m95299) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Marquette — Opera Block — Built 1886 - 1887

1st brick building in Marquette — Map (db m95297) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Marquette — Range School — District 15

Organized in 1880. A school was built 9 mil. NW of Marquette. In 1906 a new school was built and closed in 1948. Range was donated by John Hughes and then moved to Marquette. Plaque by Etta Hockstrasser Memorial in memory of Hughes' who . . . — Map (db m95291) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Marquette — Veterans Memorial

The people of Marquette dedicate this memorial to the men and women of this community who served our country ————————— The Walkway of Honor for those who have served . . . — Map (db m95293) WM

Kansas (McPherson County), Marquette — World War II Memorial

In honor of the men and women who served their country in World War II

In memory of departed comrades of World War II — Map (db m95296) WM

Kansas (McPherson County), McPherson — Company D, 2nd Kansas Infantry World War I Memorial — 1917 - 1919

In grateful tribute to the supreme sacrifice of our comrades

Co. D, 2nd Kans. Inf.

James C. Marymee • Donald E. McKellar • Virgil Berkebile • Rosser C. Fraser • Earl J. Lathwell • Sidney P. Fisher • Ralph Branton • Andrew Malm • Lester . . . — Map (db m80708) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), McPherson — Major General James B. McPherson

[Title is text] — Map (db m80701) WM

Kansas (McPherson County), McPherson — McPherson County War Memorial — Lest We Forget Their Supreme Sacrifice

World War I • World War II Korean War • Viet Nam War

[Rolls of Honored Dead]

William J. Everhart First Kansan killed in Vietnam — Map (db m80706) WM

Kansas (McPherson County), McPherson — McPherson Opera House — Built c. 1888

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

Reg.[istered] 3-17-1972 — Map (db m80664) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), McPherson — One Main Place — Plaza Dedication October 8, 1999

On this site was located the McPherson Town Company Building built in 1873 at a cost of $1,250.00. It was the headquarters of all government and civic activity for the little village as a court house, city hall, school house, church meeting . . . — Map (db m80710) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), McPherson — POW-MIA Memorial — You Are Not Forgotten

In honored remembrance of all American Prisoners of War and those still Missing in Action

Dedicated on Veteran's Day November 11, 2004 — Map (db m80704) WM

Kansas (McPherson County), McPherson — The Mormon Battalion at McPherson, Kansas

On 3 September 1846, the Mormon Battalion camped near here on its way to fight in the war with Mexico. This small army of more than 500 men and officers had been recruited at Council Bluffs, Iowa, from among the Mormon pioneers (members of The . . . — Map (db m80663) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), McPherson — Veterans Memorial

In memory of our departed comrades — Map (db m92300) WM

Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — III — Anabaptist - Mennonite Faith & Life
Anabaptism originated in Switzerland in 1525 during the Reformation under the leadership of Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, Georg Blaurock, and others. Most Anabaptists were later named "Mennonites" in recognition of the leadership of Menno . . . — Map (db m57138) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — IV — Centennial Memorial
The Memorial symbolizes our heritage of the Christian faith and expresses gratitude to God for His faithful leading. The Pillar directs us Godward and suggests a tower of strength. The Globe symbolizes the world populated by . . . — Map (db m57139) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — English Oak — Quercus robur
The parent of this tree is the centuries old oak on the island of Chortitza near Zaparozhye, Ukraine, on the site of a Mennonite settlement dating from 1789. Acorns were gathered on the 1997 Mennonite Heritage Tour led by Harley Stucky and Oswald . . . — Map (db m57029) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — VI — Growth of This Pioneer Group
Elder Jacob Stucky and Rev. Jacob D. Goering laid the foundation for orderly church life that centered in the Immigrant House and later in the Hopefield Church, Moundridge, Kansas. After some time the group began to disperse. Today, . . . — Map (db m57144) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — In Memory of the Swiss Mennonite Congregation
of Kotosufka, Volhynia, Russia whose members left Russia in search of religious liberty, sixty-two families sailing on the "City of Richmond," landing in New York September 3, 1874, and in October arriving on this Quarter Sectin (S.W. Quarter . . . — Map (db m57149) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — Original Site of Hoffnungsfeld-Eden Church — 1898 to 1924
Drawing of church — Map (db m57150) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — I — Swiss (Volhynian) Mennonite Memorial
This Centennial Memorial, erected in gratitude to God, commemorates the coming to America of the Swiss-German Mennonites in the Fall of 1874 from Volhynia, a former Polish province, in the present Russian Ukraine. It symbolizes the Christian . . . — Map (db m57109) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — VII — The Challenge & Hope of the Future
The Mennonites came here because of their Anabaptist vision of the Christian faith and established Christian communities. Some wept as they said farewell to Russia and later, as they saw the endless miles of raw prairie, and encountered . . . — Map (db m57145) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — II — The Swiss (Yolhynian) Mennonites
Seventy-three families, the Mennonite Congregation of Kotosufka, left Russia on Aug. 6, 1874, under the leadership of Elder Jacob Stucky and Rev. Jacob D. Goering, at Liverpool, England. They embarked on the "City of Richmond," arriving in . . . — Map (db m57132) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — V — Turkey Red Wheat — 1874 Centennial 1974
The Mennonites brought Turkey Hard Red Winter Wheat. The seeds were carefully selected, often kernel by kernel, frequently by grandparents and sometimes with the help of children. Many Mennonite families, here and in surrounding communities, . . . — Map (db m57142) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Roxbury — Robert G. Manning

In honor of Robert G. Manning whose hardware store and civic reliability served this community from 1915 to 1958. It is with much respect, gratitude and affection that we acknowledge his intellect; his integrity; his independent spirit . . . — Map (db m80639) HM


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