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By William Fischer, Jr., March 11, 2013
Asa Clark Marker
Kansas (Nemaha County), Corning — Asa Clark — In Honor Of
Born: February 15, 1873 Died: Janaury 9, 1934 Asa gave his life and service to the City of Corning while fulfilling his duties as night marshall — Map (db m63831) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Corning — Former Location of Corning Rural High School — Established - 1917 • Closed - 1968
History of Corning School In 1872 a small district schoolhouse was built. It was replaced by a larger building in 1878. A large, two-story frame building was built in 1893, on the land where the park is now located. A two-year high school . . . — Map (db m63830) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Goff — Goff Elementary & Goff Rural High School
In honor of those who attended Goff Elementary & Goff Rural High School - the bell & brick are from the site 3 blocks north — Map (db m63854) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Sabetha — Sabetha, Kansas — Incorporated July 27, 1874
The name Sabetha is unique. No other city in the world carries this title. However, there is a word "Sabbaton" in the Hebrew language meaning, as Sabetha does, "Sabbath." Settlers first came to this area in the mid 1800's locating mostly in the . . . — Map (db m55774) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Sabetha — 32 — The Lane Trail
Near here the towns of Plymouth and Lexington once stood as outposts on the Lane Trail, approximated today by US-75. Named for abolitionist James H. Lane, the trail was established in 1856 to bypass proslavery strongholds in Missouri and provide . . . — Map (db m52952) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Seneca — City Hall
Seneca’s City Hall was built on the site of the charming but combustible wooden firehouse. Completed in 1916 this Beaux Arts style building housed all City and County Offices, as well as the town library, and the police and fire departments. . . . — Map (db m55822) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Seneca — Pony Express Home Station
To the brave men who rode the Pony Express 1860 - 1861 Exact location of the Home Station Seneca, Kansas — Map (db m63792) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Seneca — The Buggy Store
This 1886 Romanesque building with its decorative brick facade has a store interior that is basically the same as it was 120 years ago. At that time it was a hardware store that sold buggies, wagons, windmills, and stoves. Before . . . — Map (db m63786) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Seneca — The Felt Block
The Pony Express Museum is housed in the restored Felt Block built in 1880 by Seneca resident Andrew Felt, who later became Lt. Governor of Kansas. The design is an urbane Italianate style using cast iron fronts with applied columns and . . . — Map (db m63800) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Seneca — The First National Bank
The First National Bank, with its Queen Ann turret, is a landmark on Main Street. Designed in the Richardsonian style with decorative ramparts and brickwork, it reflected grandeur and permanence, signs of Seneca's growing success in 1889. . . . — Map (db m63789) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Seneca — The Railroads
The first railroad beyond the Missouri River was built in 1859 by investors in St. Joseph who saw their city as the gateway to the west. After laying six miles of track on the Kansas side of the river, their enterprise was stalled by the . . . — Map (db m63793) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Seneca — The Seneca Free Library
The Library was an idea generated by the Seneca Women’s Club embroidery circle in 1908. As they worked, they often discussed books and the need for a town library. After collecting 300 books they persuaded a drug store to give them shelving space. . . . — Map (db m55791) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Seneca — The Seneca Post Office
Seneca, in 1938, was a city awakening from the Great Depression; the construction of a new post office was a sign that things were improving. This Colonial Revival building is noteworthy for its lobby mural painted in 1940 under a New Deal arts . . . — Map (db m55790) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Seneca — The Smith Hotel
Captain John E. Smith was Seneca's first entrepreneur. In 1858 he built a simple hotel and tavern on this site. He also built a wooden bridge over the Nemaha River that bypassed the risky ford crossing two miles north at Richmond. These . . . — Map (db m63795) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Seneca — War Memorial
In memory of the persons who were killed in action from Nemaha County, Kansas. World War I Roy Anderson • David W. Armstrong • Hilbert Bell • Robert G. Green • Joseph M. Gress • Arlington A. Heald • Joseph Henry • Harold Horth • Clyde . . . — Map (db m55955) WM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Seneca — World War Memorial — 1917 - 1918 — Nemaha County
Roll of Honor In Honor and Memory of the World's War Veterans [Only those who died in service are listed] Roy Anderson • David W. Armstrong • Hilbert Bell • Robert W. Blair • Robert B. Green • Joseph M. Gress • Arlington A. Heald • . . . — Map (db m55857) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), St. Benedict — Liberty School Bell — 1875 - 1946 — District #15
Three miles north of Seneca, Ks. Given by Harry C. M. Burger — Map (db m55787) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), St. Benedict — The Grotto at St. Mary's Church
The Grotto at St. Mary's Church, inspired by Our Lady of Lourdes', was built in 1936 under the direction of Rev. Cyril Bayer, OSB and William Wallace Van Liew of Atchison, Kansas. The site of daily recitation of the Rosary during WWII, parishioners . . . — Map (db m55776) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Wetmore — Don Clarence Rising — Born December 1, 1844 • Died September 30, 1909
Pony Express Rider known as Johnny Granada Verified Rider of the Pony Express 1860-1861 Pony Express Trail Association — Map (db m63803) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Wetmore — The Wetmore Calaboose
The Wetmore Calaboose was started November 20, 1882 and completed July 7, 1883 for a total cost of $263.40 which included the price for purchase of Block 22, Lot 20, from Elvis Campfield. The walls are 15" thick native stone. The inside ceiling . . . — Map (db m63853) HM

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