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Dinner Bell and Stone Post from the William Garrett Ranch in the 1890's and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
Dinner Bell and Stone Post from the William Garrett Ranch in the 1890's and Marker
Kansas (Russell County), Bunker Hill — Dinner Bell and Stone Post from the William Garrett Ranch in the 1890's

Donated by The Charles Stoppel Family — Map (db m95424) HM

Kansas (Russell County), Bunker Hill — Hitching Post From The John J. Gross Homestead 1878

[Title is text] — Map (db m95420) HM

Kansas (Russell County), Bunker Hill — Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke: A Kansas Legend Russell County Heritage Marker

Mary Ann Ball was born near Mount Vernon, Ohio in 1817. She married Robert Bickerdyke in 1847 and they moved to Galesburg, Illinois.

At the outbreak of the Civil War the residents of Galesburg purchased medical supplies worth $500 for . . . — Map (db m95499) HM

Kansas (Russell County), Lucas — Garden of Eden
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m54268) HM
Kansas (Russell County), Lucas — Post Rock Limestone and the Czechoslovakian Immigrant Experience
Innovative use of native Dakota sandstone, a unique geological formation found only in this region, by pioneer Czech settlers can still be seen in our fencelines, farmsteads, civic & vernacular architecture, bridges, backroads, & byways. — Map (db m54214) HM
Kansas (Russell County), Lucas — Post Rock Scenic Byway
[History related excerpts from the marker] Side A The Midland Hotel in Wilson was built in 1899 as the most magnificent facility in the Midwest. Featured in the 1973 movie Paper Moon, the hotel was recently restored back to its . . . — Map (db m54294) HM
Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch

Erected by Union Pacific Railroad Company to mark the burial place of Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch who were killed by a band of Cheyenne Indians, May 28, 1869 while working as track laborers two miles west of Fossil Creek . . . — Map (db m95544) HM

Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Civil War Memorial

In memory of The Defenders of the Union 1861-1865 — Map (db m95542) WM

Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Dream Theater 1949

Placed March, 2006 National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m95517) HM

Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Irish Eyes Barn Quilt Pattern

Created in honor of Irishman Nicholas Gernon, a blacksmith by trade and one of the original members of the Ripon Colony - founders of Russell in 1871. He served as director of the Town Site Company well into the mid 1880s. In . . . — Map (db m95518) HM

Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Kansas Street

Dedicated May 20, 2001 as Avenue of History 9 Blocks of Brick Paving 1924 — Map (db m95519) HM

Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Mary "Mother" Bickerdyke Civil War Nurse 1817 - 1901

This stepping stone came from her home at 706 Lincoln St. in Russell Ks. — Map (db m95522) HM

Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Nicholas Gernon Blacksmith Shop Post No. 2

Site of Nicholas Gernon Blacksmith Shop 1872

Avenue of History [Dedicated] May 20, 2001 — Map (db m95540) HM

Kansas (Russell County), Russell — 1 — Nicholas Gernon Home 1872 Post No. 1, Avenue of History

First Stone House In Russell

[Dedicated] May 20, 2001 — Map (db m95523) HM

Kansas (Russell County), Russell — 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 copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . — Map (db m95331) HM
Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Russell County Veterans Memorial

WWI [Honored Dead] Marcellus J. Banworth August Beam Jack Black Albert E. Bodmer J. Fred Boxberger Arthur Lee Boyles Frank D. Brainerd Laurel Felix Brandenburg Thomas J. Buchan Galen Elliot Cooper David Deines Floyd . . . — Map (db m95602) WM

Kansas (Russell County), Russell — The Arrival of the Railroad

When railroads first built across Kansas in the 1860s, Plains Indians inhabited much of the central and western part of the state. They did not welcome the incursion, sensing a danger to the buffalo herds that provided them with food, shelter, . . . — Map (db m95588) HM

Kansas (Russell County), Russell — The Freedom Tree

With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind this tree is dedicated to Lt. Col. Carl Karst and all Prisoners of War and Missing in Action — Map (db m95603) WM

Kansas (Russell County), Russell — U.S. Post Office / Mural Circa 1939
Placed January 1988 National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m59844) HM
Kansas (Russell County), Russell — World War II Memorial Barn Quilt

In honor of those making the supreme sacrifice in WWII

Carl Robert Laubhan March 15, 1945

by his sisters Esther White & Frances Wagner — Map (db m95521) WM

Kansas (Russell County), Waldo — B-24 Bomber Crash Memorial
On 22 September 1943 a B-24D "Liberator" bomber crashed into the hillside approximately four hundred yards west of this site amid inclement weather. That night eleven Army Air Force men lost their lives while in the service of their country. Let . . . — Map (db m103036) WM

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