Seymour Rogers' Water Well - Liberal, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 02.758 W 100° 56.391
14S E 327494 N 4101731
Giving away water, can you imagine the extravagance?
Waymark Code: WMACZD
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
Views: 6

Marker Erected BY: Liberal Womens Club
County of Marker: Seward County
Location of Marker: 7th St. & Western Ave., Blue Bonnet Park, Liberal
Marker Text:
Approximately four~tenths of a mile south of this fountain and marker on Seymour S. Rogers' homestead was the original hand-dug well which gave Liberal its name.

In 1885 Rogers began offering free water from this well to settlers and trail~weary travelers. Free water brought the expression from them, "That's mighty liberal!" The name Liberal was first used officially to designate the post office, established June 14, 1886, at Rogers' settlement.

Upon the arrival of the Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska R. R. in April, 1888, the town site was moved one mile east and retained the name Liberal.

Marker Name: Rogers' Well

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
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Marker Location: Seward

Year Marker Placed: 01/01/1974

Name of agency setting marker: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker Web Address: [Web Link]

Official Marker Number: Not listed

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