Destination Topolobampo - Anthony, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 09.097 W 098° 02.314
14S E 585375 N 4112124
Quick Description: Historic marker and mural team up to explain history.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2013 7:40:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMJCKD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:

County of Marker: Harper County
Location of Marker: Main St. (KS 44), Memorial Park, next to mural, Anthony
Marker Erected by: Anthony Chamber of Commerce Tourism
Date Marker Erected: August 6, 2004
Marker Text:

DESTINATION TOPOLOBAMPO

KCMO RAILROAD
[Kansas City-Mexico-Orient]
May 10, 1902, marked the driving of the spike in Anthony, KS, which was the beginning of the KCMO Railroad in the United States. Mayor Brown of Anthony, KS, presented the KCMO Vice-President with a $40,000 bond from the citizens of Anthony to aid in the construction of the railway which was to connect Kansas City with Topolobampo, Mexico. A hidden part of our disappearing past is captured in this mural.

Web Listings on the railroad: Wikipedia Texas Historic Assc. OKlahoma Historic Society

Marker Name: Destination Topolobampo

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
Please see above


Marker Location: Harper

Year Marker Placed: 8/6/2004

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

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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