Park in the Square

Park in the Square St. John Kansas


Stock #: 311116
Type: Large Format Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: St. John
State: Kansas (KS)
County: Stafford
Size: 5.5" x 7" (14 x 17.75 cm)

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The park in the square owned by the county and maintained by the city was established in 1879 and is the center of activity in this small central Kansas farming community. Almost everyone has an interest in the park. The Hesperian Club bought benches and financed a cement block wall around the park in 1911 and erected the Mosley Memorial Fountain in 1913. A copy of the Statue of Liberty stands in a corner - presented by Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Sutton and dedicated by the Boy Scouts of America. Other groups and individuals planted trees in memory of loved ones; still others planted and cared for flowers. During the Centennial celebration in 1979 a capsule containing the history of St. John was buried in the park to be opened in the year 2029. This park in the square truly belongs to the hearts of all who have ever lived here