Camp Criley 1872 - Garfield, Kansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 04.520 W 099° 14.612
14S E 478640 N 4214201
Quick Description: Marker giving history of town of Garfield which was originally known as Camp Criley.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 6/6/2012 9:33:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMEK0K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:

Text of marker:

Camp Criley 1872

Camp Criley was established in 1872 as a supply station for workmen building the Santa Fe Railroad, name changed to garfield in 1873 by pioneers settling here.

This park was planned in 1880 and first trees planted in April 1882.  The Band Shell erected in the early 1900's used for many concerts by local musicians.  Hitching Post and Stone Stile used in teh early days by ladies whn mounting their horse brought from the former A.H. Moffet place.  Band Shell and stone fixtures were restored in 1975 with funds from Jordaan Foundation.  M.A.W. Jordaan and sons were pioneer farmers in the area.

Congregational Church organized August 1873
Methodist Episcopal Church charted Octover 1878
Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church Jue 1879

Bricks in base of the sign are from the school building erected in 1884 and made in local kiln

Restoration project sponsored by The Camp Criley Belles from the Bi-Centennial of 1976. 

Marker Name: Camp Criley 1872

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker text:
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Marker Location: Pawnee

Year Marker Placed: Not listed

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Name of agency setting marker: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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