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Pioneer Family - Victoria, Kansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 51.428 W 099° 09.089
14S E 486856 N 4300933
Quick Description: Sculpture depicting a Volga-German pioneer family with village cross, located in Victoria, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 1/30/2010 5:26:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM8555
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
Views: 5

Long Description:


Pioneer Family

The first twenty-three families of Volga-Germans arrived in Victoria on April 6, 1876, and established the village of Herzog in this area north of this point.  The first religious activities of these settlers centered around the village cross, in the following months and years they were joined by many more Volga-German immigrants.  The community outgrew three church buildings before the present church was completed in 1912.  This statue, a tribute to these pioneers, was dedicated July 23, 1976. ~ text of plaque

TITLE: Pioneer Family

ARTIST(S): Pete Felten, sculptor.

DATE: 1976. Dedicated July 28, 1976.

MEDIUM: Figures: Silverdale limestone; Cross: railroad ties and wood; Bases: limestone.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS KS000072

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Corner of 19th & Cathedral Streets Victoria, Kansas


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None noted


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