Rogers' Well Gazebo ~ Liberal, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 02.758 W 100° 56.391
14S E 327494 N 4101731
Quick Description: He gave water away, FREE, just gave it away. Can you imagine that?
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2010 1:22:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMACZE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of Gazebo: Seward County
Location of Gazebo: 7th St. & Western Ave., Blue Bonnet Park, Liberal
Gazebo built For: Liberal Womens Club
Historical Marker Nearby, Text of Marker:
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.

Seating Type: No Seating

Location: Blue Bonnet Park

Materials Used: Wood

Other Material Used: Not listed

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