Marion County Park & Lake

Marion County Park & Lake (HM15G8)

Location: Marion, KS 66861 Marion County
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N 38° 19.341', W 96° 59.119'

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Marion County Park & Lake is the result of two FDR New Deal programs that were born during the 1930s depression. The Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration's goals were to put men to work and conserve our natural resources. In 1934 when Marion County was designated a drought area, voters passed a bond issue for $15,000 to buy land for a lake project. County Engineer James Meisner, site designer; Lt. Robert Horsley, commanding officer of CCC Black Veterans Co. No. 4755 and Supt. Edward C. McBurney, Soil Conservation Service engineer of the dam, were responsible for its completion in three years. The area is a tribute to those who constructed the dam, sandboxes, skating rink, skeet and trap shoot, stone structures, ball field, swimming area, parapets, entrance gate, arched bridges, checkers, tennis and croquet courts. The Park and Lake continues to provide great pleasure for the public as it exhibits the history of an era.

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places - 2002
HM NumberHM15G8
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Edward C. McBurney Family
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 12:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 676115 N 4243501
Decimal Degrees38.32235000, -96.98531667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.341', W 96° 59.119'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 20.46" N, 96° 59' 7.14" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 Lakeshore Dr, Marion KS 66861, US
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