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Great job Gloria. Keep up the good work.
Pat Wurtz Wickam
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Learn more about Barnes by following the links below:

Historical I.O.O.F. Park

Address: Corner of Center and 1st Ave.
Barnes, KS 66933

Website: www.barnesks.net/Parks.html
Email Address: historictrust@barnesks.net

About this Exploration:

The Historic I.O.O.F. Park of Barnes was originally by J.R.Tripp, A.H. Dearborn, and E.K. Wolverton on land donated by John Bookwalter. The men were members of the "International Order of Odd Fellows".

The Lilly Pool was dedicated on May 6, 1933. The water was continually fed into a system of underground laterals, which watered to the park.





The Park was given to the City of Barnes in 1936 in order to qualify for the WPA Bandshell Project. The Bandshell is the smallest one in the state of Kansas and was dedicated in 1940 to Percy Davis, who was instrumental in it's construction.

Upkeep to the park is done by volunteers; contributions to the Park are welcome!

Barnes....An unexpected Blessing...
In the middle of Everywhere!

contact info
Gloria J. Moore
P. O. Box 84
Barnes, KS 66933-0084
Phone: 785.763.4569
 
 
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