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This postcard features a rock fountain which had been recently completed in the city park in Wamego, Kansas. According to a brief article published in Municipal Journal, the fountain's dimensions included a 126-foot circumference at the base and a height of 35 feet. At its top was a large bronze stork. The postcard was mailed to Wiley Taylor, of Louisville, Kansas, who at the time was a pitcher for the Austin Senators baseball team of the Texas League. In addition to playing for several minor league teams, Taylor also pitched in 27 major league games, most of them with the St. Louis Browns. Wiley Taylor was a life-long resident of Pottawatomie County, where he farmed and served four terms as the county sheriff (1925-28 and 1945-48).

Date: 1912

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Item Number: 305971
Call Number: 2014-131
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 305971

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