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GIRARD, KANSAS

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Centennial Birthdate February 28, 1868-1968


 
Dr. Charles H. Strong was a native of Girard, Pennsylvania
 
Dr. Strong's dream came true when he decided to go deer hunting and possibly locate the geographical center of Crawford County, which had just been established in Southeast Kansas February 13, 1867. While hunting, a deer jumped up out of the grass and was shot by Dr. Strong who drove a stake where the deer fell; on which he placed a card and a bunch of grass stating that he had taken the land and Girard was to be located thereon; naming it in honor of his home town Girard, Pennsylvania.
 
Sponsored by Major John Mason Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists
 
Crawford County  
Historical marker on the courthouse square, Girard
Crawford County
 

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November 1, 2000 / Bob Walter / Wichita, Kansas / history@kslib.info

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