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Merriam, Kansas

Photos of Merriam

People playing billiards.

Historic Sites near Merriam

  • Shawnee Friends Mission - Map
  • Merriam School - Map
  • Loomis Historic District - Map

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Chatlain Park: Located at 63rd Terrace and Carter, this park was named for John Chatlain. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and was on the Merriam city council for 32 years.1

Hocker Grove: Named for R.W. Hocker open from 1907 to 1919, this park had a picnic ground, skating rink, and gymnasium for basketball. It was located in what is now the Hocker Grove subdivision in Merriam.2

Lucyann Vavra Park: Located at 61st and Eby in Merriam, this park was dedicated in 1978 to the first city administrator of Merriam, Lucyann Vavra.3


Footnotes

  1. "Merriam Dedicated its Newest Park." Kansas City Star, 2 August 2000, p. MIS 13.
  2. Bailes, Kendall. From hunting ground to suburb: A history of Merriam, Kansas. Merriam: Mission Press, 1956, p. 27.
  3. "1985 a Year of Improvements to Merriam Park System." Shawnee Journal Herald, 26 February 1986.
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