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A. Wayland Home


category : Historic Homes
The Wayland home was built in 1887, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It was built by the Higgie family who used only the finest lumber for the home. In 1896, a Socialist, J.S. Wayland, and the founder and editor of the Appeal To Reason purchased the home and he and his family lived there for 20 years.


Come visit us in Girard, Kansas

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Big Flag Veteran Memorial

Drop by an see one of the nation's largest American Flags (30' x 60' - 130' high). While you can see the flag from your vehicle, you really must stand under the Big Flag to appreciate its true size, 130 feet high above the Kansas prairie honoring all war veterans.

Girard, KS Memorials

Huey Helicopter & Veteran's Memorial

On April 15, 1995, a formal ceremony dedicated a Huey Helicopter to its new home on the Southeast corner of the Crawford County Courthouse lawn. In addition to the Huey, a granite replica of the Vietnam Wall is engraved with the names of the 777

Girard, KS Memorials

Winston Park

Winson Park was given to the people of Girard by Mr. J.E. Raymond. The Park has a swimming pool, playground equipment and picnic shelters.

Girard, KS City Parks

Appeal to Reason Site

A large brick building was on this site and was used by the Appeal To Reason newspaper in 1896. Its publisher was J.A. Wayland, a Socialist. About 750,000 copies were mailed out weekly in 1913 all across the world and was the largest circulated newspaper at this time.

Girard, KS Historic Buildings

Things to do Historic Homes near Girard, KS

Raymond Community Home

This beautiful old home was built in 1893 by Mr. Raymond for his bride. All the woodwork in the house is natural and differen...

Higgie Family Homes

The Higgie family was a founding family with 10 children (5 of whom settled in Girard). Captain John and three sons were ship...

A. Wayland Home

The Wayland home was built in 1887, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built by the ...

Emanuel Haldeman-Julius Home

Emanuel Haldeman lived at this farm home with his family beginning in 1918. The home is listed on the Kansas State Registe...

Haldeman Home

The home of Dr. and Mrs. H.W. Haldeman was built in 1884. Dr. Haldeman was both a doctor and president of the Bank of Girard....