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Henry Laurens Call Home


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This is the home of Socialist lawyer, author, and lecturer, Henry Laurens Call. Call built the first airplane west of the Mississippi River in 1908. It was called the "Girard Airship", dubbed by the townspeople as the "Mayfly" because, "it may fly!" It didn't. Call built fourteen planes in all.




Address: 608 N. Summit

Come visit us in Girard, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events


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

Museum of Crawford County

The Museum of Crawford County is housed in the old Episcopal Church built in 1886-1888, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful stained glass windows of the museum enclose vintage clothing, artifacts , and local photographs.

Girard, KS Museums

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. His wife Sarah Alice, served as president for about 10

Girard, KS Historic Homes

Things to do Historic Homes near Girard, KS

Haldeman Home

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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...

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 ...

Henry Laurens Call Home

This is the home of Socialist lawyer, author, and lecturer, Henry Laurens Call. Call built the first airplane west of the Mis...

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...