LASR.net Homepage




Menu


Logan Memorial Veteran's Park


category : Memorials
Logan Memorial Veteran's Park This memorial park has served Cherryvale since 1881 when the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railroad offered the six-acre tract to the city. In 1895, Civil War Veterans held their first "Old Soldiers' Southern Kansas Reunion right here in Logan Park, Cherryvale, Kansas. This "Reunion Association" leased the park for a two-week period for each year for 99 years. The "Association" named it Logan Park in honor of General John A. Logan, the first commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic from 1868 to 1871.

The annual reunions were the delight of the young and old alike and was the highlight of the year. The soldiers arrived by horse and buggy and by special trains. Free cots were furnished in the Women's Relief Corps building; these women prepared and served dinners for 25 cents each.

The "Auditorium" in Logan Park was the center of activities in those days. The famous Teddy Roosevelt was the first speaker among many distinguished soldiers and statesmen to speak from the platform of the "Auditorium." In 1913, a special guest speaker was U.S. Senator Charles Curtis, who became Vice-President in 1928 when Herbert Hoover was our United States President.

By the late 1920s the number of the "Old Soldiers" had decreased and by 1939, most all of them had joined the "Great Association Up There."

On May 20, 1989, a Veterans Memorial was dedicated in memory of those who served our country. It was erected through the labor of volunteers and monetary donations from area residents and former Cherryvale residents. The Memorial honors all branches of services including veterans who were MIAs or POWs. Cherryvale bricks are incorporated in the design of the walls where service emblems are embedded into the monuments with service flags proudly flying 24 hours a day.

Logan Park is still the center of community activities. It is the location of the municipal swimming pool, tennis court, high school football field, plus playground equipment and picnic facilities.


Address: 326 South Liberty

Come visit us in Cherryvale, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Leatherock Hotel and Museums

The Leatherock Hotel is the only local hotel left among the 19 hotels built in Cherryvale's bygone era. This 1912 historic hotel, adjacent to the crossing tracks of AT&

Cherryvale, KS Museums

Lakeview Country Club & Resort

The Lakeview Country Golf Club & Resort is on 150-arcres, with a 50-acre fresh water lake that was at one time Cherryvale's municipal waterworks. It is open 7 days a week, with a 9-hole golf course featuring a putting green, driving range and pro shop.

Cherryvale, KS Golf Courses

Cherryvale Museum

The Cherryvale Museum is itself the dream of a woman who lived here when she was a little girl. Opal Conduitte moved with her parents to Florida, and when she died in 1964

Cherryvale, KS Museums

Tanko Lake

Santa Fe Tanko Lake was built in 1870 to draw fresh water for the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railway steam locomotives and later for the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Railway's steam locomotives. The 45-acre lake was deeded by the Santa Fe Railway to the city as a New Years gift in 1954

Cherryvale, KS Recreation

World War I Cannon

The cannon located north of the Veterans Memorial is one of the first things to attract attention in Logan Memorial Park. The first cannon was made by Henry A. (Daddy) Diltz in the early 1900

Cherryvale, KS Monuments

Things to do Memorials near Cherryvale, KS