Olympic Medalists Glen Cunningham and Thane Baker

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Olympic Medalists Glen Cunningham and Thane Baker Glenn ran on the 1932 and 1936 U.S. Olympic teams winning a silver medal in 1936 in the 1500 meters. In 1938 he set an indoor mile world record with a time of 4.04.4 and was given credit for making the mile the glamour event in indoor track and was selected as the outstanding track performer in the 100 year history of Madison Square Garden.

Thane Baker, in 1952, captured the silver medal in the 200 meters during the Olympic held in Helsinki, Finland. In 1956, in Melbourne, Australia, he won the gold medal as captain and member of the 400 meter relay team; a silver medal in the 100 meters, and the bronze medal in the 200 meters.

The epitome of "True Winners", both on the track and in their everyday life, they are an inspiration to all.

The two large displays and oil painting by local artist, Julie Caffee, is a fitting tribute to their endeavors. Located at the Morton County Historical Society Museum.

Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. .... Saturday & Sunday: By Appointment
Address: East Highway U.S. 56
Phone: 620-697-2833

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Morton County Historical Society Museum

A visit to the Morton County Historical Museum is an exploration in history. As you enter the museum, you will note the beautiful paintings around the room, depicting the history of Morton County. All are painted by local artists, reflecting pride in sturdy pioneer ancestors.

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Semi-pro Baseball

Elkhart boasts its own semiprofessional baseball team, the Dusters, sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Promising, hopeful players descend on the community each summer to play, practice and live with local families.

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Tri-State Marker

Visitors will want to see "8 Mile Corner", where the states of Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma meet. It is located eight miles west of Elkhart on the State Line Road.

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Whistle Stop Park

The newest city park, Whistle Stop Park, runs parallel to the railroad tracks of Elkhart and covers 23.5 acres. Located along Highway 56

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