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Carnegie Library Cherryvale's public library, built in 1913, is one of the few Carnegie Libraries still in use. Early in 1909, the Cherryvale Women's Club set a goal to establish a library with an adjoining room for rural women to rest and visit after their long horse and buggy ride to shop in town. In 1912, a grant from the Carnegie Foundation provided the necessary funds for construction of a permanent building. The handsome, pressed brick building from local Cherryvale brick factories, with Carthage cut stone pillars, a concrete foundation, and oak floors with beamed ceilings was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in August, 1987.

The library has extensive files and books on local/state history and a large video collection ranging from children's to educational to do-it-yourself to recent movie releases. There is also an incomplete collection of Cherryvale High School yearbooks.


Hours: Tuesday to Friday, Noon to 6pm, and Saturday, 8am to Noon
Address: 329 East Main Street
Phone: 620 336-3460

Come visit us in Cherryvale, Kansas

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Bloody Bender Family 1871-1873

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Vivian Vance Birthplace

I Love Lucy fans know Vivian Vance as Lucy's neighbor and cohort "Ethel Mertz." Born Vivian Roberta Jones in Cherryvale, Kansas, on July 26 in 1909

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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"

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Frank Bellamy Home and Burial

As a student in Cherryvale Central High School, Frank Bellamy authored the Pledge of Allegiance and brought it into national focus as a winner in a 1892 national student contest. The pledge was first officially used in a national celebration coinciding with the opening of the World'

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World War I Cannon

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