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The "Soldiers" Monument was erected in Neodesha Cemetery in 1908 under the auspices of Humphrey post 145, of the Grand Army of the Republic, honoring those who fought for the Union Army during the Civil War. A total of 248 Neodesha soldiers served in the Civil War.

The large cast iron cannon in front of this monument is a 24 pounder Seige and Garrison gun. It was built in West Point, New York in 1844 and weighs about 5500 pounds. It has a six-inch diamenter bore and could shoot a six-inch diameter projectile weighing about 24 pounds well over one mile.

Located in the Neodesha Cemetery


Address: North 12th Street

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Neodesha Arts Association

Housed in an impressive Georgian building built in 1914, the Neodesha Art Association sponsors summer theater for children, music performances, and drama. On the second Saturday of every September it hosts an Arts and Crafts Fair for area artisans with fun, food, and entertainment for all ages.

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Cemetery Tour

The Neodesha Cemetery has markers of some of the first founders and residents of early Neodesha. J.B. Keys, along with Robert S. Futhey discovered the present site of Neodesha. The claim to the land, bought for $500

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November 28, 1892, the Norman No. 1 oil well became the first and largest commercial oil well west of the Mississippi and it became the birthplace of the vast Mid-Continent Oil Field. Norman No. 1 was in continuous operation until 1919. The well was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978

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GAR Monument

The "Soldiers" Monument was erected in Neodesha Cemetery in 1908 under the auspices of Humphrey post 145, of the Grand Army o...