W.W. Finney House

category : Famous Homes
Built in 1907, is a Shingle style with limestone accents. Finney and his son, Ronald, were successful financiers and close associates of important political figures. In the 30s they were found to have forged nearly a half million dollars worth of municipal and school bonds. Both were convicted and sentenced to prison, but the elder Finney committed suicide before he began to serve time. He and William Allen White were close friends, and William Lindsay White fictionalized the scandal in his first book, What People Said.

Address: 927 State

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Emporia Zoo

The Emporia Zoo houses nearly 400 specimens including vultures and buffalo. One of the country's smallest accredited zoos is home to a variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles. The zoo also features exceptional botanical displays and spectacular holiday lights.

Emporia, KS Zoos

Emporia Bike Trail

A 7 mile scenic trail passing Emporia attractions.

Emporia, KS Biking

The All Veterans Memorial

Dedicated on May 26, 1991, the first Memorial in the nation honors all Veterans from all wars. The park features a World War II M-4A6 Sherman army tank, a memorial to Emporian, Sgt. Grant Timmerman. The "Vietnam Veterans Memorial" was dedicated March 29, 2001

Emporia, KS Memorials

Emporia Flint Hills Tours

A two day tour of Emporia, Cottonwood Falls and Council Grove. Historical Sites, food, shopping and fun are just a few of the things on the agenda. The itinerary is suggested and adaptable for individuals or groups.

Emporia, KS Tours

Cookie Jar Heaven

2000 cookie jars and 300

Emporia, KS Museums

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Samuel N. Wood Home

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