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Butterfield trail was three miles north and was abandoned years before when KPRR started service about 1868. Chetolah was ...
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Iron Crosses, Antonino Cemetery

Antonino, KS

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Located half a mile west of Antonino, the cemetery was established in 1905 at the time of the town's founding. Many early founders, immigrants from Russia in the 1870s, are buried on the east end.

Wrought-iron crosses, instead of limestone or marble grave markers, have long been a feature of Volga-German cemeteries on the windy Plains. Locally crafted, they testify to the "do-it-yourself" spirit of Kansas homesteaders.

Look for the handcrafted details and scroll work including roses, vines, sunbursts, hearts and the crucifixes. The north fence, constructed of black-painted wrought iron in 1980, continues that tradition.

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Larry Reichert

Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785.625.5386
Paulette Reichert

Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785.623.4561
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