Munn Pioneer Memorial
Located in Gage Park, the Munn Pioneer Memorial commemorates the men, women and children who traveled to Kansas to settle and start a new life. It features a bronze statue of Lillie Gordon Munn and a young man, and a large 45-foot bas-relief carving depicting the "movement of civilizations from east to west." Figures depicted include Native Americans, pioneer families, Spaniards led by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Buffalo Bill, priests, farmers, cattlemen, scouts, and cattle pulling a wagon. The memorial was created by artist Fred Torrey (1884-1967) in 1939.
"Munn Memorial, (sculpture)." Smithsonian Institution Collections. Accessed May 3, 2017. http://collections.si.edu/search/record/siris_ari_333050.
Photos: William Fischer, via The Historical Marker Database