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Mcpherson County, Kansas
The founders of Marquette were the Swedish who came here in the 1870's. The historic downtown area was built mostly in the 1880's and many of the buildings are decorated with Scandinavian motifs, mostly on the metal trim of the buildings. The painting was started to beautify one of the downtown buildings and rapidly spread to include most of the downtown area. The historic district includes the six store Opera House Block and the Olson Furniture Store. There is a unique tunnel system underneath many of the buildings and store.
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the Autumn In The Valley Festival is held each October with food, entertainment and even a polka band.
Range School Museum
This one-room schoolhouse was moved here in 1986 from northwest of Marquette. It has been restored by the Marquette Historical Society and is also operated by the group as a museum. Special tours for school children are available in the spring and fall. Please call for more information about the museum
The Marquette Historical Museum
This museum includes many early pieces and memorabilia of Marquette. The devastating 1905 tornado is documented also. The building was erected in 1910 by the Elim Lutheran Church Luther League. Over the years, it was the Marquette Library and the local post office.
Located on Washington Street
Kanopolis State Park
200 Horsethief Rd.
Marquette, KS 67464
This is the first state park in the state! The park is located on both sides of the dam with picnic areas, beaches, a marina, and many recreation areas including 26 miles of trails.
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As of 1-2004, the area code was 785. Marquette is located in the Central Time Zone.