Monday, November 2, 2009

A great idea in a tough time

During the Great Depression customers of the Clay Center city-owned power plant who couldn't pay their utility bills were given the opportunity to work off their debt.

Their work resulted in Utility Park. In 1934 Better Homes and Gardens awarded the park its highest community honor with a More Beautiful America Achievement Award.

A bronze plaque commemorating the award is found on a large red glacial rock in the park located at 4th and Pomeroy.

A zoo was added in the early 1950s.

A win-win.

Just a tidbit to help "Get Kansas!"

KE #2 Marci Penner

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