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Thursday, 19 November 2009 14:00 by amann

  Koester House Museum

The Koester House Museum, nestled in the heart of downtown, is an excellent place to take a look at life in Marysville before the turn of the century. If the walls of this white frame Victorian house could talk, they surely would tell of the early Marysville banking family who built the home, the handsome couple who moved in as newlyweds and had three children before the wife was struck down by consumption at the age of 35, leaving her husband, small son and two daughters.

The Koester family came to America in 1850 from Germany. Charles F. Koester arrived in Marysville in 1860. He engaged in business and was recorder and treasurer of Marshall County. He joined his brother-in-law in the bank which became the Exchange Bank of Schmidt & Koester. Eventually the Koester family developed an entire block, which had two homes, one now a museum and the other a restaurant, several business buildings and a park. The entire block was given to the city of Marysville by the Koester heirs in 1977. Click Here

Central Branch Railroad

 Upon realizing that the historic tracks of the Central Pacific Railroad from 12th road in Marshall County, Kansas to the Marshall/Washington county line were to be abandoned by the Union Pacific Railroad in 2000, a group of concerned citizens and railroad enthusiasts immediately commence with the process of delaying that action in an attempt to preserve these historic tracks and, in doing so, preserve railroad history in Waterville and Blue Rapids, Marshall County and the State of Kansas. The Society was established as a nonprofit organization and raised the necessary funds in 7 days to stop the abandonment. The Society became owners of 11.89 miles of Central Branch railroad track in 2001. CLICK HERE

Our Daily Bread              

We bring you wonderful taste of home baked goods in a warm and inviting environment of times gone by. You are family from the moment that you walk through our door. Our superior quality and healthy products are served in an ambiance of warm hearts and open arms. Our goal is to never lose the homemade goodness and never take for granted where our help comes from... "I Am that Bread of Life" John 6:48 Check out the monthly special event dinner schedule Our daily bread, Barnes, Ks

Waterville Chamber of Commerce

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Marshall County Travel and Tourism

Marshall County Fair

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