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Overland Park, Kansas

Photos of Overland Park

The Soc Hop, Overland Park.

Historic Sites near Overland Park

  • Graham Rogers House - Map
  • Overland Theater (Rio) - Map
  • Strang Car Barn - Map
  • Morse Church - Map

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Originally platted in 1854 as Glenn, the City of Overland Park can trace its roots back to 1905 with the arrival of its founder William B. Strang Jr., who platted subdivisions along a military roadway. Strang envisioned a "park-like" community that was self-sustaining and well planned. He also sought strong commerce, quality education, vibrant neighborhoods, convenient transportation and accommodating recreational facilities. Strang platted several subdivisions and named one "Overland Park."1


Footnotes

  1. Monroe Dodd, Overland Park: History. Overland Park Convention and Visitor Bureau, 2003.
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