Central Park features a Victorian fountain in the center of the Fish Basin
pool that was placed in the park in 1900 by the ladies of the Carthage
Federation of Clubs. The park is a couple of blocks south of Oak on Garrison.
This statue of the late Marlin Perkins dates to 1988. He hosted "Mutual
of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" program on television from 1963 to 1985.
Perkins was born in Carthage and grew up to be a zoologist on his way
to becoming a TV star.
There is also a band shell as well as a bathhouse with a wading pool
in the park.
About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane
road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned
lanes are still there.