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Carthage Public Library

612 S. Garrison, Carthage, MO

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This Carnegie Library was built in 1904 and opened in February 1905. In 1917 meeting rooms on the first floor were used as Red Cross training and classrooms during WWI.x To the east is the E.L. Dale Memorial Library Gardens and fountain complete with an "Alice in Wonderland" statue created by Bill Snow.

x Also in the Gardens is a bronze bust of E.L. Dale atop of a brick pedestal with a bronze plaque and tribute to Soroptimist International of Carthage, MO which was founded in 1948.

x According to the plaque on the front of the base, this sculpture is a memorial to all Soroptimist "Past Present and Future" who have made a difference in the lives of the women of Carthage since 1948.

Photos(s): 2016



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xDid 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.