"Walking Stick" Cannon

"Walking Stick" Cannon (HM139H)

Location: Caney, KS 67333 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 0.946', W 95° 55.834'

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Manufactured 1822 at
Fort Pitt Foundry, Pitts. Pa (FPF)
6 pound shell, 3 5/8 bore, weight 742 lbs.

The impractical slender design caused the barrel to burst. Only 100 were manufactured. Only 14 of this style survive in the United States. Eight men were needed to fire one shell.

First served Sinclair Tank farm east of Caney, later obtained by city as War Memorial and a monument to peace as it never fired a shot in anger.
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HM NumberHM139H
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Placed ByCaney Valley Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 239271 N 4100637
Decimal Degrees37.01576667, -95.93056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 0.946', W 95° 55.834'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 0' 56.76" N, 95° 55' 50.04" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-334 E Taylor Ave, Caney KS 67333, US
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