Dobřichovice, Czech Republic · Manhattan, Kansas

Dobřichovice, Czech Republic · Manhattan, Kansas (HM1J6I)

Location: Manhattan, KS 66502 Riley County
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N 39° 10.783', W 96° 34.693'

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Partner City Flag Plaza

— Creating Lasting Relationships —

2006, the City of Manhattan established a partnership with Dobřichovice, a city in the Czech Republic. This relationship has created a continuing sharing of cultural, educational, youth and civic understanding and friendship between the two cities. Both the Manhattan School District's grade schools and Kansas State University are active participants in the partnership. K-State hosts Czech students through an exchange program, while grade school students interact through online video teleconferencing.
Dobřichovice is a town situated on both banks of the river Berounka, about 15.5 miles southwest of Prague, the center of the Czech Republic. Dobřichovice is located half way between Prague and Karlštejn Castle, one of the most famous landmarks in the Czech Republic.
The community has about 3,000 permanent residents as well as several hundred weekend visitors who occupy cottages scattered along the waterside.
Joe and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin have been instrumental in creating the Partner City project. Joseph Barton-Dobenin was born and raised in Czechoslovakia. Joe emigrated to the United States and in 1948, all of his family's property in Czechoslovakia was seized by the communist regime.
With the fall of communism, Joe was able to return to his home and reclaim family property, providing the Barton-Dobenins the means to assist Czech youth and to benefit Kansas State, where he was a long-time professor in the College of Business. Joe and Elizabeth initiated the creation of the exchange program for Czech students to come to Kansas State University and K-State students to study in Prague.
Dedicated: September 22, 2011
HM NumberHM1J6I
Year Placed2011
Placed ByCity of Manhattan, Kansas State University Foundation, Joseph & Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin, and Concerned Citizens & Organizations
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Date Added Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 709187 N 4339514
Decimal Degrees39.17971667, -96.57821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 10.783', W 96° 34.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 10' 46.98" N, 96° 34' 41.58" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near City Park Trail, Manhattan KS 66502, US
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