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Farm Credit historical marker, Pawnee County

Dates: November 22, 1982

Photograph of the Kansas historical marker located just a few miles southwest of Larned. It designates the birthplace of the Farm Credit System. It sits near the 280 acres which was used as collateral for the nation's first land bank loan in 1917. The land bank was the first of three agricultural lending institutions which comprise today's cooperative Farm Credit System. The marker has been erected at a time in which our nation's land banks and land bank associations are observing their 65th anniversary of providing long-term credit to farmers and ranchers. Pictured at the far left in the photo taken November 22, 1982, is Robert W. Richmond, Assistant Director of Kansas State Historical Society.

Farm Credit historical marker, Pawnee County