FOR HAVING SUBMITTED PROOF OF CONTACTS WITH FIVE OR MORE AMATEUR RADIO STATIONS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE MARSHALL COUNTY RADIO CLUB, MARSHALL COUNTY, KANSAS.
The part of Kansas encompassed by Marshall County was populated by stone age men for thousands of years, as testified by the many archeological sites found in the area. These people made permanent homes, fished the streams and hunted the rolling prairie. The first Europeans to visit the area may have been Spaniards from the south-west. Early French trappers worked the streams for beaver and lived peace with the Indians. The Oregon Trail crossed the Big Blue river north of Blue Rapids, at Alcove Springs, an important stop on the trail before the trains went across the more desolate western plains. Frank Marshall established a ferry at the site of the county seat, Marysville, which was named after Mary Marshall, his wife. Railroads came into the area in the late 60's and Waterville was founded at the end of the Central Branch of the Missouri Pacific, just 100 miles west of Atchison, Kansas.
The certificate is signed by the Marshall County Radio Club secretary, Mae Leiber, K�TCU, and the president, Laura E. Riegle, K�TCW.