Marysville, The Black Squirrel City, is the county seat of Marshall County, and is a beautiful and prosperous town located near the Big Blue River in northern Kansas. It began in the 1850's as a small settlement near a good crossing point on the river. Many historic trails met at the river here to cross on Marshall's Ferry. Marysville was the first home station on the Pony Express route west of St. Joseph, Missouri. The barn where the ponies were stabled is still standing and is now a museum. A large bronze statue of a Pony Express horse and rider & 2 LifeTile Murals can be seen in the Pony Express Plaza which is located between Broadway and Highway 36 on 7th Street. Visitors to Marysville can also enjoy several other museums and attractions that show our history and heritage. The City Park at the south edge of town has a sod house, a rural schoolhouse, a steam locomotive, and a 1901 Union Pacific Depot. A new theme playground was built in the park in 2001 and a new zero entry pool will open in 2014. The park is also a good place to look for the famous Black Squirrels, they really are coal black!
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