William Allen White Bust and Memorial

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Peter Pan Park, S Neosho St & Copley Ave, Emporia, KS 66801
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A 52-acre park given to the city of Emporia in memory of Mary White. On the southeast edge of Peter Pan Lake is a bronze bust of William Allen White looking out over the lake. On July 11, 1950, this memorial was dedicated by former President Herbert Hoover. Each side of White's bust is flanked with bronze castings of his editorial entitled "Mary White" that he wrote in remembrance of his daughter after her tragic death in a accident. Peter Pan Park is named after White's daughter. It was said that, like Peter Pan, Mary White, did not want to grow up.

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