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We had a really good time exploring Russell! We could not believe how friendly everyone in Russell was to us!
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Bob Dole

Address: 1035 N Maple
Russell, KS 67665

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Bob Dole has been called a "towering figure" and "the most enduring Republican leader of the twentieth century", but he still calls Russell Kansas his home.
Bob still has family in Russell and when he and Elizabeth come to visit they stay in Bob's boyhood home, therefore, it is not open to the public, but visitors are invited to drive by and take advantage of a great photo opportunity.
1035 N Maple, drive by only
Born and raised in Russell, Dole has been forever grateful for the help he received from the community after being seriously injured in World War II.  Dole expresses his gratitude on many occasions, most notabley when he returns to his hometown for special events.
When he is home you will find him enjoying a cold root beer (his favorite) at the local A & W Restaurant, visiting the rest home and just hanging out with friends and family.  Neighbors and friends recall Bob Dole growing up as as "an all American boy".  He was an athlete who played on the Russell football team, ran the 800 in track, and played basketball.  Along with his participation in sports, he found time to work nights and Saturdays at Dawson Drug Store where he learned the art of meeting the public, one on one.

Growing up in the small town of Russell has helped instill Bob with respect for community service, honesty, and patriotism!


contact info
Janae Talbott
331 E Wichita
Russell, KS 67665
Phone: 785.483.4000
Megan Keener
331 E Wichita
Russell, KS 67665
Phone: 785.483.4000
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