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A prominent JC landmark

Mount Carmel


Twins, Leslie (left) and Wesley Kettenring. The twins were born in Cawker City in 1897 and grew up in Erving Township, Jewell County. Wesley served in the U.S. Navy and Leslie in the U.S. Army during WWI with both surviving the war. Leslie was killed on Dec. 1, 1919, when a shell he had brought back from France exploded in his hand. He is buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, southwestern Jewell County.

Mount Carmel, located on and around the intersection of 60 Road and E Road in Erving Township, is a prominent landmark in the area. Erving Township is the southwestern most township in Jewell County. The "mount" rises to 1,814 feet, though not the highest point in Jewell County, it gives one an amazing view of the surrounding countryside.

The area was named after Mount Carmel in the Holy Land. The book of Isaiah in the Bible refers to "the splendor of Carmel." According to Prairie Jewels by Shute and Dillon, the early settlers likened the Jewell County hill to the Biblical one.

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