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Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Santa Fe Trail

1821 - 1872

 
 
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
1. Santa Fe Trail Marker
Inscription.
Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
State of Missouri
1909
Independence

 
Erected 1909 by Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Missouri.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 5.545′ N, 94° 25.011′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Liberty Street near Lexington Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the west grounds of the former county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Lexington Avenue, Independence MO 64050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Andrew Jackson (here, next to this marker); Here the Oregon Trail Began (a few steps from this marker); First Battle of Independence (a few steps from this marker); A Century of Progress (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson County Courthouse
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
2. Santa Fe Trail Marker
In foreground, looking northwest.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Our Jackson County Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry S. Truman (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Independence.
 
More about this marker. The monument commemorates Independence as the eastern terminus of the trail and is one of a series sponsored by the D.A.R. at the turn of the twentieth century.
 
Also see . . .
1. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Santa Fe Trail Association. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Interactive Santa Fe Trail. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
3. Santa Fe Trail Marker
To right of lamppost. Former Jackson County Courthouse in background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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