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Marthasville in Warren County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Marthasville to Dutzow

Points of Interest

 
 
Marthasville to Dutzow Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 14, 2012
1. Marthasville to Dutzow Marker
Inscription.

One of the shortest distances between Katy Trail State Park trailheads is the 3.7 miles from Marthasville to Dutzow. Shortly after leaving Marthasville, trail users cross Tuque Creek on a 190-foot-long through-truss bridge.

The Tuque Creek bridge is one of eight that the Katy Railroad rebuilt between New Franklin and Machens after giving up its Moberly-Hannibal line in 1923. From then on, the Katy depended entirely on this Missouri River route to reach St. Louis and Chicago.

To visit the Daniel Boone Monument - including Boone's former gravesite - go left on Boone Monument Rd. at milepost 75.8 to Bluff Rd. Turn left (west) on Bluff Rd. and go about four-tenths of a mile. The Boone monument is located on a hill to your right. Though open to the public, the Boone monument is on private land, so please treat it with respect. From the monument, you can return to the Katy Trail by backtracking.

Offered Spanish land grants, the Boone family moved from Kentucky to what is now Missouri in 1799. Daniel Boone was buried here in 1820; his wife, Rebecca, had died in 1813. Their bodies were removed to Frankfort, Ky., in 1845, though local folklore suggests Kentucky received the wrong bodies. Other Boone family members and slaves are buried at the Boone monument.

After two more miles on the Katy,
Marthasville to Dutzow Marker at Katy Trail Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 14, 2012
2. Marthasville to Dutzow Marker at Katy Trail Kiosk
Dutzow appears in a large gap in the line of Missouri River bluffs. To the right of the trail is a wide agricultural floodplain made up of former islands - Boeuf, Miller, Watkins - now mostly pieced together and filled in.

Milepost 74.5
Arched concrete bridges are unusual on the Katy. Effective for short spans, this one was built over a tributary of Lake Creek in 1912.

Milepost 75.8
The former gravesites of Daniel Boone and his wife, Rebecca, lie in the Boone cemetery half a mile from the Katy Trail.

Milepost 76.2
This through-truss bridge over Tuque Creek was built in 1926 by the American Bridge Company.
 
Erected by Edward Jones and Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Katy Trail State Park marker series.
 
Location. 38° 37.63′ N, 91° 3.646′ W. Marker is in Marthasville, Missouri, in Warren County. Marker is on 1st Street south of Depot Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the Katy Trail State Park kiosk. Marker is in this post office area: Marthasville MO 63357, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Katy Trail State Park 20th Anniversary (here, next to this marker); Lewis and Clark in Missouri
Map on Marthasville to Dutzow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Missouri River Commission, 1892
3. Map on Marthasville to Dutzow Marker
[Caption reads] This 1892 Missouri River Commission map, with color digitally added, shows islands around Marthasville and Dutzow that are now part of the river bottom.
(here, next to this marker); Marthasville to Treloar (here, next to this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (a few steps from this marker); The Daniel Boone Trail (a few steps from this marker); La Charrette Marthasville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Charrette (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Marthasville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Katy Trail State Park, Missouri. (Submitted on December 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Missouri's Katy Trail State Park. (Submitted on December 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 16 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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