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

William Rockhill Nelson

1841 - 1915

 

—Historic Site in Journalism —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 2, 2013
1. William Rockhill Nelson Marker
Inscription.

William Rockhill Nelson, founder of the Kansas City Star in 1880, was largely responsible for building here one of the nation's most influential newspapers. His guidance helped Kansas City become a major metropolitan center.

Marked this 18th day of September, 1965
 
Erected 1965 by Sigma Delta Chi Professional Journalistic Society.
 
Location. 39° 5.541′ N, 94° 34.855′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Grand Boulevard north of 18th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1729 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City MO 64108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Prison Collapse (approx. ¼ mile away); Kansas City Municipal Auditorium (approx. half a mile away); Washington Park Statue (approx. half a mile away); Convention Center (approx. half a mile away); Aladdin Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Old French Kansas City (approx. half a mile away); "Bronco Buster" (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the "Kansas City Massacre" (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
William Rockhill Nelson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 2, 2013
2. William Rockhill Nelson Marker
At south entrance to the old Kansas City Star building.

1. History of the Kansas City Star. (Submitted on March 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. William Rockhill Nelson, a Founder of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. (Submitted on March 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. William Rockhill Nelson Bio. (Submitted on March 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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William Rockhill Nelson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 2, 2013
3. William Rockhill Nelson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 2 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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