Hamilton in Caldwell County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Welcome to Hamilton
J.C. Penney 1875-1971 • 500th J.C. Penney Store opened in 1924 • Frank Clark's Mill 1867 • Sam McBrayer's Livery Stable 1898 • Caldwell County Courthouse in Kingston Built 1898 • J.C. Penney Farms • Far West Memorial • Hamilton Holiday Street Scene 1930's • Hamilton Original City Hall 1911 • Home of North Missouri Steam and Gas Engine Show • Burlington Northern Railroad Depot • Zach Wheat Baseball Hall of Famer 1959
[Mural by Ted] Stillwell
In 1997 the Hamilton Economic Development Board made a commitment to develop a mural in the downtown park. Under the auspices of a summer youth program of the Green Hills Community Action Agency, Michelle Rossi, a Penney High School student, was hired to develop sketches of local historic scenes. Under the direction of Marshall Tezon, president of the Economic Development Board, these scenes were organized into a large mural, then transferred onto 25 4'x8' panels by Tezon, Michael Chadwick and Rossi. Independence mural artist Ted Stillwell was commissioned by the Economic Development Board to paint the panels in his studio. The completed mural became the focal point for development of the new J.C. Penney Park.
Erected 2000 by Hamilton Economic Development Board
Location. 39° 44.622′ N, 93° 59.903′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Missouri, in Caldwell County. Marker is at the intersection of Davis Street (Missouri Route 13) and McGaughy Street, on the left when traveling north on Davis Street. Click for map. Mural is in J.C. Penney Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton MO 64644, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Richey" and Harden Stone Millstones (within shouting distance of this marker); Boyhood Home of J. C. Penney (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamilton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Haun's Mill (approx. 9.9 miles away); Haun's Millstone Commemorative Marker (approx. 10.4 miles away); Site of the 1869 James Gang Bank Robbery (approx. 12 miles away); Gallatin (approx. 12 miles away); Site of the 1883 Trial of Frank James (approx. 12 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hamilton.
Also see . . . Hamilton, Missouri: Our History. (Submitted on July 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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