Marceline in Linn County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Walt Disney Post Oﬃce
After Walt Disney's death in December of 1966, the citizens of Marceline lobbied the United States Postal Department to issue a commemorative stamp to his honor. The postal department agreed to issue the stamp. After the issuance of the stamp was announced, Burbank CA, Kansas City MO, Anaheim CA, and Chicago IL vied along with Marceline to be the location of the first day issuance. Marceline was chosen to be the location of the issuance ceremonies.
The Disney family and other honored guests arrived for the postage stamp ceremonies on the Santa Fe Railway Super Chief renamed the "Walt Disney Special," for this event. The United States Postal Department originally ordered 120,000 stamps, but the unusual demand for these stamps resulted in total production of 153,015,000.
A commemorative stamp honoring
Marceline's favorite son
was issued from
this post office
September 11, 1968
This building is named
in honor of
by Act of Congress
November 11, 2003
Location. 39° 42.891′ N, 92° 56.986′ Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 East Ritchie Avenue, Marceline MO 64658, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allen Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe 2546 (within shouting distance of this marker); Confectionery (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street USA (within shouting distance of this marker); Zurchers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Uptown Theater (about 300 feet away); World Wars Memorial (about 400 feet away); Disneyland's Midget Autopia (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marceline.
Also see . . . The Walt Disney Stamp of 1968. (Submitted on July 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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