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Parker in Douglas County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Dedication to Parker's Most Significant Early Doctor

 
 
Dedication to Parker's Most Significant Early Doctor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2016
1. Dedication to Parker's Most Significant Early Doctor Marker
Inscription.
Celebrated as Parker's "most significant early doctor,"
Dr. Walter Heath was born in 1867 and died in 1912.


In addition to serving patients in Parker,
Dr. Heath was known for making "patient house calls" via carriage and then automobile
in Kiowa, Hilltop, Elizabeth, Larkspur and Castle Rock.
He also served as Douglas County Superintendent of Schools and
with the Parker family, was a financial donor of the Methodist Church
(Ruth Memorial Chapel) on Mainstreet.

The sculpture of Dr. Heath and his young patient
was created by local artist, Don Budy.

 
Erected 2010 by Parker Adventist Hospital, Dr. Heath's Grand Children - Edward V. Heath and Claire Heath Frink (Dec.), Van Landschoot family, Strain family and the Town of Parker.
 
Location. 39° 31.105′ N, 104° 45.675′ W. Marker is in Parker, Colorado, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of East Mainstreet and South Pikes Peak Drive, on the right when traveling west on East Mainstreet. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19751 East Mainstreet, Parker CO 80138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Dedication to Parker's Most Significant Early Doctor sculpture. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2016
2. Dedication to Parker's Most Significant Early Doctor sculpture.
flies. Newcomb House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ave Maria Chapel (about 600 feet away); Twenty Mile House (about 600 feet away); Hood House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cherry Creek Camp (approx. 3.4 miles away); Russellville - History of Franktown / Franktown Country - Timber Industry (approx. 7.7 miles away); Franktown (approx. 9 miles away); Castle Rock (approx. 11.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Parker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dr. Walter Heath bio (.pdf). (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Article about the sculpture as public art. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.EducationScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
Wide view of sculpture and nearby intersection. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2016
3. Wide view of sculpture and nearby intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016.
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