Neosho in Newton County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Herman Jaeger, a Swiss immigrant, settled six miles east of Neosho in 1865 and started a vineyard. He located superior wild grapes in the area. Some of these local disease resistant varieties he sent to France in the 1870’s. They were used to replenish the French vineyards which had been infected by a grape louse. In 1889 he was awarded the French Legion of Honor.
This Pathway Honors Some of Neosho’s Most Outstanding Citizens
Location. 36° 52.209′ N, 94° 22.331′ W. Marker is in Neosho, Missouri, in Newton County. Marker is on Spring Street near Spring Hill Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is north across Spring Street from Big Spring Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 West Spring Street, Neosho MO 64850, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Hart Benton (here, next to this marker); George Washington Carver (here, next to this marker); James S. Scott (here, next to this marker); Founding of Neosho (within shouting distance of this marker); Rocketdyne (about 300 feet away, Abbott Cave (about 400 feet away); Heaton Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Downtown Neosho Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Neosho.
Also see . . .
1. Hermann Jaeger. (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Hermann Jaeger. (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.