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

William Rockhill Nelson

1841 - 1915

 

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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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1729 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City MO 64108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Prison Collapse (approx. mile away); Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kansas City Municipal Auditorium (approx. half a mile away); Washington Park Statue (approx. half a mile away); Convention Center (approx. half a mile
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.
away); Aladdin Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Old French Kansas City (approx. half a mile away); "Bronco Buster" (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
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
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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