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Near Kirkwood in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

"Daniel Nason"

Boston & Providence

 

— 1863 —

 
"Daniel Nason" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. "Daniel Nason" Marker
Inscription.  This 4-4-0 "American" type locomotive was designed by Master Mechanic George S. Griggs and built by the railroad's shops. It is the only surviving "Dutch Wagon," locomotive, with its cylinders under the smokebox and inside the frames, a popular design before the Civil War. It has 16" x 20" cylinders and 54" drivers. Although a coal-burning engine it was "backdated" to look like an older wood-burning one with a bonnet stack, small tender, and even an older builder's plate to to to the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. It was loaned to Purdue University from 1905 to 1938, was at the New York World's Fair in 1939 - 1940, then sold to the Danbury Fair in Connecticut in 1951. It was bought and donated by the "Friends of the Danbury Collection" in 1982 when the fair closed down and rejoined the rest of the Purdue collection.
 
Erected 2018 by Museum of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 34.323′ N, 90° 27.676′ W. Marker is near Kirkwood, Missouri,
"Daniel Nason" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. "Daniel Nason" Marker
in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Barrett Station Road east of Old Dougherty Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3015 Barrett Station Road, Saint Louis MO 63122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. #4006 (here, next to this marker); #6944 (a few steps from this marker); Illinois Terminal Neon Sign (a few steps from this marker); #952 (a few steps from this marker); #103 (a few steps from this marker); #5011 (a few steps from this marker); #900081 (within shouting distance of this marker); #102 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kirkwood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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