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Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

How Should People Gain Access to Their Park?

History Underfoot: 1885

 
 
How Should People Gain Access to Their Park? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
1. How Should People Gain Access to Their Park? Marker
Inscription.  In the days before automobiles, St. Louisans depended on streetcars. The first streetcar line reached Forest Park in 1885. Within a decade, the park was drawing more than 2.5 million visitors per year.
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis - History Underfoot ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.613′ N, 90° 17.013′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Grand Drive 0.1 miles west of Cricket Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5595 Grand Drive, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. How Do We Divide Our Land? (a few steps from this marker); How Will We Open Our City to the World? (a few steps from this marker); The Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Lindell Pavilion (within shouting
How Should People Gain Access to Their Park? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
2. How Should People Gain Access to Their Park? Marker
distance of this marker); Are Trees and Lawns Enough? (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fair Legacy: The Zoo (within shouting distance of this marker); Should Park Space Serve Other Uses? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Can We Control Nature? (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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