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Owensville in Gasconade County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Mural

[cir. 1900 Owensville Parade]

 
 
Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
1. Mural Marker
Inscription.  
• From newspaper articles it is estimated that this Parade most likely occurred in the year "1911".
• Location: On South end of Main street near where Catholic church now stands.
• Owensville was built in the middle of a Prairie, thus you see the remnants of prairie grasses and forbes.
• The Large Red Round building to your far left was the old College, which was torn down around 1920. A 2 year degree after 8th grade. No high school back then. Building stood where Baptist church now stands.
• Gray home next to college still stands today. Roof top can be seen from here - 3rd building from 4-way stop on rt
• It is unknown who the two officials are on horseback near the end of Parade.

Artist,
Ginny Blankenship
7-'14

 
Erected 2014 by Ginny Blankenship.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 38° 20.859′ N, 91° 30.015′ W. Marker is in Owensville
cir. 1900 Owensville Parade image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
2. cir. 1900 Owensville Parade
, Missouri, in Gasconade County. Marker is on North 1st Street just north of East Peters Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 North 1st Street, Owensville MO 65066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Two Old Timers (a few steps from this marker); Four Leaf Clover (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmers & Merchants Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Spools (within shouting distance of this marker); Double Friendship Star (within shouting distance of this marker); In Loving Memory (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier's Walk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Electrical Plant (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensville.
 
cir. 1900 Owensville Parade Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
3. cir. 1900 Owensville Parade Mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on October 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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