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

The Barnes Enclosure

 
 
The Barnes Enclosure Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., September 28, 2019
1. The Barnes Enclosure Marker
Inscription.  This property was settled in 1836 by the Jesse Barnes Family. It was one of the first stops out of Independence on the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails. The travelers'diaries, letters and memoirs often make note of their overnight camping or securing lodging in the Barnes home. Today the site is known as Cave Spring.
 
Erected by Raytown Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 59.703′ N, 94° 29.008′ W. Marker is in Raytown, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on East Gregory Boulevard 0 miles west of Blue Ridge Boulevard, on the left when traveling west. This marker is 282' west of Blue Ridge Boulevard on the south side of Gregory Boulevard, at the entrance to Cave Spring Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8701 East Gregory Boulevard, Kansas City MO 64133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richards Flying Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1844 Homestead (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Ray Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.4 miles away); Where Wagons Rolled / Wieduwilt Swales
Bartelli Cascades image. Click for full size.
By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., September 28, 2019
2. Bartelli Cascades
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Byram's Ford Historic District (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. 2.7 miles away); Byram's Ford Battlefield (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pratt's Artillery (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raytown.
 
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Cave Spring Interpretive Center sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., September 28, 2019
3. Cave Spring Interpretive Center sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2019, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2019, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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