St. Joseph in Buchanan County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Erected 1939 by Rebecca Rolfe Chapter, Daughters of American Colonists.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list.
Location. 39° 45.886′ N, 94° 50.774′ W. Marker is in St. Joseph, Missouri, in Buchanan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Charles Street and South 11th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the Wyeth-Tootle Museum grounds, near the northwest corner of the mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Charles Street, Saint Joseph MO 64501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty SPC Edward "Eddie" Lee Myers (approx. 0.2 miles away); SPC Joshua James "Josh" Munger (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brian Jay Bradbury (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peace Officers Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Pony Express (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Joseph.
Also see . . .
1. Platte Purchase (Wikipedia). The area acquired was almost as large as the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, and extended Missouri westward along the river. St. Joseph, one of the main ports of departure for the westward migration of American pioneers, was located in the new acquisition. (Submitted on September 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Early settlement of a frontier community: The Platte Purchase. The acquisition of this territory by the state of Missouri in 1837 was primarily due to a change in the United States government's Indian policy, to Indian conflicts, and to the ever-present land hungry pioneer. (Submitted on September 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Treaty of 1836(Submitted on September 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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