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Austin-Pitcairn Roadside Park

 
 
Austin-Pitcairn Roadside Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 25, 2020
1. Austin-Pitcairn Roadside Park Marker
Inscription.  This park commentators those who pioneered the industries of this area and those who contributed in great measure to their development. Outstanding among these were Moses Austin of Missouri, who brought lead to the Mississippi River near here for making shot and for shipment, and John Pitcairn of Pennsylvanian, who, as one of the founders of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, laid die foundation for the more extensive exploitation of the region's high grade St. Peter sandstone in the manufacturing of plate glass. Land granted by the St Joseph Lead Company.

Park constructed by the Missouri State Highway Commission, sponsored by the Festus Garden Club, and dedicated October 11th, 1953.
 
Erected 1953 by Festus Garden Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is October 11, 1953.
 
Location. 38° 14.533′ N, 90° 23.733′ W. Marker is in Festus, Missouri, in Jefferson County. Marker is on
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Commercial Boulevard (U.S. 67) 0.1 miles north of Andy Habsieger Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2460 N Truman Blvd, Festus MO 63028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crystal City Cententennial 1911-2011 (approx. 1.8 miles away); U.S. Air Force F-84 Thunderstreak (approx. 2˝ miles away); In Memorian (approx. 2˝ miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Jefferson Memorial Post 3777 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Harrisonville, Illinois (approx. 4 miles away in Illinois); Valmeyer, Illinois (approx. 5.7 miles away in Illinois); The Floarke Pavilion (approx. 6.1 miles away in Illinois). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Festus.
 
Austin-Pitcairn Roadside Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 25, 2020
2. Austin-Pitcairn Roadside Park Marker
Austin-Pitcairn Roadside Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 25, 2020
3. Austin-Pitcairn Roadside Park Marker
Austin-Pitcairn Roadside Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 25, 2020
4. Austin-Pitcairn Roadside Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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