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Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First Major Lead Strike

Local Landmark

— Historic Joplin —

 
 
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Photographed By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
1. First Major Lead Strike Marker
Inscription.  Although various resources attribute the discovery of lead to several different individuals ~~ a slave boy owned by John C. Cox, William Tingle, or David Campbell ~~ E.R. Moffet and John B. Sergeant's 1870 strike is the one that put Joplin on the map, as it was the first major lead strike within the city. It was in this vicinity in August 1870 that the two miners leased a tract near Joplin Creek and sank a discovery shaft, which reportedly produced $60,000 worth of lead. This major strike became a defining moment in Joplin history, sparking the mining boom that would continue for 75 years.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 37° 5.741′ N, 94° 30.63′ W. Marker is in Joplin, Missouri, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of Murphy Boulevard and East Pool Street, on the right when traveling north on Murphy Boulevard. Marker is located at Landreth Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Murphy Blvd, Joplin MO 64801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Osage Nation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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Early Settlers (about 600 feet away); Discovery of Lead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birds Eye View of Joplin 1877 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Connor Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Joplin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Quinby Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Swartz & Malsbury Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joplin.
 
First Major Lead Strike Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
2. First Major Lead Strike Marker
Marker is located at Landreth Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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