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In Memory of August A. Busch, Jr.

 
 
In Memory of August A. Busch, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, June 23, 2021
1. In Memory of August A. Busch, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  Mr. Busch's love of animals and the desire to share that love with people of all ages inspired him to open his home, Grant's Farm to the public in 1954. He then established the Busch Gardens family Theme Parks in Tampa, Florida and Williamsburg, Virginia. Grant's Farm remains a living tribute to him.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1954.
 
Location. 38° 33.062′ N, 90° 21.21′ W. Marker is in Affton, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Grant Road, 0.8 miles north of Gravois Rd (State Highway 30), in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7500 Bull Run Dr, Saint Louis MO 63123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ulysses S. Grant and the Farm at White Haven (a few steps from this marker); Grant's Departure / ~150 Years Ago (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Changes at White Haven / ~150 Years Ago - Grants Horses (about 400 feet away); Working Plantation / ~150 Years Ago - Emancipation
In Memory of August A. Busch, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, June 23, 2021
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(about 500 feet away); A Slave Plantation (about 500 feet away); White Haven (about 500 feet away); Outbuildings / ~150 Years Ago—Colored Troops (about 600 feet away); Green Haven? (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Affton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 21, 2023