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Jensen Point

Route 66 Roadside Attraction

 
 
Jensen Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 31, 2022
1. Jensen Point Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Jensen Point was part of the Henry Shaw Gardenway as a beautification project of the National Park Service and the Missouri State Highway Commission. The overlook was dedicated to Lars Peter Jensen, the first president of the Henry Shaw Gardenway Association and manager of the Shaw Arboretum (Missouri Botanical Garden).
 
Erected by Pacific Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the Route 66 Roadside Attractions, and the U.S. Route 66 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 38° 28.915′ N, 90° 43.161′ W. Marker is in Pacific, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on East Osage Street (Old U.S. 66), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1041 E Osage St, Pacific MO 63069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sterling Price and the Confederate Army (within shouting distance of
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this marker); Beacon Car Wash (approx. 0.6 miles away); Graze Catering (approx. 0.9 miles away); War on the Pacific Railroad (approx. 1.2 miles away); Worlds Fair, St. Louis, Missouri (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hero Nation! (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pacific Honor Roll (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Battle of Pacific (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pacific.
 
More about this marker. This is not one of the original "Hampton Hotels Save-a-Landmark/Route 66 Roadside Attraction" markers; it was put up in later years by Pacific Inc. and the Magi Foundation.
 
Jensen Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 31, 2022
2. Jensen Point Marker
Marker is located at the parking lot
Jensen Point walkway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 31, 2022
3. Jensen Point walkway
Going up the steps leads to a lookout point
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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