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Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Here the Oregon Trail Began

 
 
Here the Oregon Trail Began Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
1. Here the Oregon Trail Began Marker
Inscription.  
This monument honors
the pioneer spirit of
those courageous men
and women who by
their heroic trek across
the continent established
homes and civilization
in the Far Northwest

 
Erected 1948 by Jackson County Court.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list.
 
Location. 39° 5.551′ N, 94° 25.011′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Liberty Street near Lexington Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the west grounds of the former county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Lexington Avenue, Independence MO 64050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Andrew Jackson (here, next to this marker); Santa Fe Trail (a few steps from this marker); First Battle of Independence (within shouting
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distance of this marker); A Century of Progress (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Jackson County Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry S. Truman (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Oregon Trail. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 2, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Oregon National Historic Trail. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Jackson County Historical Society. Society website hoemapge (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Here the Oregon Trail Began Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
2. Here the Oregon Trail Began Marker Detail
Here the Oregon Trail Began Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
3. Here the Oregon Trail Began Marker
At far right of photo
Here the Oregon Trail Began Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
4. Here the Oregon Trail Began Marker
At far left of photo. Former Jackson County Courthouse in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,715 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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