A Private Residence
"I went with my family to live in Marceline when I was four years old...I clearly remember the day we arrived there on the train. A Mr. Coffman met us in his wagon and we rode out to our house in the country just outside the city limits. I believe it was called the Crane Farm. My first impression of it was that it had a beautiful front yard."
It was on the side of this house that Walt Disney painted with black pitch talking his sister into adding big zigzags by promising it would come right off. Walt remembered, "I wasn't thanked by the family for my efforts."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 39° 43.881′ N, 92° 56.531′ W. Marker is near Marceline, Missouri, in Linn County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broadway Street and Missouri Route 5, on the right when traveling west on West Broadway Street. Marker is on the northwest
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coming to Marceline (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dreaming Tree (about 600 feet away); Walt Disney on Marceline (about 700 feet away); The "So Dear To My Heart" Barn (about 700 feet away); Walt Disney's "Barn Circus" (about 700 feet away); The Happy Place (about 800 feet away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Santa Fe 2546 (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marceline.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.