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Cameron in Clinton County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

John T. Walker

Rock Island Lines

— 1852 • 1922 —

 
 
John T. Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2013
1. John T. Walker Marker
Inscription.  
The memorial tree planted nearby
is dedicated by the Rock Island
in affectionate memory of
John T. Walker
who by his industry courage and
loyalty through every vicissitude
signally aided in the development
of the
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway
into a great transportation system
devoted to the public service

Seventieth anniversary
October tenth [1922]

 
Erected by Rock Island Railway.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway series list.
 
Location. 39° 44.474′ N, 94° 14.39′ W. Marker is in Cameron, Missouri, in Clinton County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Street and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Cherry Street. Marker and tree are adjacent to the former Rock Island depot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cameron MO 64429, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within walking distance of this marker. Herbert Clark Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee Purcell / Michael Douglas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse James (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cameron Railroads (approx. ¼ mile away); Abraham Lincoln / John Wilkes Booth (approx. ¼ mile away); Harry S. Truman (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Jennings Bryan (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cameron.
 
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Also see . . .  "In Living Memory" article in Rock Island Employee's Magazine v17. The article discusses the Rock Island's 1922 marker program to honor 70 deceased or former employees in honor of the railroad's 70th anniversary. (Submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
John T. Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2013
2. John T. Walker Marker
At base of tree
Former Rock Island Railway Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2013
3. Former Rock Island Railway Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 701 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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