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Liberty in Clay County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Scales and Rails

 
 
Scales and Rails Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2013
1. Scales and Rails Marker
Inscription.  In 1860 Watkins Mill became the first industry in Clay County. Major industries that followed were Cook Paint and Varnish in 1913, Ralston Purina Company in 1940's and the Claycomo Ford Assembly Plant in 1951. The ASB Bridge was built in 1912 joining North Kansas City with Kansas City.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 39° 14.723′ N, 94° 25.172′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Missouri, in Clay County. Marker is on Water Street north of Mill Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is on the east wall of the William S. Brandom Law Enforcement Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty MO 64068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Court House Site (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Intelligencia (a few steps from this marker); Sacred Waters (a few steps from this marker); Suburban Archways
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Jurisprudence (within shouting distance of this marker); Clay County American Revolution Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Passing Pleasures, Tourist Treasures (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
Also see . . .
1. Watkins Mill State Historic Site, Missouri. (Submitted on September 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. ASB Bridge, Kansas City MO. (Submitted on September 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Murals at William S. Brandom Law Enforcement Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2013
2. Murals at William S. Brandom Law Enforcement Center
Scales and Rails Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2013
3. Scales and Rails Mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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