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

Descent of Civilization (Bison Memorial)

American Buffalo

 

— (Bison bison) —

 
American Buffalo (<i>Bison bison</i>) Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
1. American Buffalo (Bison bison) Memorial
Inscription.  

This sculpture serves as a memorial to the great herds of Plains Buffalo - a reminder of what was compromised in the development of our great nation and is now lost from the landscape
- Marc Swanson, artist, 2010

The primary cause of the buffalo's extermination and the one which embraced all others, was the descent of civilization, with all its elements of destructiveness, upon the whole of the country inhabited by that animal."
- William T. Hornaday, noted zoologist (1854-1937)


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsDisastersEnvironmentNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 2010.
 
Location. 39° 6.231′ N, 94° 35.285′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Street and Broadway Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thayer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas City, Ft. Scott & Gulf Railroad Company Building (within shouting
Descent of Civilization (Bison Memorial) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
2. Descent of Civilization (Bison Memorial) Marker
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distance of this marker); Goldstandt-Powell Hat Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Liebstadter Millinery Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); B. Adler and Company, Kelly-Williams Co Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jay and King Hat Co Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Savoy Hotel and Grill (within shouting distance of this marker); Butler Brothers Co Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Bison. National Geographic website entry (Submitted on September 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. American Bison. Website homepage (Submitted on September 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. American Bison. Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute website entry (Submitted on September 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
American Buffalo (<i>Bison bison</i>) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
3. American Buffalo (Bison bison) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Aug. 15, 2022