Marshfield in Webster County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
now orbiting earth
is dedicated to
a native of Marshfield
Born November 20, 1889
Died September 28, 1953
Edwin Hubble was the 20th century’s outstanding astronomer. In observations made in the 1920s and 1930s he discovered the expansion of the universe. Hubble opened the world of galaxies for science when he showed that spiral nebulae beyond the Milky Way are galaxies extending to the limit of the universe and participating in a general expansion of the cosmos. The exploding universe of Hubble, now termed the Big Bang, determined the origin of the elements, of galaxies and of the stars.
Hubble spent some of his boyhood in Marshfield and is related to some residents of the area. His exploits in the world of science led to the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990 which is probing to the very edge of space.
Scale model created by Wm. Buesgen for the Chamber of Commerce July 4th 1994
Erected by Webster County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is November 20, 1889.
Location. 37° 20.314′ N, 92° 54.426′ W. Marker is in Marshfield, Missouri, in Webster County. Marker can be reached from Clay Street north of Madison Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the west side of the grounds of the Webster County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marshfield MO 65706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Webster County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshfield Hand Dug Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Howitzer, Medium, Towed (within shouting distance of this marker); Webster County (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans / Pioneers Memorial (approx. 15.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Edwin Hubble - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 8, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4. submitted on November 8, 2016. 5. submitted on November 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.