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Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Schiffedecker Park

U. S. 66 Will Rogers Highway

 

—Chicago to Los Angeles —

 
U. S. 66 Will Rogers Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, October 25, 2009
1. U. S. 66 Will Rogers Highway Marker
Inscription. picture of Will Rogers

Formerly Electric Park (1909-1912), is traced to a multi-acre dairy farm in the 1890's. Charles Schifferdecker acquired the land in the early 1900s. On Nov. 1, 1913 he deeded forty acres to the city of Joplin. Schifferdecker Park eventually expanded to 160 acres. Schifferdecker Municipal Golf Course opened in 1922. In 1931, a concession stand was converted into the Tri-State Mineral Museum, which later joined with the Joplin Historical Society, creating the Joplin Museum Complex in 1996.

Route 66 "Main Street of America" has serviced patrons of Schifferdecker Park since 1926 and continues today as a popular thoroughfare for local commuting citizens as well as tourists.

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
Will Rogers
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 37° 5.106′ N, 94° 32.971′ W. Marker is in Joplin, Missouri, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of Seventh Street and Schiffedecker Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Seventh Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Joplin MO 64801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
U. S. 66 Will Rogers Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, October 25, 2009
2. U. S. 66 Will Rogers Highway Marker
Area photo of the Schiffedecker Park marker.
marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Rader's Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tri-State Mining Machinery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Butterfly People (approx. 1.8 miles away); Survivor Quotes (approx. 1.8 miles away); Recovery Efforts: After the Storm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tornado Statistics - May 22, 2011 - Joplin, MO (approx. 1.8 miles away); Butterfly Garden and Overlook (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. John's Regional Medical Center (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joplin.
 
More about this marker. Enter the Park on Schifferdecker Avenue. The marker cannot be accessed from Seventh Street as it is blocked by the Golf Course.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Joplin. The link for the City of Joplin. (Submitted on November 18, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Legends of America. Missouri Route 66 information from Legends of America. (Submitted on November 18, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

3. Will Rogers. Wikipedia Entry for Will Rogers. (Submitted on November 18, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Additional keywords. Route 66
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable PersonsNotable PlacesRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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