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

Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain

 
 
Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
1. Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain Marker
Inscription.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company presents this statuary to the Kansas City Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, in recognition of Scouting's contribution to this nation and as a lasting tribute to those who have earned its highest award
The Eagle Scout Badge
Designed by Adolph Alexander Weinman, this entablature graced the east concourse entrance to the Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York City. In 1967, as that world-famous landmark was razed, this statuary was given in recognition of past achievements and as a challenge to future generations of Boy Scouts

Dedicated October 6, 1968
 
Erected 1968 by Kansas City Area Council BSA, Pennsylvania Railroad, and City of Kansas City.
 
Location. 39° 3.418′ N, 94° 34.769′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of 39th Street and Gillham Road and Harrison Parkway, on the left when traveling east on 39th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Park Maintenance Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Janssen Place Historic District
Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
2. Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain and Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The First Golf Course in Kansas City (approx. 0.3 miles away); Major Murray Davis D.S.C. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Harris-Kearney House (approx. half a mile away); Three Trails West (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Bridger (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Calvin McCoy (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brief History of Kansas City Fountains. (Submitted on July 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain History. (Submitted on July 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Eagle Scout History Brochure Download. (Submitted on July 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. History of Pennsylvania Station, NYC. (Submitted on July 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Photos of Pennsylvania Station. (Submitted on July 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
3. Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain
Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
4. Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain
Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain Marker and Statuary image. Click for full size.
By Sue Fischer, May 21, 2011
5. Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain Marker and Statuary
The centerpiece, holding the Eagle Badge, originally held a clock and graced the Seventh Street entrance to Pennsylvania Station in NYC. The contributor is a proud Eagle Scout, Philadelphia Council, BSA, Class of 1974.
Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain Badge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
6. Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain Badge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 837 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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