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Marceline in Linn County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Happy Place

 
 
The Happy Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
1. The Happy Place Marker
Inscription. In 1950 Walt recreated the barn from Marceline at his home in California and used it as his personal workshop.

It became his "Happy Place" and became the birthplace of "Disney Imagineering."
 
Location. 39° 43.966′ N, 92° 56.651′ W. Marker is in Marceline, Missouri, in Linn County. Marker can be reached from West Broadway Avenue 0.1 miles west of Missouri Route 5. Touch for map. Marker is just north of West Broadway behind the "Disney Home.". Marker is in this post office area: Marceline MO 64658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walt Disney's "Barn Circus" (a few steps from this marker); The "So Dear To My Heart" Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Walt Disney on Marceline (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dreaming Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Coming to Marceline (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Disney Home (about 800 feet away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Santa Fe 2546 (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marceline.
 
Categories. Entertainment

 
The Happy Place image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
2. The Happy Place
In 1949 Walt Disney released the film "So Dear To My Heart," which takes place in the early 1900's – the same period as Walt's childhood.
In the movie, one of the structures on the farm was a barn. It was a set designed and built according to Walt's recollection of his family's barn in Marceline.
The Happy Place image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
3. The Happy Place
The Happy Place (replica) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2013
4. The Happy Place (replica)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on July 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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