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

The Southwest Boulevard Fire

August 18, 1959

 
 
The Southwest Boulevard Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2011
1. The Southwest Boulevard Fire Marker
Inscription.


Firefighter Virgil Sams
Captain George Bartels
Firefighter Delbert Stone
Firefighter Neal Owen
Captain Peter Sirna
Civilian Francis J. Toomes


To each who come before this
memorial in remembrance of the final
fire for these six, we pray you
remember them not for what they lost,
but rather what they gave. They have
been and will forever be,
greatly missed.

 
Erected by Kansas City, Missouir Fire Fighters Local No. 42 & Local No. 64, I.A.F.F.
 
Location. 39° 4.36′ N, 94° 36.436′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Southwest Boulevard north of 31st Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3054 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City MO 64108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosedale War Memorial (approx. mile away in Kansas); Rosedale Memorial Arch (approx. mile away in Kansas); Charles Carroll Spalding (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Flaven/Browne Building Complex (approx. 0.9 miles away); The George Rushton Baking Company
The Southwest Boulevard Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2011
2. The Southwest Boulevard Fire Marker
(approx. one mile away in Kansas); Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States National Headquarters Memorial (approx. one mile away); VFW Centennial Plaza (approx. one mile away); Citizen - Soldier (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. KMBC-TV Video of the 1959 Southwest Boulevard Fire. (Submitted on October 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ceremony honors victims of 1959 Kansas City fire. (Submitted on October 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkDisasters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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