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Liberty in Clay County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Sacred Waters

 
 
Sacred Waters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2013
1. Sacred Waters Marker
Inscription.

Mineral waters were tapped as an economic and health benefit in the 1936 dedication of the Hall of Waters in Excelsior Springs. Early Plains Indians had built communities within the county. In hopes to preserve their legacy, archeologist and anthropologist J. Mett Shippee (1896-1985) examined their cultural artifacts. The Antioch Community Church was founded in 1859 by Moses E. Lard. The church hosts the century-old Strawberry Festival annually.
 
Location. 39° 14.735′ N, 94° 25.174′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Missouri, in Clay County. Marker is on Water Street north of Mill Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the east wall of the William S. Brandom Law Enforcement Center. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty MO 64068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Intelligencia (here, next to this marker); Suburban Archways (here, next to this marker); Passing Pleasures, Tourist Treasures (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Faces of the Commonwealth (a few steps from this marker); Scales and Rails
Murals at William S. Brandom Law Enforcement Center image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Murals at William S. Brandom Law Enforcement Center
(a few steps from this marker); First Court House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Jurisprudence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
Also see . . .
1. Excelsior Springs MO History. (Submitted on September 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Hall of Waters, Excelsior Springs MO. (Submitted on September 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Antioch Community Church. (Submitted on September 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. J. Mett Shippee Obituary. (Submitted on September 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.EnvironmentNative Americans
 
Sacred Waters Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2013
3. Sacred Waters Mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on September 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on September 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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