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Andrew Drips Park

 
 
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By Michael W. Kruse, July 29, 2015
1. Andrew Drips Park Marker
West inscription.
Inscription.
West Inscription

Kansas City's First Park, the keystone of our park system, given to the city by William and Catherine Drips Mulkey, May 5, 1882, in honor of Andrew Drips.

Erected by The Historical Committee West Side Community Council and the Board of Park Commissioners. 1951

East Inscription

Andrew Drips

1789 - 1860

Celebrated in the fur trade of the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains.

Catherine, daughter of his wife Mary, of the Oto Nation, was born at the historic battle of Pierre's Hole, July 18, 1832. Kansas City was their home from 1839.

 
Erected 1951 by The Historical Committee of the West Side Community Council and the Board of Park Commissioners.
 
Location. 39° 5.745′ N, 94° 35.744′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on 16th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old French Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chouteauís Church (St. Francis Regis) (approx. half a mile away); Reverend Bernard Donnelly
Andrew Drips Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael W. Kruse, July 29, 2015
2. Andrew Drips Park Marker
East inscription.
(approx. half a mile away); Chez Les Canses or "Chouteau's" (approx. half a mile away); The French Bottoms - Early Day Kansas City (approx. half a mile away); Old French Kansas City (approx. half a mile away); Convention Center (approx. half a mile away); Kansas City Municipal Auditorium (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
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Andrew Drips Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael W. Kruse, July 29, 2015
3. Andrew Drips Park Marker
Andrew Drips Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael W. Kruse, July 29, 2015
4. Andrew Drips Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2015, by Michael W. Kruse of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2015, by Michael W. Kruse of Kansas City, Missouri. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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