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Marshfield in Webster County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Edwin Hubble

 
 
Edwin Hubble Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
1. Edwin Hubble Marker
Inscription.

This scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope
now orbiting earth
is dedicated to
Edwin Hubble
a native of Marshfield


Born November 20, 1889
Died September 28, 1953

Edwin Hubble was the 20th century’s outstanding astronomer. In observations made in the 1920s and 1930s he discovered the expansion of the universe. Hubble opened the world of galaxies for science when he showed that spiral nebulae beyond the Milky Way are galaxies extending to the limit of the universe and participating in a general expansion of the cosmos. The exploding universe of Hubble, now termed the Big Bang, determined the origin of the elements, of galaxies and of the stars.

Hubble spent some of his boyhood in Marshfield and is related to some residents of the area. His exploits in the world of science led to the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990 which is probing to the very edge of space.


Scale model created by Wm. Buesgen for the Chamber of Commerce July 4th 1994
 
Erected by Webster County Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 20.314′ N, 92° 54.426′ W. Marker is in Marshfield, Missouri, in Webster County. Marker can be reached
Edwin Hubble Marker and Hubble Space Telescope 1/4-Scale Model image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
2. Edwin Hubble Marker and Hubble Space Telescope 1/4-Scale Model
Marker is located below model on left side
from Clay Street north of Madison Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the west side of the grounds of the Webster County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Marshfield MO 65706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Webster County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshfield Hand Dug Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Webster County (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans / Pioneers Memorial (approx. 15.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Edwin Hubble - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 8, 2016.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceScience & Medicine
 
Marker and Scale Model on West Side of Webster County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
3. Marker and Scale Model on West Side of Webster County Courthouse
Hubbell Family Historical Society Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
4. Hubbell Family Historical Society Memorial
In memory of astronomer
Edwin Powell Hubble
1889 - 1953

Discoverer of external galaxies and the expanding universe. The Hubble Space Telescope was named in his honor. Launched from Cape Canaveral, Fl — April 24, 1990.

Dedicated to the City of Marshfield by the
Hubbell Family Historical Society
at its 9th Biennial Reunion

Erected June 12, 1999
1/4 - Scale Model of Hubble Space Telescope image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
5. 1/4 - Scale Model of Hubble Space Telescope
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on November 8, 2016.   5. submitted on November 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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