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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Missouri

Adair County, Missouri Courthouses Marker back image, Touch for more information
By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., March 24, 2017
Adair County, Missouri Courthouses Marker back
1Missouri (Adair County), Kirksville — Adair County, Missouri Courthouses
The first courthouse of Adair County, completed on July 15, 1843, was constructed on the northwest corner at the intersection of Harrison and Elson Streets. Described as "a low brick affair," the building was said to cost $1,000, a large amount of . . . Map (db m144751) HM
2Missouri (Adair County), Kirksville — Battle of Kirksville — August 6, 1862
(side 1) Confederate Lieutenant Colonel Joseph C. Porter of Lewis County had been recruiting and harrying in Northeast Missouri throughout the summer of 1862. Adair County farmer Captain Mathias (Tice) Cain (Confederate), in command of . . . Map (db m144750) HM
3Missouri (Adair County), Kirksville — Early Days of Adair County, Missouri
The first attempt at a settlement by Whites in this county was in 1828, twenty-five years after the Louisiana Purchase and three years after extinction of the Indian title. Settlers from Howard County decided to locate on the east side of the . . . Map (db m144764) HM
4Missouri (Adair County), Kirksville — The Cyclone — April 27, 1899
On April 27, 1899, at 6:20 p.m. a monstrous killer cyclone approached Kirksville from the southwest taking dead aim on the new Adair County Courthouse. Suddenly, the cyclone veered more to the northeast, making a clear path of destruction from the . . . Map (db m144767) HM
5Missouri (Andrew County), Savannah — Andrew County
Andrew County, organized 1841, is one of 6 counties in the Indian Platte Purchase Territory annexed to Missouri, 1837. Named for Andrew Jackson Davis, St. Louis editor, the county was first settled in the middle 1830’s. Pioneers were from Ohio, . . . Map (db m39756) HM
6Missouri (Andrew County), Savannah — Conglomerate Rock
Formed during the Glacial Period. Weighs about a Ton. Removed from Bethel Church Road east of Highway 71 and North of 48 by County in 1941. Removed and placed here by Andrew County and Fred M Clark of Clark Construction Co. in September 1941 for . . . Map (db m43018) HM
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7Missouri (Atchison County), Fairfax — Veterans Memorial
To Our Veterans They Shall Have a Noble MemoryMap (db m47490) WM
8Missouri (Atchison County), Rock Port — Atchison County Walk of Honor
Atchison County Citizens have left and will continue to leave their footprints around the world Bravery • Courage Hope • Duty Liberty • Service Dedicated November 11, 2008Map (db m48118) WM
9Missouri (Atchison County), Rock Port — Atchison County War Memorial
To the men and women of Atchison County who offered, and those who gave their lives in the cause of peace. [Roll of Honored Dead] [War Memorial Building Cornerstone] To the boys of Atchison County who gave, and offered their . . . Map (db m48115) WM
10Missouri (Atchison County), Rock Port — Rock Port
Side A: Here on Rock Creek in Missouri's fertile Glacial Plains, Rock Port was laid out, 1851, by Nathan Meek and succeeded Linden as seat of Atchison County, 1856. A leader in corn production, the county, organized 1845, is named for U.S. . . . Map (db m48107) HM
11Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — Audrain County Veterans Memorial
[Honor Rolls] Spanish-American War World War I World War II Korea Vietnam POW's - MIA's RememberedMap (db m70461) WM
12Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — Bean Creek German Evangelical Church and Littleby Methodist Church Bell — "Honor the God on high" — "Ehre sei den Gott in der Hφhe" —
Map (db m155061) HM
13Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — Bonnot Combined Brick Machine — 1904 • 1926
Here rests a faithful servant of our company retired on account of age after twenty two years of continuous loyal service. It is a Bonnot Combined Brick Machine installed at the East Plant in 1904 and moved to Josephine Plant in 1917. During . . . Map (db m70494) HM
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14Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — Diaspore Boulder — Weight 10,400 Lbs.
This is the largest "surface boulder" of Diaspore found in the Missouri Diaspore Fields lying south of the Missouri River. - It was taken from a diaspora pit near Aud, Osage County, Missouri, in 1926. - Diaspore is a high alumina clay occurring . . . Map (db m70497) HM
15Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — Graceland — Built 1857
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m70472) HM
16Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — Hardin College Bell — June 1873 - May 1932
[Title is text]Map (db m70468) HM
17Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — John Bingle Morris
Born in Ky, Dec. 3, 1806 Married Julia Ann Shumate June 5, 1827 Settled in Mexico, Mo. 1836 Built the first residence and business house Post Master 15, County Clerk 18 and County Judge 16 years Had 18 children Honest, strong . . . Map (db m70465) HM
18Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — Mexico
[Side A] Internationally known for its firebrick industry and famed for its saddle horses, this county seat was laid out by Robert C. Mansfield and James H. Smith not long before Audrain County was organized, 1836. Named for legislator . . . Map (db m70508) HM
19Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — Missouri Military Academy
Presented to Missouri Military Academy in honor of its One Hundredth Anniversary 1889 - 1989 by the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce with deep appreciation and grateful recognition of its 100 continuous years of . . . Map (db m70509) HM
20Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — Old Courthouse Clock Bell — 1868 - 1952
[Title is Text]Map (db m70470) HM
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21Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — Old Stones
Acquired 1973 Indian Mortar (Grist) Stone c.1700-1800 1960 Granite Millstones used in first Audrain County mill 1850Map (db m70507) HM
22Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — Rex McDonald 833 — The World's Champion Saddle Stallion — Born May 20, 1890 • Died Nov. 10, 1913 —
With his last owner, B. R. Middleton, riding him, defeated every horse ever shown against him. Owned, raised and trained in Audrain County. Sire and Grandsire and Great Grandsire of champions. Most widely known and beloved by saddle horse . . . Map (db m70492) HM
23Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — The Churchill Gate
On March 5, 1946, at Westminster College in Fulton, MO, Winston Churchill delivered his renowned "Iron Curtain" Speech. Allen P. Green built this gate in anticipation of a visit to his home by the former British Prime Minister and President Harry . . . Map (db m70531) HM
24Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — The Green Estate
Allen P. Green, with his wife and five children, came to Mexico in 1910 to manage a small, struggling brick plant. He soon bought it and founded the A.P. Green Fire Brick Company. It flourished and by 1937 had become the world's largest . . . Map (db m70530) HM
25Missouri (Audrain County), Mexico — The Missouri Exercise Tiger Army & Navy Anchor Memorial
Thomas Creed, Jr. Garland Donaldson Ralph T. Earnest D. Dean Ferguson Harry Mettler Lowell Renner Wallace W. Smith James Spurling [Additional Honor Roll of Names] This state memorial honors the men of the United States Army . . . Map (db m70462) HM WM
26Missouri (Barry County), Cassville — Butterfield Overland Mail in Missouri - 1858-1861
Cassville, the last town on the route of the Butterfield Mail in Missouri, was not a relay station but the coaches stopped for mail and passengersMap (db m80212) HM
27Missouri (Barry County), Cassville — Secession Convention in Cassville — A State Divided — The Civil War in Missouri —
Between 1855 and 1884, there stood on this square, a two-story brick courthouse that was known as Missouri's "second Confederate capitol." It was here that members of the state legislature gathered between Oct. 29 and Nov. 7, 1861 to complete a . . . Map (db m44605) HM
28Missouri (Barry County), Cassville — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to men and women who serve in the Armed Forces of the United States, during war and peace. We sincerely appreciate your sacrifice and dedication to preserve the freedom of this great nation. God will one day judge our actions. Until then . . . Map (db m62885)
29Missouri (Barry County), Hilltop — Roaring River School
This valleys bountiful resources, particularly its abundant water, attracted settlers beginning in the 1820s. The constant rapid flowing of spring-fed Roaring River appealed to millwrights, who saw the opportunities such a reliable source of power . . . Map (db m68553) HM
30Missouri (Barry County), Monett — Christopher G. Stark Memorial
Dedicated to a fallen hero and all Armed Forces Serving and Protecting the United States of America. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13. Under a picture of Specialist . . . Map (db m62712) WM
31Missouri (Barry County), Monett — Veterans Memorial
In grateful memory of our Armed Forces Veterans who honored their nation with their service and sacrifices.Map (db m62806) HM
32Missouri (Barry County), Monett — War Memorial
To those who served our country in time of war —————————— They gave their today for our tomorrowMap (db m80213) WM
33Missouri (Barry County), Purdy — Purdy Veteran's Memorial
This monument is dedicated to those who served our country by the people of Purdy, Missouri. We must always remember that by the sacrifices we enjoy our freedom today. Dedicated 2012.Map (db m62800) WM
34Missouri (Barton County), Lamar — Harry S Truman — In Memoriam
Born Lamar, Missouri May 8, 1884 Died Kansas City, Missouri December 26, 1972 Patriot - Statesman - Legionnaire First Legionnaire President of the United States This memorial was erected in May 1984 by Legionnaires and Friends of the . . . Map (db m37140) HM
35Missouri (Barton County), Lamar — Harry S. Truman — May 8 1884 - Dec. 26, 1972
Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri 32nd President, Apr. 12, 1945-Jan.20, 1953 From this spot Mr. Truman delivered his Vice Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech on August 31, 1944Map (db m42287) WM
36Missouri (Barton County), Lamar — Harry S. Truman Birthplace Memorial
This shrine is dedicated to Harry S. Truman Thirty second President of the United States of America who was born at this location May 8, 1884 [died] Dec. 26, 1972 "I ask only to be a good and faithful servant of . . . Map (db m37113) HM
37Missouri (Barton County), Lamar — Lamar
Side A Lamar is distinguished as the birthplace of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. The son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman, he was born May 8, 1884. The family moved to Harrisonville in Cass . . . Map (db m42286) HM
38Missouri (Barton County), Lamar — McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial — Barton County War Memorial
On October 1st, 1910, this cannon and original memorial presented to Barton County, Missouri by the members of McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Department of Missouri. It was dedicated to the memory of the soldiers and sailors of the Civil War 1861-1865. . . . Map (db m42302) WM
39Missouri (Barton County), Lamar — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
. . . Map (db m42304) HM
40Missouri (Barton County), Liberal — Veterans Memorial — 1776 • 1976
In Memory of Those Who Served Our CountryMap (db m63675) WM
41Missouri (Bates County), Adrian — Lt Charles Garrison Veterans Memorial — All Gave Some - Some Gave All
In memory of Veterans World War I and Veterans World War II The Perimeter The Perimeter is a place warriors will always seek- even for eternity. Just gaze out at our National Cemeteries, for out there, on the outer edge, . . . Map (db m81538) WM
42Missouri (Bates County), Butler — “First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry” — They Fought Like Tigers
The 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry fought and won the Battle of Island Mound, also known as The Battle at Fort Toothman on October 28 & 29, 1862 in Charlotte Township approx. 7.5 miles southwest of Butler. It is said to have been the only . . . Map (db m54126) HM WM
43Missouri (Bates County), Butler — Arnold Post No. 46 Veterans Memorial
Duty Honor Country Well Done Be Thou At PeaceMap (db m46149) WM
44Missouri (Bates County), Butler — Arnold Post No. 46 World War Memorial
In memory of the Veterans of the Great World War 1914 - 1918Map (db m46144) HM
45Missouri (Bates County), Butler — Bates County World War I Memorial
In Memory of Our World War Veterans Unveiled under auspices of the American Legion Posts of Bates Co. May 30, 1927Map (db m39870) WM
46Missouri (Bates County), Butler — Bates County, Missouri in 1862
Bates County was formed in 1841. Many early settlers came from Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. The 1860 census listed a population of 6,765 with a slave population of 442. In 1862, the slave population had dropped greatly. Most Bates . . . Map (db m60614) HM
47Missouri (Bates County), Butler — Battle of Island Mound Memorial
Here, on October 29, 1862 was the first crucible to test the mettle of formerly enslaved black men during the Civil War. Here, a group of volunteers faced battle with the certainty of only two outcomes - victory or death - for there would be . . . Map (db m60581) HM
48Missouri (Bates County), Butler — Butler History Murals
1806 15 Ms. South of Butler Explorer Zebulon Pike Parley With Osage Chief 1863 Burning of Butler by Order No. 11 During the Civil War Where the Civil War Began Brother Against Brother Post Civil War Reconstruction [Mural . . . Map (db m39898) HM
49Missouri (Bates County), Butler — Butler Memorial Airport — 1963
Dedicated to those who served our nation in all warsMap (db m39912) WM
50Missouri (Bates County), Butler — David Clayton Wolfe — 1864 - 1917
First Road Dragger in Bates County He lived for others. He tried to live a humble Christian. The Lord blessed his life and will continue to bless all who trust fully in Him.Map (db m46088) HM
51Missouri (Bates County), Butler — Eugene S. Hurt Chapter 67 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial
In honor and respect to every veteran Dedicated by Disabled American Veterans Nov. 11, 1987Map (db m39868) WM
52Missouri (Bates County), Butler — First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regimental History
Most of the men of the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry were escaped slaves. Many fled to Kansas from farms and towns in Missouri or Arkansas to find freedom. Some may have been "stolen" in Jayhawk raids. Others in the regiment were . . . Map (db m65049) HM
53Missouri (Bates County), Butler — North Field — Webster School 1900
Webster School was erected on this site in 1900. It was one of 3 schools to serve the East, West, & North neighborhoods. Known as North School, it was razed when the 3 grade schools were consolidated into Butler Elementary.Map (db m39907) HM
54Missouri (Bates County), Butler — Order No. 11 — August 25, 1863 — Forced Evacuation and Burning of Bates County —
By 1863 the Union Army’s inability to control Confederate Guerrilla activity in western Missouri exploded. On August 25, 1863, Union General Thomas Ewing issued Order No. 11 four days after Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, Kansas. Residents in Bates . . . Map (db m74091) HM
55Missouri (Bates County), Butler — Palace Office Building
The Palace Hotel Building was built in 1879 as part of the rebuilding of Butler after it was burned during the Civil War. It is a good example of high style Italianate architecture with elaborate bracketed cornice. It originally had an exterior . . . Map (db m39874) HM
56Missouri (Bates County), Butler — Prairie Fire and the Battle of Island Mound
In the 1860s, the vast, rolling tallgrass prairies of the Osage Plains stretched for miles. Maintained by periodic fires for approximately 5,000 years before European settlement, prairie once covered approximately 78 percent of Bates County, Mo. . . . Map (db m60613) HM
57Missouri (Bates County), Butler — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and and loyalty The . . . Map (db m93626) HM
58Missouri (Bates County), Butler — The Battle of Island Mound
During the fall of 1862, Bates County had become a haven for guerrillas and Confederate recruiters. One of their favorite haunts was a marshy tract on the Marais-des-Cygnes River, southwest of Butler, known to locals as "Hog Island." On Oct. . . . Map (db m65050) HM
59Missouri (Bates County), Butler — The Battle of Island Mound: A Demonstration to the Nation
African Americans saw the Civil War as a fight for their freedom. Early in the war, freed black men who tried to enlist in the Union Army were turned away. A 1792 Federal law still barred blacks from bearing arms for the U.S. Army. The U.S. . . . Map (db m60617) HM
60Missouri (Bates County), Butler — The Toothman Farm — Home to a Notorious Rebel Family
After the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed, pro-slavery Missourians and free-state Kansans fought over whether Kansas should enter the Union as a slave or free state. The fighting was so intense that the conflict was called "Bleeding . . . Map (db m60584) HM
61Missouri (Bates County), Hume — Veterans Memorial
Erected Aug. 1, 1921 in memory of those who served in the Worlds War Rededicated August 1, 2001 in memory of all American veteransMap (db m84539) WM
62Missouri (Bates County), Rich Hill — 33 — Harmony Mission — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site No. 33
[Front] Historic Harmony Mission, a school for the Indians of Missouri, once stood east of Rich Hill, on the north bank of the Osage River, near the centuries-old camping sites of the Great and Little Osage tribes. The mission was founded . . . Map (db m121349) HM
63Missouri (Bates County), Rich Hill — The Town That Coal Built — Rich Hill, Missouri — "Big Mouth" —
Marion 8200-5 Walking Dragline "Midway Princess" Total Working Weight • 6,800,000 Pounds Boom Length • 275 Feet Boom Angle • 35 [degrees] Maximum Digging Depth • 125 Feet Operation Radius • 251 Feet Bucket Capacity • 73 . . . Map (db m72041) HM
64Missouri (Benton County), Warsaw — Butterfield Overland Mail in Missouri — 1858-1861
Warsaw, in Benton County, 55 miles from the Tipton Terminus, was a relay and meal station. Accommodations were provided by the Lemon, later Campbell House, and Nichols Tavern. Its building still stands.Map (db m140840) HM
65Missouri (Bollinger County), Marble Hill — Marble Hill
[side 1] Here on a scenic hill at the junction of crystal clear Crooked and Hurricane Creeks, Thomas Hamilton laid out Marble Hill after Bollinger County was organized, March, 1851. First called New California, the town was . . . Map (db m179953) HM
66Missouri (Boone County), Centralia — The Civil War in Centralia — Missouri's Civil War
A violent encounter between Southern partisan cavalry and Union forces occurred in and near Centralia on September 27, 1864. The Southern forces were irregular Confederate partisan rangers under the overall command of William "Bloody Bill” . . . Map (db m116878) HM
67Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — "Make A Brighter Future"
The Sharp End was a thriving business district from 1910 - 1960. It disappeared through urban renewal and the use of eminent domain. John Lange Sr. and Annie Fisher were prominent business owners of a butcher shop and restaurant, . . . Map (db m169417) HM
68Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — 3rd Street Market, Blue & White Cafι, and the Harvey House
From the 1930s through the 1960s, the two buildings located on the west side of 3rd Street between Pendleton & Switzler were a hub for family and commerce in Columbia's black community. A one-story, brick building housed the 3rd Street Market . . . Map (db m169472) HM
69Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — African-American Heritage — Flat Branch Park
The Flat Branch has witnessed the accomplishments of Columbia's African-American community for generations. A free African-American, John Lange (later shortened to Lang), Sr., operated Columbia's first butcher shop in the public market from . . . Map (db m169422) HM
70Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — African-American Heritage Trail
McKinney Building — Built in 1917 by Columbia black businessman Fred McKinney, the two-story building housed various businesses at street level. When completed, the building was heralded as "well finished" and praised for being among the first . . . Map (db m169431) HM
71Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — African-American Heritage Trailhead
The African-American Heritage Trail commemorates Columbia's blacks, their enterprises and churches from the city's first 200 years. The Trail honors people who overcame enormous odds to achieve outstanding legacies, some receiving national and . . . Map (db m169420) HM
72Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Annie Fisher's House — African-American Heritage Trail
Annie Fisher (1867-1938) was heralded nationally for her business success. One of 11 children born in present-day Columbia to former slaves Robert and Charlotte Knowles, Annie worked as a child rocking cradles for white families. She learned to . . . Map (db m169473) HM
73Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Beetle Bailey
Come sit with Beetle Bailey, Mizzou's famous comic-strip character created through the genius of Mort Walker, AB '48 Humanities. Beetle relaxes in the re-creation of a booth from the Shack, a hangout frequented by Walker during his student days. . . . Map (db m87609) HM
74Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Coleman Coal and Salvage / Tiger Theater / Tiger Lounge / Noble's Merchandise Exchange / Kozy Shop — African-American Heritage Trail
Alvan B. Coleman (1897-1968) owned Coleman Coal and Salvage, Tiger Theater, Tiger Lounge and other real estate. His father, James B. Coleman, was principal at Douglass School; his mother Julia taught there. Until Urban Renewal, the family home . . . Map (db m169469) HM
75Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Columbia
Columbia, "Educational Center of Missouri", originated in the town of Smithton, laid out by the Smithton land Company, 1819. By 1821, when the name was changed, the town was the seat of Boone Co., organized 1820, and named for Daniel Boone who died . . . Map (db m106358) HM
76Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Columbia Cemetery
This cemetery contains the original six lots established in 1821 as the burial ground for the City of Columbia. Commemorated on the one hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary. Dedicated May 27, 1996 This property has been placed on the . . . Map (db m59457) HM
77Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Columbia Cemetery — African-American Heritage Trail
Gravesites for blacks were initially segregated in the south-central end of Columbia Cemetery near its intersection of Boone Road and Todd Drive. Blacks buried in this section include famed ragtime pianist and composer J.W. "Blind" Boone and . . . Map (db m169446) HM
78Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Commerce — Flat Branch Park
During the early stages of Columbia's development, the Smithton Company donated land for a "Market Square" to the Boone County Commissioners. South Fourth Street, known at the time as Water Street, was no doubt created for the traffic of numerous . . . Map (db m169424) HM
79Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Doby Flats / Wiggins Medical Clinic / Community Shoe Shop / McQuitty's Barber Shop — African-American Heritage Trail
Doby Flats—Stephen Doby, born on a S. Carolina plantation in 1854, came to Columbia about 1915. He built/owned Doby Flats (residential buildings) nearby and other houses. Wiggins Medical Clinic—Doby's daughter Ruth, a legendary teacher at . . . Map (db m169465) HM
80Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Don Faurot / Faurot Field
Don Faurot 1902-1995 Football Coach 1935-42, 1946-56 Athletic Director 1935-67 Here stands the symbol of Ol' Mizzou, famed "Thin Man" from Mountain Grove, a boy who helped build this stadium and a football coach who filled it with . . . Map (db m59512) HM
81Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Douglass Park and Pool, Russell Chapel — African-American Heritage Trail
A city park in the black community was included in the official City of Columbia plans as early as 1935. For years, families had enjoyed outdoor summer activities at Douglass School, including baseball, softball, dances and picnics. Support for a . . . Map (db m169471) HM
82Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Early Settlement — Flat Branch Park
The first settlers of present-day Boone County, Missouri were American Indians who arrived more than 11,000 years ago. Their descendants slowly evolved culturally, settling in communities where they engaged in agriculture and developed pottery. . . . Map (db m169425) HM
83Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Fifth Street Christian Church / St. Paul A.M.E. Church — African American Heritage Trail
Fifth Street Christian Church, founded as Second Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in 1861, is considered the first black church in the city. The first permanent church opened in 1879 at Seventh and Ash streets. With more than 200 . . . Map (db m169442) HM
84Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — George Clinton Swallow — A.M., M.D., L.L.D. — 1817 - 1899 —
First Professor of Geology, Chemistry, Agriculture, and First Dean of The College of Agriculture University of Missouri. First State Geologist of Missouri.Map (db m59459) HM
85Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Henry Kirklin — African-American Heritage Trail
Henry Kirklin (1858-1938) was a prize-winning internationally acclaimed horticulturalist. Born a slave in Columbia, he was freed at age 5. At age 14, he worked at Joseph B. Douglass' nursery, learning from European gardeners. Later, as a . . . Map (db m169474) HM
86Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — In Loving Memory of Mrs. Beulah Ralph
Community leader, mentor, and educator for 56 years with the Columbia Public School District. During this time she developed and directed the Home School Communicator Program. This program, Mrs. Ralph's contribution to Columbia's Civil Rights . . . Map (db m169470) HM
87Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — In Memory of the United States Colored Troops of the Civil War — Known to Be Buried in Columbia Cemetery
3rd Sgt. Alexander Campbell 11th Pvt. Rice W. Woods 13th Pvt. Geo. Washington • Pvt. Geo. M. Richardson 18th Pvt. Gabriel Smith • Pvt. Joseph Winn 46th Pvt. Jerry Morrison 54th Sgt. Talton Woods . . . Map (db m169461) WM
88Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — James Shannon L.L.D.
In memory of James Shannon L.L.D. Born in Monaghan Co. Ireland April 23, 1799 Died Feb. 23, 1859 Second President, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. 1850-1856 Co-Founder of Christian College 1851 (Now Columbia College), . . . Map (db m59462) HM
89Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Jewell Cemetery
Jewell Cemetery is located on what was originally the farm of George Jewell. George, his wife, and their children first moved from Virginia to Kentucky, then Franklin, Missouri, and finally Columbia in 1822. George, his son William, and . . . Map (db m59646) HM
90Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Lest We Forget: Lynching at the Stewart Road Bridge
Near this place James T. Scott, a Black janitor in the medical school at MU, was killed on April 29th, 1923. A mob brought Mr. Scott to the bridge, placed a noose around his neck, and pushed him over the railing while hundreds of spectators watched. . . . Map (db m169415) HM
91Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Memorial Union Tower
In grateful memory of these Heroic Sons of Missouri who in the Great War - 1917 - 1918 - paid the full measure of devotion [Roll of Honored Dead] Tipping of the Hats When the Memorial Union Tower was completed in 1926, . . . Map (db m59474) HM WM
92Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad Depot
June 30, 1909 The depot opens. November 19, 1976 Depot renovation completed. Katy Station Restaurant opens for business. January 29, 1979 Placement on the National Register of Historic Places May 2, 1979 Formal re dedication of . . . Map (db m169445) HM
93Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Yard — Downtown Columbia, MO
[The marker features images from the MKT's history, as well as a map:]
A 1912 postcard view from East Broadway of the Katy's handsome Columbia passenger station. The impressive depot was built in 1909 and stands today. - Raymond B. . . . Map (db m169428) HM
94Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Nora Stewart School / Monta's Chicken and Rib Shack — African-American Heritage Trail
Nora Stewart School opened in 1933 as the Negro Nursery School at 401 Park Ave. J.B. Coleman, an educator, owned the house and knew working parents needed a place for their children during the day. The school moved to the St. Paul AME Church and . . . Map (db m169444) HM
95Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Operation Desert Storm — Persian Gulf War — 1990 - 1991 —
To the men who gave their lives, and the men and women who offered but, were spared. Patrick Kelly Connor • Steven Paul FarnenMap (db m169447) WM
96Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Sharp End
From the early 1900s to the 1960, the Sharp End business district was a city within a city for Columbia's black community. Stretching from Fifth to Sixth streets on both sides of Walnut Street. Sharp End was a robust business center with . . . Map (db m169437) HM
97Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — Site of Columbia College
On this site stood Columbia College an institution of higher learning for men. First proposed in 1831, chartered by General Assembly in 1833, began its work in 1834. First session of University of Missouri held here in 1841. This college has been . . . Map (db m59463) HM
98Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — The John William "Blind" Boone Home and the Second Missionary Baptist Church
During the early 20th century, the buildings at 4th and Broadway provided space where faith, music, and community converged. At 10 North 4th Street stands the home (c. 1890) of John William "Blind" Boone, a composer and concert pianist. His manager, . . . Map (db m169432) HM
99Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — The Mel Carnahan Quadrangle — Honoring Leadership in Public Service
Dedicated September 12, 2003, in honor of Mel Carnahan, Missouri's 51st Governor and alumnus of the University of Missouri. From his days as a law student at MU to his leadership as Governor of Missouri from 1993 - 2000, Mel Carnahan served his . . . Map (db m87607) HM
100Missouri (Boone County), Columbia — The Wynna Faye Tapp-Elbert Memorial Amphitheater — In Celebration of her life and Achievements in the City of Columbia — October 2, 1944 - February 9, 2014 —
Wynna Faye Tapp-Elbert was an extremely and well-respected citizen of Columbia. As a wholehearted member of various organizations, Wynna Faye worked tirelessly as a community activist to better the community for the youth, the African-American . . . Map (db m169466) HM

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