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Katy Trail State Park Historical Markers

Markers associated with the 240-mile long linear state park that runs between St. Charles and Clinton, Missouri, along the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas ("Katy") Railroad trackbed. It is the longest rail-trail in the US.
 
Edward D. "Ted" and Pat Jones Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2011
Edward D. "Ted" and Pat Jones Marker
Missouri (Boone County), Rocheport — Edward D. "Ted" and Pat Jones
Katy Trail State Park is one of Missouri's premier attractions, drawing about 400,000 visitors from across the United States and other countries. Stretching 225 miles from St. Charles in the east to Clinton in the west, the trail is the longest . . . — Map (db m46383) HM
Missouri (Boone County), Rocheport — History of Rocheport
1804... Land Before the Town Prior to its settlement, American Indians used the area we now call Rocheport. The closeness to the river, fertile soils, both salt and freshwater springs, and the protection given by the huge bluffs, rock . . . — Map (db m46345) HM
Missouri (Boone County), Rocheport — Katy Trail State Park 20th Anniversary — 1990 - 2010
From its inception and throughout its 20-year history, Katy Trail State Park has been one of the most successful rails-to-trail conversions projects in the United States. As the longest developed rail-trail in the United States, it has been . . . — Map (db m46403) HM
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — The New Franklin Viaduct
The Need When the Missouri, Kansas and Texas (MKT) Railroad established a division in Franklin, Mo., a switching yard was located south of New Franklin. This switching yard contained seven sets of tracks plus the through line. Missouri . . . — Map (db m46930) HM
Missouri (Pettis County), Sedalia — History of Sedalia

1860... Vision of Prosperity Welcome to Sedalia, Pettis County seat and home of the Missouri State Fair. Sedalia, originally named Sedville, began as a vision in the mind and on the farm of George R. Smith. "Sed" was the nickname of . . . — Map (db m85305) HM

Missouri (Pettis County), Sedalia — Katy Trail State Park 25th Anniversary — 1990 - 2015
From its inception and throughout its 25-year history, Katy Trail State Park has been one of the most successful rails-to-trail conversions projects in the United States. As the longest developed rail-trail in the United States, it has been . . . — Map (db m85301) HM
Missouri (Pettis County), Sedalia — Sedalia to Clifton City — Points of Interest

Clifton City, the next trail head east, is 11.7 miles by way of the old rail corridor. Due to an undeveloped section of trail immediately east of here, some travel over city streets is required, adding slightly to that distance. The grade . . . — Map (db m85314) HM

Missouri (Pettis County), Sedalia — The Trail's End Project — America's 1st Trail's End

The Trail's End Project is an historical, educational and artistic tribute to the American spirit of opportunity, adventure and perseverance staged in the 1860's era of dynamic western development. The times were turbulent with political[,] . . . — Map (db m85134) HM

Missouri (St. Charles County), Augusta — Augusta to Dutzow — Points of Interest
From Augusta to Dutzow along Katy Trail State Park is 7.70 miles. Augusta has a strong German heritage like many other lower Missouri River towns. This area has several wineries open to the public. Founded in 1836, Augusta has preserved . . . — Map (db m133204) HM
Missouri (St. Charles County), Augusta — Augusta to Matson — Points of Interest
Katy Trail State Park runs for 5.70 miles from Augusta to Matson. The first four miles are away from roads, and trail users can enjoy the farm landscape and bottomland forest of the Missouri River floodplain, lined by increasingly taller bluffs. . . . — Map (db m133202) HM
Missouri (St. Charles County), Augusta — Missouri Wine
When we think of American wine, California comes to mind, and perhaps Oregon, Washington or New York. But Missouri? Ja, absolutely. German immigrants settling on the lower Missouri River, and later, Italians coming to the St. James area, brought . . . — Map (db m133207) HM
Missouri (St. Charles County), Matson — Daniel Boone's Missouri Golden Years
Daniel Boone and his fellow travelers—his sons' and daughters' families, other relations, friends and family slaves—came to Missouri in 1799. Boone was 65 years old and already famous in America and Europe, thanks to his . . . — Map (db m133211) HM
Missouri (St. Charles County), Matson — Matson to Augusta — Points of Interest
Katy Trail State Park runs for 5.70 miles from Matson to Augusta, Tavern Bluffs, seen across the river, were the scene of a dramatic episode from the Lewis and Clark Expedition: on May 23, 1804, Capt. Meriwether Lewis fell 20 feet before . . . — Map (db m133210) HM
Missouri (St. Charles County), Matson — Matson to Weldon Spring — Points of Interest
From Matson to Weldon Spring is 4.6 miles, one of the shortest distances between trailheads in Katy Trail State Park. Defiance, at milepost 58.9, is less than two miles from Matson. It received its name after preventing Matson from having the . . . — Map (db m133209) HM
Missouri (Warren County), Dutzow — Dutzow to Augusta — Points of Interest
From Dutzow to Augusta along Katy Trial State Park is 11.4 miles South from Dutzow trailhead, Katy visitors may take a side trip via highways 94 and 47 to the old German town of Washington, four miles one way. The bridge across the Missouri . . . — Map (db m132891) HM
Missouri (Warren County), Dutzow — Dutzow to Marthasville — Points of Interest
One of the shortest distances between Katy Trail State Park trailheads is the 3.7 miles from Dutzow to Marthasville. Dutzow is located in a large gap in the line of Missouri River bluffs. The Katy Trail runs along the base of the bluffs, while . . . — Map (db m132892) HM
Missouri (Warren County), Dutzow — Story and Legend of Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone was legendary while he was alive, thanks to his exploits in leading American settlers to Kentucky and both fighting and befriending American Indians. Outwardly simple—an accomplished hunter and woodsman, conspicuously brave yet . . . — Map (db m132894) HM
Missouri (Warren County), Marthasville — Katy Trail State Park 20th Anniversary — 1990 - 2010
From its inception and throughout its 20-year history, Katy Trail State Park has been one of the most successful rails-to-trail conversions projects in the United States. As the longest developed rail-trail in the United States, it has been . . . — Map (db m61695) HM
Missouri (Warren County), Marthasville — Marthasville to Dutzow — Points of Interest
One of the shortest distances between Katy Trail State Park trailheads is the 3.7 miles from Marthasville to Dutzow. Shortly after leaving Marthasville, trail users cross Tuque Creek on a 190-foot-long through-truss bridge. The Tuque . . . — Map (db m61698) HM
Missouri (Warren County), Marthasville — Marthasville to Treloar
The distance along Katy Trail State Park from Marthasville to Treloar is seven miles. The old Marthasville depot is next to the grain elevators near the Marthasville trailhead. Before the Highway 47 underpass at milepost 78.1, look right . . . — Map (db m61700) HM

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Jun. 4, 2020