“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Marceline, Missouri Historical Markers

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By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2013
Allen Hotel and Marker
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Allen Hotel
Constructed in 1906, the building was brand new when Roy Disney remembered the entire family eating out at the Allen Hotel dining room. Roy didn't remember what he had to eat, but he did remember that his little sister, Ruth, spilled the plate . . . — Map (db m67166) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Coming to Marceline
Elias [Disney] purchased 45 acres in Marceline from his brother Robert at a price of $125 an acre, promising installment payments with money he was to receive for houses in Chicago that Flora had designed and he had built. In the spring of . . . — Map (db m67134) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Confectionery
The confectionery located at this site in the Allen Hotel Block, built in 1905, was a favorite stop for Marcelineans with a sweet tooth. When designing Downtown Disney, which is adjacent to Disneyland, the Disney Company included Marceline's . . . — Map (db m62153) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Disney Home — A Private Residence
The Disney family moved into this home in 1906.

"I went with my family to live in Marceline when I was four years old...I clearly remember the day we arrived there on the train. A Mr. Coffman met us in his wagon and we rode out to our house in . . . — Map (db m55367) HM

Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Disneyland's Midget Autopia
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Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Main Street USA
Walt Disney's hometown of Marceline today is much as it was when he lived here. The first plans of Disneyland show a remarkable resemblance to the town, with it's store fronts on main street and locomotives coming and going. All who enter Disneyland . . . — Map (db m62154) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Santa Fe 2546
This locomotive is of the "Consolidation" class, having a wheel arrangement 2-8-0. Santa Fe classified it as 2535 series. The wheels are of medium size, indicating that it was intended for medium-speed, freight duty. Number 2546 is one of . . . — Map (db m67164) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — The "So Dear To My Heart" Barn
In 1949 Walt Disney released the film "So Dear To My Heart," which takes place in the early 1900's - the same period as Walt's childhood. In the movie, one of the structures on the farm was a barn. It was a set designed and built according to . . . — Map (db m67136) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — The Dreaming Tree
This large cottonwood tree still stands where Walt and Ruth played and waded in the spring that runs at its base. Daydreaming under the giant cottonwood young Walt Disney would observe the whole of nature surrounding him – the bugs, animals, . . . — Map (db m55381) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — The Happy Place
In 1950 Walt recreated the barn from Marceline at his home in California and used it as his personal workshop.

It became his "Happy Place" and became the birthplace of "Disney Imagineering." — Map (db m55382) HM

Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Uptown Theater
Opened June 30, 1930. In 1956, Walt and Roy Disney held the Midwest premiere of their feature film "The Great Locomotive Chase" in this theater. They personally greeted each child at the door. Walt and Roy took the stage before the movie started and . . . — Map (db m55386) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Walt Disney on Marceline
As an adult Walt [Disney] wrote: "To tell the truth, more things of importance happened to me in Marceline than have happened to me since or are likely to the future." Often he drew upon farm life for stories and characters that became . . . — Map (db m67135) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Walt Disney Post Office
After Walt Disney's death in December of 1966, the citizens of Marceline lobbied the United States Postal Department to issue a commemorative stamp to his honor. The postal department agreed to issue the stamp. After the issuance of the stamp . . . — Map (db m67165) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Walt Disney's "Barn Circus"
Walt Disney was the age of four when his family moved from Chicago to a forty-acre farm in Marceline. Walt quickly learned to love farm life, and the old barn became his and his younger sister Ruth's favorite place to play. The barn provided . . . — Map (db m67137) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — World Wars Memorial — For God and Country — 1917 - 1918 • 1941 - 1945
In honor of those from the Marceline - Bucklin Community who made the supreme sacrifice in the World Wars World War I William Gupton • Wesley Simon Hedrick • William P. Jones • Samuel Kennedy • Lester Leake • Foster Miller • . . . — Map (db m67141) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Zurchers
The Coca-Cola building on Main Street USA at Disneyland is modeled after the Zurcher Building you see here. Built in 1892, Zurcher Jewelers occupied this site from 1903 to 1973. In the Knights of Pythias hall, located in the second story, Elias . . . — Map (db m62421) HM

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