As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service. A new Commissioner will be featured every Monday and Friday in 2017. George Barse (1839-1911) was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and known as “Major Barse” because of his service in the Civil War. He moved to Kansas City in 1870 from Chicago and went into the livestock commission business. In 1884, he founded the Barse Livestock Commission Company. He died of pneumonia and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. His son, George Barse, Jr. was a noted artist. #KCParks | KC Parks Instagram Photos

As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service. A new Commissioner will be featured every Monday and Friday in 2017. George Barse (1839-1911) was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and known as “Major Barse” because of his service in the Civil War. He moved to Kansas City in 1870 from Chicago and went into the livestock commission business. In 1884, he founded the Barse Livestock Commission Company. He died of pneumonia and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. His son, George Barse, Jr. was a noted artist. #KCParks

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