{Throwback Thursday} #KCParks125 #TBTThe Santa Fe Trail Marker in Penn Valley Park was placed in Penn Valley Park at 30th Street and west of Broadway in 1906. Maude M. Miles, an art teacher at Manual Training School created the design of a prairie schooner pulled by oxen. This was one of several Santa Fe Trail markers that the City of Kansas City planned to place along the route of the Santa Fe Trail in the Kansas City area.In 1950, lawyer Dean Wood who was a member of the American Pioneer Trails Association said that the marker was not in the correct place to indicate the Santa Fe Trail’s path. After months of research, Mr. Wood determined that the Trail actually was located further east and up the hill, going near and through the area of the Liberty Memorial Mall. He said that the Pioneer Mother Statue was very close to where the Trail went and suggested that the Santa Fe Trail marker be moved. It was placed near 28th Street, just west of Main Street between the Liberty Memorial and St. Mary’s Hospital.St. Mary’s Hospital closed in 1988 was torn down in 2004 to make way for a new Federal Reserve building. The marker was removed at that time to avoid damage to it. The Santa Fe Trail Marker was placed back in the same area and rededicated on February 22, 2017. #KCParks #ThrowbackThursday | KC Parks Instagram Photos

{Throwback Thursday} #KCParks125 #TBTThe Santa Fe Trail Marker in Penn Valley Park was placed in Penn Valley Park at 30th Street and west of Broadway in 1906. Maude M. Miles, an art teacher at Manual Training School created the design of a prairie schooner pulled by oxen. This was one of several Santa Fe Trail markers that the City of Kansas City planned to place along the route of the Santa Fe Trail in the Kansas City area.In 1950, lawyer Dean Wood who was a member of the American Pioneer Trails Association said that the marker was not in the correct place to indicate the Santa Fe Trail’s path. After months of research, Mr. Wood determined that the Trail actually was located further east and up the hill, going near and through the area of the Liberty Memorial Mall. He said that the Pioneer Mother Statue was very close to where the Trail went and suggested that the Santa Fe Trail marker be moved. It was placed near 28th Street, just west of Main Street between the Liberty Memorial and St. Mary’s Hospital.St. Mary’s Hospital closed in 1988 was torn down in 2004 to make way for a new Federal Reserve building. The marker was removed at that time to avoid damage to it. The Santa Fe Trail Marker was placed back in the same area and rededicated on February 22, 2017. #KCParks #ThrowbackThursday

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