{Throwback Thursday} MINOR PARKWhen Marie Minor Sanborn (Mrs. Thor Sanborn) died in 1941, she bequeathed about 200 acres of the farm that she and her husband owned just south of Kansas City around 110th St. (Red Bridge Rd.) at Holmes to the city of Kansas City as a park upon her husband’s death. Mrs. Sanborn indicated that the park be named for her father Dr. William E. Minor who had owned the property and had been a surgeon in Kansas City, and that the city would be required to spend $2,500 annually for ten years on the property. The acreage was located outside the Kansas City city limits.After Thor Sanborn died in March 1956, the property was turned over to the city on September 1, 1956. The extension of the city limits of Kansas City in 1958 brought the property into the city of Kansas City. Work began on developing a golf course in 1965 and the golf center was dedicated on June 24, 1967.A history of the property shows that the Santa Fe Trail passed through part of what is now Minor Park.#KCParks125 #KCParks #TBT #FromTheArchives #ThrowbackThursday | KC Parks Instagram Photos

{Throwback Thursday} MINOR PARKWhen Marie Minor Sanborn (Mrs. Thor Sanborn) died in 1941, she bequeathed about 200 acres of the farm that she and her husband owned just south of Kansas City around 110th St. (Red Bridge Rd.) at Holmes to the city of Kansas City as a park upon her husband’s death. Mrs. Sanborn indicated that the park be named for her father Dr. William E. Minor who had owned the property and had been a surgeon in Kansas City, and that the city would be required to spend $2,500 annually for ten years on the property. The acreage was located outside the Kansas City city limits.After Thor Sanborn died in March 1956, the property was turned over to the city on September 1, 1956. The extension of the city limits of Kansas City in 1958 brought the property into the city of Kansas City. Work began on developing a golf course in 1965 and the golf center was dedicated on June 24, 1967.A history of the property shows that the Santa Fe Trail passed through part of what is now Minor Park.#KCParks125 #KCParks #TBT #FromTheArchives #ThrowbackThursday

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