{What's That Wednesday} Our #WTW picture is the Westport Memorial Marker located at 40th & Broadway. Check it out if you are at the The Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade on Friday. ☘️Location: 40th & BroadwayDesigner: Robert Merrell GageDedicated: 1920About: This monument is dedicated to the pioneer women of the town of Westport by the Daughters of Old Westport.Westport, incorporated as a town in 1833 was the jump-off place to the Santa Fe Trail. This was the business and commercial center of the area before Kansas City came into being in 1850. Goods and people moved up the Missouri River to “Westport Landing,” hence through what is now downtown Kansas City to Westport. At the time of annexation, Westport comprised the area from 31st to 47th Streets, from State Line to Troost except a small tract between 45th and 47thStreets, State Line to Holly.A small plaque on one side of the boulder bears the words:Daughters of Old Westport1832 1920Erected by the Daughters of Old Westport in honor of the pioneers of Westport.The plaque on the other side says:To the Pioneer MotherSimilar markers are found in several other Westport locations. #KCParks #WhatsThatWednesday | KC Parks Instagram Photos

{What's That Wednesday} Our #WTW picture is the Westport Memorial Marker located at 40th & Broadway. Check it out if you are at the The Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade on Friday. ☘️Location: 40th & BroadwayDesigner: Robert Merrell GageDedicated: 1920About: This monument is dedicated to the pioneer women of the town of Westport by the Daughters of Old Westport.Westport, incorporated as a town in 1833 was the jump-off place to the Santa Fe Trail. This was the business and commercial center of the area before Kansas City came into being in 1850. Goods and people moved up the Missouri River to “Westport Landing,” hence through what is now downtown Kansas City to Westport. At the time of annexation, Westport comprised the area from 31st to 47th Streets, from State Line to Troost except a small tract between 45th and 47thStreets, State Line to Holly.A small plaque on one side of the boulder bears the words:Daughters of Old Westport1832 1920Erected by the Daughters of Old Westport in honor of the pioneers of Westport.The plaque on the other side says:To the Pioneer MotherSimilar markers are found in several other Westport locations. #KCParks #WhatsThatWednesday

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