Schiffedecker Park

Schiffedecker Park (HMGDN)

Location: Joplin, MO 64801 Jasper County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.106', W 94° 32.971'

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U. S. 66 Will Rogers Highway

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Formerly Electric Park (1909-1912), is traced to a multi-acre dairy farm in the 1890's. Charles Schifferdecker acquired the land in the early 1900s. On Nov. 1, 1913 he deeded forty acres to the city of Joplin. Schifferdecker Park eventually expanded to 160 acres. Schifferdecker Municipal Golf Course opened in 1922. In 1931, a concession stand was converted into the Tri-State Mineral Museum, which later joined with the Joplin Historical Society, creating the Joplin Museum Complex in 1996.

Route 66 "Main Street of America" has serviced patrons of Schifferdecker Park since 1926 and continues today as a popular thoroughfare for local commuting citizens as well as tourists.

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
Will Rogers
Series This marker is part of the U.S. Route 66 series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 12:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 362279 N 4105435
Decimal Degrees37.08510000, -94.54951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.106', W 94° 32.971'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 6.36" N, 94° 32' 58.26" W
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Area Code(s)417
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2923-2941 Historic U.S. 66, Joplin MO 64801, US
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