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Arly L. Hedrick Bridge and Troost Lake Marker
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TitleArly L. Hedrick Bridge and Troost Lake Marker
AbstractThe column "Postcards of Historic Northeast" features the Arly L. Hedrick Bridge as seen in 1921 at 27th Street. The bridge was built in 1919 in Troost Park by the firm of Hedrick & Hedrick and is now gone. "Troost Park was one of Kansas City's first amusement parks, originally opened in 1889 to bolster ridership for the Kansas City Cable Car Company". Column also includes two photographs of a marker at Troost Lake which commemorates the 1831 passage of Joseph Smith and his Mormon followers.
NotesMarker partially reads: School in Zion. On August 2, 1831, the Prophet Joseph Smith was assisted by the members of the Colesville Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and others in laying the log for the first house as a foundation of Zion in Kaw Township. This log was carried and placed by twelve men representing the twelve tribes of Israel. This house, a place of worship, was also used as a school and was the first school to be erected within the boundaries of Kansas City, MIssouri as they existed in 1932...".
DateJanuary 11, 2006
SourceNortheast News
Local SubjectTroost Lake
Troost Park
Arly L. Hedrick Bridge
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Historical Markers
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID215245
CONTENTdm number29279
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