Historic Route 66 - Kneeling Miner - Webb City, Missouri, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 37° 08.424 W 094° 27.801
15S E 370032 N 4111449
Quick Description: A bronze sculpture of a Kneeling Miner, created by Jack Dawson. The statue commemorates the city's early 20th century history of lead mining. Located alongside Route 66, Webb City, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2015 12:07:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMNDF9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
The 10-foot-tall Kneeling Miner, created by Webb City artist Jack Dawson, commemorates the city's early 20th century history of lead mining. Open year-round. Viewable 24 hours a day for Free.

"This statue of a kneeling miner stands in memory of Webb City’s history of lead mining. The kneeling miner stands 10 foot tall and is located in King Jack Park." Text Source: (visit link)

"Webb City roots are literally in the ground. John Webb, for whom the city is named, plowed up a large chunk of lead ore one day in 1875 and from there sprang one of the richest lead and zinc mining areas in the world, and this city. A bit of the history of the town can be read on its street signs and buildings, Aylor, Ball, Chinn, Daugherty and Webb. The city was established in the year 1876, the year of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence." Text Source: (visit link)

Address of Icon:
555 S. Main St.Webb City, MO 64870
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic Route 66

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