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Will Rogers Highway MarkerW. 7th and Schifferdecker Ave., Joplin, MO
The marker highlights Schifferdecker Park, formerly the Electric Park from 1909-1912. In November 1913, Charles Schifferdecker deeded 40 acres here to the city of Joplin with the stipulation that it remain a free public park in perpetuity. Since then the park has expanded to 160 acres. It is home to the Schifferdecker Golf Course and the Joplin Museum Complex. The museum complex includes the Tri-State Mineral Museum and the Joplin Historical Society.
Photos: Summer 2013