Alexander W. (Boss) Graham - Montgomery County, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 53.829 W 091° 35.859
15S E 621610 N 4306297
The man who developed the old trail into US-40.
Waymark Code: WM41WN
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 06/25/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Marker Erected by: Park Sponsored by Montgomery Co. Garden Clubs and Martha Graham Radford and Arthur A. Radford, Emily Graham, William A. and Jean C. Graham.
Date Marker Erected: Dedicated July 11, 1954.
County of Marker: Montgomery County.
Location of Marker: I-70 (US-40), eastbound rest area, mile marker 167, 3 miles W. of Danville.

Marker Text:

August 6, 1884 -------- January 30, 1949

Graduated B.S. in C.E., University of Missouri, class of 1908
Chief Engineer Missouri State Highway Department 1917-1922
Active sponsor of Missouri Centennial Road Law - 1921
Life-long booster of good roads in Missouri
A leader in the development of U. S. Highway 40
The "Old Trails" Route across Missouri
Postmaster at Kansas City 1933 - 1949
A friend to all who knew him.

This site, a part of the original Graham Homestead deeded to Robert Graham March 4, 1831, was donated by heirs.

[This rest area was a county park when the road out front was US-40 and at the time this marker was installed. When it became I-70, the area was taken over by the state and made a rest area.]

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History of Mark:
This area was a county park, donated on Graham lands. See Graham Cave, not far from here was also on these lands. This area is where this man grew up, and since he had a big hand in turning the old trail into US-40, here next to the road on his family lands was a good place for the marker. When the road became I-70, this area was taken over by the state and turned into a rest area, and the marker remained.

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