Boone's Lick Road - Jones Tan Yard - Callaway County, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 38° 55.606 W 091° 50.247
15S E 600772 N 4309292
Jones Tan Yard marker along the historic Boone's Lick Road. This marker represents a town that no longer exists, and a stage coach stop along the Boone's Lick Road.
Waymark Code: WM5TM9
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 02/11/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 15

Jones Tan Yard (1820)
Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
State of Missouri

Johns Tan Yard on appearances would seem to be a business, however, is much more. Huge tanning vats there attracted a lot of business. According to records, Jones Tan Yard was listed as having a Post Office from 1828 through 1874. In records found from 1828 and 1830, the post master was John Jones. (Striking coincidence)

A very interesting book, Colton's Traveler and Tourist's Guide-book Through the Western States, published in 1855 shows the stage coach line going from St. Louis to Fort Leavenworth, making a stop here in Johns Tan Yard.

Today, however, very little remains of the town, save for this marker, in very good condition, sitting next to the Auxvasse Creek.

The road originated as an old Indian trace. In the 1764, the first part of the road was expanded by trappers through St. Louis County, Missouri. This part of the road is known as St. Charles Rock Road. The road was expanded by brothers Daniel Morgan and Nathanal Boone, sons of famous frontiersman Daniel Boone, as part of gaining access to salt springs near present day New Franklin, Missouri. The complete road from St. Louis to Franklin, Missouri takes its name from the Boone brothers. In 1821, William Becknell established a road from Franklin to Santa Fe, Mexico, there by establishing the Santa Fe Trail. The Santa Fe Trail at Kansas City splits off into other major wagon roads such as the California and Oregon Trails. The Boone's Lick road is the land route to the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail and carried many of those who would settle the west.

History of Mark:
This marker was placed along with 32 others as a series in 1913 by the Daughter's of the American Revolution. The original road was reported to have markers placed along it every few miles. When the DAR placed these markers, they were located where the original markers were along the road.

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