James G. Ashley, Jr. and Pamela C. Ashley

James G. Ashley, Jr. and Pamela C. Ashley (HM1BBQ)

Location: Kansas City, MO 64112 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 1.638', W 94° 35.077'

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This plaque is placed here in honor of James Gailey Ashley, Jr. and his wife, Pamela C. Ashley, who for 25 years struggled and sacrificed to preserve this railroad right-of-way, which provided freight and passenger service beginning in the 1870's.

The efforts of the Ashleys kept the railroad right-of-way intact until the year 1981, when they sold their ownership interest to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.

Their foresight and actions in preserving the railroad right-of-way enabled the existence of the walking, jogging, and bicycling trail for the enjoyment of the citizens of Kansas City.

Further, Mr. Ashley's vision also made it possible for the future utilization of this corridor once again for rail passenger service.
Year Placed2010
Placed ByNative Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 10:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 362834 N 4321000
Decimal Degrees39.02730000, -94.58461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.638', W 94° 35.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 38.28" N, 94° 35' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)816, 913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5501-5527 Brookside Blvd, Kansas City MO 64112, US
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