The Early Days
The street labeled "Miller" on the above map is known as College Avenue today. For the whole description of this fascinating event see A Hanging in Shepard Park Link
Time went by; the city grew, and people's taste in entertainment changed. By 1931, the city council decided Warrensburg needed a park. Charles A. Shepard, owner of Shepard's Dry Goods decided to donate the land. He explained, "When I heard of the council's efforts to buy the park, I began to think that it would make a fine gift to the city and a sort of memorial to my family. I will purchase the park and present it to the city of Warrensburg."
THE WADING POOL
|Brown Betty Lodge Just North of Shepard Park, Warrensburg, MO|
Buddy Baker remembers, "The pool was still there when I went into the Army (1943). It was gone when I came back in '45.
THE OLD STONES
|Frank Morches Brewery West Pine Street, Warrensburg, MO Reportedly burned to the ground by Carrie A. Nation|