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MACHPELAH CEMETERY
720 S. 20th St. (Entrance just north of  Bus. Highway 13 and 20th St.)
Cemetery Assn; Secretary 660-259-4366. Machpelah is one of Missouri’s most celebrated cemeteries, established by an act of the General Assembly in 1849; it is one of Missouri’s oldest corporations in continuous existence. The first burial was in 1839, and those resting here include immigrants, pioneers, statesmen, explorers, seekers of religious freedom, educators, soldiers, great and common people.

COLLEGE PARK
16th & State Sts.
This city park near the battlefield site contains a cannon from the USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) and a shelter that is a replica of the Masonic College building that served as Union headquarters during the Battle of Lexington. A marker indicates where Union Col. Mulligan hid $1 million in confiscated funds under his tent during the battle.

SANTA FE TRAIL DRIVING TOUR
15 stops are marked through Lexington where covered wagons once rolled. American settlers had been living in the Lexington area for only a few years when William Becknell left Franklin, in Central Missouri, for Santa Fe in September 1821. With the success of the new Santa Fe Trail, most of the early traders went through Lexington. Trade goods such as tinware, tobacco, whiskey and beeswax originated in Lexington.

RIVERFRONT PARK
N. 10th St.
Although the course of the Missouri River has shifted northward, views from this city park show where Lewis & Clark and countless steamboats passed in the 19th Century. Historical marker, picnic shelter and boat launch.