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7th Street Trafficway

The forerunner of the Seventh Street Trafficway in Rosedale was envisioned October 5, 1868 when Maj. Joseph K. Hudson and Mathias Marty, with 15 others, petitioned the Wyandotte County Commissioners for "the most practical route to the Kansas River Bottoms to intersect the road leading from the Delaware Ferry to the Pontoon Bridge* or as near the above described route as a good road can be made at a reasonable expense."

The proposed road would start from Mackajack (Maccochaque) on the Shawneetown and Westport Road - North and West thru the Turkey Creek Valley - Across the tracks of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad - Across Turkey Creek - Over the bluff crossing the Kansas City and Shawneetown Road to the Kansas River Bottoms.

Those signing the petition:  J. K. Hudson, Thomas Powers, F. Brown, J. Fitzpatrick, E. O. Brown, Henry C. Morris, Amos Dye, M. C. Singleton, John Campbell, S. J. Belvail, N. C. Norman, A. Grandstaff, James Christopher, William Puckett, J. C. Puckett, J. J. Puckett, M. M. Marty

The viewers appointed to approve the road:  J. S. Pritchard, J. B. Steel and A. Grandstaff.

Plan for 7th Street Trafficway

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