The weather was cold and rainy, and about 30 attended the potluck at Happy Rock Park West in Gladstone for the dedication. The dedication was held at the park, rather than the site, as getting to the farmhouse would have been difficult given the weather. Several persons did speak, and I presented dedication remarks as well as recognizing those members of NSDKC present. Photos of the new marker and farmhouse will have to be taken later due to the weather. The City of Gladstone and The Friends of Atkins-Johnson have much work ahead of them to restore the site. Work has been underway for 18 months or better, and much progress is visible.
Gary Hicks, 2010 President