Pete Kibble's Foot - 1917.

Grave of Pete Kibble's Foot

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Milan, Missouri

According to folklore, Pete Kibble was a local guy who lost his foot in a railroad accident. He had the foot buried in Oakwood Cemetery, under a marker that reads, "Pete Kibble's Foot 1917." It was intended as a placeholder, as Pete planned to join the foot when the rest of him died. But then Pete had a change of heart, and headed -- or hopped -- west to seek his fortune.

He never returned, leaving only his foot's tombstone to mark his passing.

Grave of Pete Kibble's Foot

Oakwood Cemetery

Address:
Oakwood St., Milan, MO
Directions:
Southwest edge of town. From Hwy 6, take 3rd St./Hwy E east three blocks, then south on Oak St., right on 4th St., left on Cherry St., right on Oakwood St. The grave marker is southwest of the Oakwood Cemetery flag pole.
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