Armed conflict between Mormons and Missourians was not the only tragedies recorded in the frontier region of Northwest Missouri during 1838. Today a plaque dedicated on the original campsite in Richmond, MO, is a reminder of the “Trail of Death” march from Indiana to Osawatomi, KS, forced upon the Potawatomi Indians. (reprinted from the Lawson Review)
Continue reading “Trail of Death” — Potawatomi Indian Relocation
The Confederate Memorial at Higginsville, MO (Lafayette County, south of the Missouri River) is the closest Confederate Memorial to the Northwest Missouri region. The 192-acre site, including the original chapel and an old farmhouse plus its many small lakes and fine trees, is part of the Missouri State Parks system administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. (information by Jill G. White)
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Jesse Harris was determined in 1836 to prove that two diverse cultures could live harmoniously, so he built a log cabin in the tall grasslands inhabited by Indians near what is now Jamesport, Mo.
Continue reading Diverse cultures living at Jamesport
John Witmer was one of the founders and a hotel owner of the City of Far West. Also a counselor of Missouri Church Presidency of Far West, LDS Church Historian, one of eight witnesses of the Book of Mormon plates, and one of the scribes to the Prophet Joseph Smith during the Book of Mormon translation.
Continue reading Grave of John Whitmer in Kingston Cemetery
Archaeological investigation conducted in 1996 focuses on Far West in Caldwell County, MO, especially the C.C. Rich Log House and the Rich Settlement area of 1837.
Continue reading 60-acre log house site near Far West
For some visitors, a look at the early environments of people who become famous can amplify the remarkableness of an individuals' achievements. Here's a glimpse at the humble beginnings of famous Missourians from North Missouri — outlaws Frank & Jesse James, retailer J.C. Penney, World War I General John J. Pershing, President Harry S. Truman, author Mark Twain, and cartoonist Walt Disney. (from an article by the Associated Press)
Fort Osage, as suggested by Lewis and Clark in 1804, was built to guard traffic along the Missouri River and control the fur trade with Native Americans, particularly the Osage, Kansa, and Iowa tribes. The reconstructed fort became a National Historic Landmark in 1961 and is designated by the National Park Service as a site on the Santa Fe and also the Lewis and Clark Trails. (information from the Jackson County
Hamilton, MO, has the distinction of being the birthplace and boyhood home of retail magnate J.C. Penney. The Penney Library and Museum houses memorabilia from his early years here until his death in 1971. (information provided by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce)
Continue reading Retail giant J.C. Penney called Hamilton home
Main Street in Marceline served as the model for many of Walt Disney's film locales and theme parks, and today you can walk in his footsteps in the charming town during its Hometown Toonfest.
Continue reading Disney’s Boyhood Home at Marceline
Record-breaking, skillet-filling catfish are among the attractions this Northwest Missouri river and its tributaries have to offer. (From a series of articles by the Missouri Department of Conservation entitled the Show-Me River Showcase)
Continue reading Catfish the attraction to the 138-mile Platte River
Harry Truman was so fond of walking through his hometown of Independence, MO, that the city has honored him with a trail of his own.
Continue reading Take a “walk” with Harry Truman
Attention students: Reminder, money for prom glasses is due today.
Even if you have signed up, the glasses will not be ordered until they
are paid for. You can pay Erin Croy, Mr. Croy, or Mrs. Robertson. The glasses are $10.00. 2-20
Varsity Academic Team Members: If you want your name on your T-shirt
Continue reading Bulletin — Friday, Feb. 20 — Black Day
Seniors: The Premium Standard Farms Scholarships are in. Stop by the
office for an application. 2-24
Juniors and seniors: Fees for the ACT Prep workshop are due to the
counselor’s office by Tuesday, March 9th. Please turn in $7.00 to the
office as soon as possible to insure your spot. 2-27
There will be a
Continue reading Bulletin — Mon., Feb. 23 — Red Day
A Gallatin man and woman received moderate injuries in a one-vehicle accident this morning, Wednesday
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Continue reading FFA week
Steven Schweizer, Gallatin, is a new member of the American Angus Association, according to the national breed registry organization
Continue reading Schweizer member of Angus association
Ashley Wilson Ishmael daughter of Jim and Barbara Wilson recently completed the ethics examination and final requirements in becoming a certified public accountant.
Continue reading Ashley Ishmael completes exam to become CPA
On Sunday members of the Gallatin High School Band participated in auditions for the premier of a new band, the Northern Invitational Band.
Continue reading R-5 students audition for Northern Invitational Band
The North Daviess Service Club will be collecting canned foods for the local food pantry during the weeks of Feb. 23-Mar. 4.
Continue reading North Daviess Service Club collecting food Feb. 23-Mar. 4
Daviess County was featured by article and photographs in the February edition of Missouri Life magazine.
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The congressman’s mobile office will stop at the Daviess County courthouse
Continue reading Congressman’s mobile office to stop at Gallatin