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Castor — The Friendly Ghost of Winston

by Lanita Sconce Smith, DCGS President

Colfax Township was settled in 1836 by the Mormons. Little is known about those who settled there between 1839-1840. We know that James, Joseph and Edward Wood settled in 1839 on Smith Creek, becoming the first settlers after the Mormons. Benjamin Rowell came in 1840, settling on Marrowbone Creek, where it had the desired timber. One of the largest families who settled in Colfax

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A Bank Robbery and Bootleg Hooch

Dw.cdrThere’s more to the story about the building located at the 4-way stop, owned by Spence and Judy Elbert, now undergoing a facelift. Local historian David Stark reminded me of the bank robbery that occurred there during the Roarin’ Twenties.

On Nov. 23, 1922, six armed men robbed the First National Bank of Gallatin, then located on the south side of the square. It was a sensational incident involving a

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Do You Know This Town?

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

In 1882, Jackson Township boasted of having two towns in her township, situated five miles apart. While neither was very large, residents of both had high hopes of a great future.

Jackson Township had her first white settler in 1833. Robert J. Peniston was his name. He had first settled at Millport, but moved to this township which was bound on

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141-Year-Old Elbert’s Building Gets Facelift

Abstract reveals interesting history of ownership

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Scaffolding is presently wrapped around the north and east side of Elbert’s Department Store at 104 West Grand in Gallatin as the 141-year-old building gets a touch up, according to owners Judy and Spence Elbert.

Sam Blackwell out of Cameron is redoing the stucco along the upper part of the building and repainting the old ‘eyebrows’ and trim around the windows. The

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Letter to the Editor: The Moving Wall

Dear Editor:

To our local VFW Post and all who helped:

On behalf of the City of Gallatin and our community, it was a great honor to work with you on your Moving Wall.

It was great to see our community pull together for one main goal. Your post was proudly represented to all who came to experience the wall. Gallatin was bursting with pride for the several days that

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Waters Cemetery Needs a Revival

The Daviess County Genealogical Society has been notified that the Waters Cemetery, sometimes known as the Haver Cemetery, is in poor, overgrown condition and is in need of rescue. The cemetery was last seen in good condition back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but now the cemetery is no longer accessible. Overgrown with brush, this cemetery is out in the middle of nowhere, not a house within a

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Town with Ties to the Past, Celebrates the Future

by Lanita Sconce Smith, DCGS President

This old town, originally situated on the bottom lands of Sampson Creek, was first named “Elm Flats” because of the number of elms found there. When the first water mill was built by Matthew Patton, on Big Creek, a few miles from Elm Flats, this area was called “Pattons Mill.” The railroad completed rails to Big Creek where a depot was established. This led

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Old Time Harvest Days Approach

CHILLICOTHE, MO — The 28th Annual Old Time Harvest Days will be Sept. 26-28 at the Livingston County Fairgrounds. Features include cars, tractors, antique machinery, old time skills, demonstrations, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, dinner, Laura Ingalls Wilder stories, and more, as well as parades and church services. The weekend’s events are sponsored by the Livingston County Steam and Gas Association. Admission is $5 for a 3-day pass. Youths

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Vivian Bowman Pens First Book

Vivian Gault Bowman, 83, rural Pattonsburg, is a retired reading specialist who has spent a lifetime trying to get children to learn to love reading as much as she does. But it wasn’t until she reached her seventies that she put her secret passion — writing — to paper.

Vivian poses with her first published book.

Vivian taught school close to four decades, grades kindergarten through fifth.
“I taught fifth

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