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The Pride of Daviess County

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

When we say “Daviess County” what comes to mind? How much do you know about those who crossed our paths in the course of our county’s history? Can you name two famous people who went on to prestigious positions in their fields who were from and are now buried in Daviess County?

Most people know of Jesse and Frank James and

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Letter to the Editor: MoSGA Celebrates

Dear Sir,

As the Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA) gets ready to celebrate the 35th anniversary of its creation later this year, we want to take this opportunity to reach out to all the members of Missouri’s genealogical community.

Specifically, we welcome your ideas on how MoSGA can better serve the needs of the genealogical community around the state.

Additionally, we would invite you to visit our website and while

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Road to Zion… Finally

Mt. Zion Cemetery had not been cared for in earlier years. The cemetery was allowed to have timber surround and overtake it. There is no fence around the cemetery.

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society

For the last few years, numerous people have expressed their dismay at the conditions of Mt. Zion Cemetery, one of the oldest in Daviess County. Once a proud cemetery associated with the Mt.

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Genealogical Society Meets June 28

The Daviess County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Squirrel Jail in Gallatin. June is the month to join, or renew your membership. Membership is $20 per household with benefits including unlimited amount of lookups and the quarterly newsletter, Daviess Diggin’s, filled with info not found online. For more information, contact President Lanita Sconce Smith at 660-684-6174 [evenings] or emailozarkn@grm.net.

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Bruce Bridgman Sees World During Stint in Navy

Fishing for salmon in Alaska, fishing for Gemini 6 after splashdown

by Denise Felderman

“When they talk about seeing the world while you’re in the Navy – I did just that,” said Bruce Bridgman, US Navy, Sept. 15, 1965 to Sept. 16, 1969.

Bruce was temporarily assigned to the USS Forest Sherman. Launched in 1955, the USS Forest Sherman was the lead ship of her class of destroyer of the

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Gallatin D.A.R. Installs Officers, Plans Year

The Gallatin Chapter of D.A.R. held their June meeting at the Daviess County Library with Markay August hosting. Out-going Regent Mary Lee Froman-Ellis thanked the members for assisting her in all aspects of the organization.

The chapter will be helping with the “Traveling Wall” and the new Gallatin flag pole this summer.

New officers were installed as follows: Nancy Salmon, Regent; Mary Lee Froman-Ellis, Vice Regent; Mary Beth Pittsenbarger, Treasurer;

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Hubert Tate Describes Beaches of Normandy on D-Day

Unlike anything imagined

Americans recently remembered the 70th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne invasion in history took place during the Normandy landings of World War II. Termed D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, led to the restoration of the French Republic, and contributed to an Allied victory in the war.

There aren’t many local WWII survivors remaining

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Blasts from the Past

June 9, 2004

Sunday, June 6, marked the first Sunday for Pastor Russ Hamilton at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Gallatin. Russ Hamilton is a native of Northwest Missouri, graduating from Cainsville High School in 1985.

Gallatin seventh grader Wren Tolen, daughter of Misse and David Tolen, won the school-level competition of the 2004 National Geography Bee and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. Fourth grader

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Caldwell Civil War Reenactment June 6-8

It is a hot, sultry summer day. The town is tense; a lookout is posted. People are still doing the simple things that need to be done to live life as normally as possible. In these times, normal is a precious commodity. Suddenly, the lookout shouts – there is a large movement on the horizon.  It’s not expected and it doesn’t feel right – the town panics. Many of the

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