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Eight Nurses on The Moving Wall

There are only eight female nurses listed on The Moving Wall, not 800 as reported in the Aug. 27 issue of the Gallatin North Missourian.

Richard Casteel from Tulsa, Okla., called to make the correction. He is a volunteer with The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., which came to Dockery Park in Gallatin from Aug. 21-25.

Mr. Casteel said he and his

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Railroad Grew This Town

Do you know this town?

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

In June 1871, the St. Louis, Chillicothe, and Omaha Railroad had been completed up to where this present town is situated. After surveying the town, lots were sold for $100 each. The ground, originally entered in 1854 by Charles Cravens and Ark Briggs in 1855, was now owned by Henry Briggs. The first building, owned by

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KC Monarchs Program in Trenton

One of America’s foremost experts on baseball history, and a founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, will be in the area to discuss the history of the Kansas City Monarchs as it relates to Trenton. Phil S. Dixon, of Belton, has included Trenton on a 90-city tour to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Monarchs’ first World Series Championship. Attendees will learn that Trenton has a very rich history 

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Gallatin DAR to Ring in Constitution Week

With “Bells Across America”

The Gallatin DAR has invited all Gallatin community churches to ring their bells at 3 p.m. on Constitution Day, Sept. 17, in conjunction with a mayoral proclamation from the steps of Gallatin City Hall announcing Constitution Week at 3:05 p.m. by Gallatin Mayor Barb Ballew. Light refreshments will follow at the Daviess County Library, where a window display has been arranged for September.

The Gallatin Chapter

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Do You Know This Town?

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

It was in the summer of 1837, when Millport, the main community in the county for dry goods, merchandise and such, started to diminish in its importance to the county. Millport, named for its successful mill, was the county seat, but received its first death blow when the mill burned.

The talk of a new county seat being located south of

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The Wall Brings Mysteries, Answers

Aaron Gray (on right with tattoo on arm) is from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He spends seven to eight months traveling with The Moving Wall and scheduling events. Every year, during the winter months of the off-season, between November and April, brand new panels are put on the wall with any new names added. Mr. Gray said the community of Gallatin was “phenomenal.” Because of the excellent volunteer help

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Letter to the Editor: Local History and Johnny Ringo

Editor’s note: The following regards an account featured on www.DaviessCountyHistoricalSociety.com, a website provided by Gallatin Publishing Company on behalf of the not-for-profit historical society. It is an example of “outside interests” into local history which periodically occur. This particular inquiry refers to an article written in 1992 and posted online in 2004. This information is on display at the 1889 Squirrel Cage Jail now used as a visitors’ center as

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Do You Know This Town?

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

When the first white settlers came to what we now know as Daviess County, it was 1830. The area, created originally from Ray County, had been known as a good area for hunters and trappers. In fact, as early as 1826, people had supported themselves in this grand country with the many game and wild honey. It wasn’t until the spring

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Many Moved to Service by The Moving Wall

Elaine Kettring was a greeter at the gate of the Moving Wall at Dockery Park in Gallatin. When the sixth grade from Searcy Elementary came to see The Wall, she was able to escort her own grandson Johnathan Carder to the panels.

“I just had to go,” said Elaine, who spent around 14 hours as a volunteer many times during the four-day exhibit.

Elaine collected many facts about The Wall

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