History of Southeast Missouri; A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests Volume 1

History of Southeast Missouri; A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...of famous pioneers of that county. Both were settled very early in the history of that section and both were the scene of Indian attacks during the early days. Pevely I'evely in Jefferson county is a station on the Mississippi river and Bonne Terre Railroad just south of Riverside. It has a population of 247. It is supported by farming country and its railroad interests. It has a school, several stores and a church. The Bank of Pevely was organized in 1906 and has a capital stock of $10,000. Victoria, with a population of 150, Plattin, Riverside, Rushtower, High Ridge, Grubville, Frumet, Silica, Selma, and Wickes are other small villages. Valles Mines on the Mississippi river and Bonne Terre Railroad in the south part of the county is one of the old mining locations of this county. It bears tlie name of the pioneer French family long famous in the history of Ste. Genevieve district, Mine Lamotte Mine LaMotte, a village in Madison county four miles north of Frederickton and two miles from the Belmont branch of the Iron Mountain, is one of the oldest settlements in Southeast Missouri. "We have elsewhere given the history of the mine situated here which is really the history of the town as it exists solely by virtue of the former. Its present population is estimated at 500 and it has churches, schools, a few stores and a hotel. Among the men closely associated with the place were the Valles of Ste. Genevieve who operated the mine for a time, one of whom was killed here by Indians, St. Gem Beauvais and J. B. Pratte. Cornwall is a station on the Belmont branch south of Frederickton. Its population is 45. Other villages in Madison county are White Springs, famous for its medicinal springs and used as a summer resort, and situated west of...show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 767g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893743
  • 9781236893741