Big Plans for Bollinger

The May 11, 1893 edition of the Marble Hill Press reported that big plans were in the works for Bollinger County, Missouri which included either an improved (possibly new) railroad depot in Lutesville and a mining operation at Alliance.

A planned zinc mining operations near Alliance was also taking shape. For those unfamiliar with Alliance it is located in the northern portion of Bollinger County. A brief history of the area can be found on the Wikipedia website, which states Alliance was also known as “Jugtown”:

Alliance is an unincorporated community in the northwestern part of Whitewater Township in Bollinger CountyMissouri, United States.

The community was named after the organization Farmer’s Alliance, an organized agrarian economic movement among American farmers which had been organized in Illinois in 1880. Farmer’s Alliance was a strong and flourishing organization in Alliance at that time. Alliance is also called Jugtown because of the pottery that was manufactured from the clay found there. A post office was established there in 1889 and was in operation until 1953.”

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