History can be tricky. Missouri history can be more tricky. Many Unionists were slave owners. Many Confederates were dirt poor farmers who never owned slaves.
It doesn’t happen often in small towns and rural communities, but when a violent crime is committed in these areas it is shocking. Often people think it is a sign of the times and that this world is getting worse. Is the world really worse now than it was over 100 years ago? That’s debatable.Continue reading “Murder in Marble Hill!”
According to the paper a rock which served as part of the foundation of a house that had been burned during the Civil War. The paper states that when the rock was ground up $60 worth of gold was refined from it
Our platoon had succeeded in surrounding the house. We asked her where the proprietor was. She said he was up in the mountain. Sergeant Teale ordered her to call him, which she refused to do. Lieutenant May then gave us orders to arrest her and take her to Pilot Knob.
Foothills Media LLC is pleased to announce the release of “Blood in the Ozarks: Expanded Second Edition” Deep in the Ozarks of Southeast Missouri a battle still raises about a massacre committed on Christmas Day, 1863 in Ripley County, Missouri by members of the 3’rd Missouri State Militia Cavalry led by Major James Wilson. WhileContinue reading “Just Released: Blood in the Ozarks- Expanded Second Edition”
Note: This story was originally published in the State of the Ozarks online magazine Will Mayfield College by Clint Lacy Will Mayfield College by Clint Lacy The Will Mayfield College stands as a symbol of a once prosperous era for Marble Hill, Missouri. The small town of approximately 1500 people serves as the Bollinger CountyContinue reading “Will Mayfield College”
Foothills Media LLC is pleased to announce that we have made our latest eBook “Cave Regions of the Ozarks: Revised and expanded for FREE. Originally written by Luella Agnes Owen under the title of “Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills” Foothills Media has re-edited Owen’s work to focus on the Ozarks regions of Missouri. Additionally, we have added information about cave regions of Perry & St. Francois in Missouri.
Blood in the Ozarks by Clint Lacy is a much-needed look at the war in southeastern Missouri. In that area things were quite different and this work makes things about as clear as they are going to get. The geography was different, the terrain and the people and the circumstances were different and other than Jerry Ponder’s books this is one of the few or perhaps only book dealing with the war in the southeast.