Jesse Charles Hammock (with a little help from Park Martin) at Duck Creek Landing. 12 /02/ 2022
Category Archives: #Ozarks
Objection to “Decoration Day”
My latest foray of mining local history from newspaper archives is particularly interesting, for several reasons. The June 27, 1889 Warrensburg Standard “calls out” the Kansas City Globe for getting its facts wrong. Apparently the Globe claimed the prosecutor in Johnson County, Missouri filed criminal charges against an individuals for trying to honor Decoration Day.Continue reading “Objection to “Decoration Day””
General Order #1 Forbade Anyone From Leaving Perryville / Bollinger Counties
The August 16 , 1862 Perryville Weekly Union carried the notice of General Order #1 issued by Provost Marshal Charles Weber. Weber was Provost Marshall for Perry and Bollinger Counties. The notice stated that no resident of these counties could leave the county in which they lived until a draft could be made. If residentsContinue reading “General Order #1 Forbade Anyone From Leaving Perryville / Bollinger Counties”
Mystery of Bollinger County Skeleton Solved
The July 9, 1874 Iron County (Missouri) Register reported a Marble Hill man digging his garden found a skeleton at the site of where a grocery store once stood. An investigation revealed the bones were buried by a Marble Hill (at the time of the war called Dallas) physician buried the bones secretly to, “keepContinue reading “Mystery of Bollinger County Skeleton Solved”
Bushwhacker Alf Bolin
The following article was published on the State of the Ozarks online magazine website and written by Tara Wolf. I’ve read many stories, books, documents (and heard tales from many Stone County locals) about the infamous Alf Bolin. To decipher fact from fiction is so difficult these days with there being so many tidbits thatContinue reading “Bushwhacker Alf Bolin”
An Example of a Different Time
The March 14, 1929 Greenville Sun newspaper [Greenville, Missouri] contained a story that would spark outrage by today’s standards. The headline read “Nigger Minstrel Saturday Night” which announced a comedy show which featured “The Black Face Boys” and guaranteed that the performance would make each and every audience member “forget their troubles.”
Book Focuses on Crime in Delaware County
MARBLE HILL, Missouri – Foothills Media LLC is announcing the publication of “The Rape of Delaware County” by Clint Lacy.
The Fate of Adam Bollinger
“The State’s Bight of Appeal in Criminal Cases. Where a motion in arrest of judgment in a criminal case has been sustained, and the prisoner ordered discharged, on the ground that at the time of the commission of the offense the defendant was a slave, and as such not liable to punishment.
A Pre-War Predicament in Post-War Fredericktown
“Could being property, like a horse, be any more guilty of killing a slave likewise property, than one horse in killing another horse?”
More Gold in Southeast Missouri
The February 4, 1862 issue of The Daily Missouri Democrat contains information about the discovery of gold in neighboring Madison County, Missouri.