The June 26, 1891 edition of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat carried an extensive article about U.S. Marshals busting a rather large counterfeiting ring near the town of Scopus. Today Scopus is nothing more than a crossroads but until the closing of the old store there several years ago, used to be a gathering place forContinue reading “Out of the Past: Scopus Was Once the Headquarters for Large Counterfeiting Operation”
The August 23, 1925 issue of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat covered the counties of Southeast Missouri in its “Travelog” series of the state. Included in the article is a substantial article about Bollinger County and William Mayfield, who the Globe described as “the County’s leading citizen” and “after many hearbreaking experiences and tribulations finally succeededContinue reading “St. Louis Globe Democrat Paid Tribute to Will Mayfield & Bollinger County, Missouri”
It may be significant to note that the Bollinger County Light Horse Cavalry was the first Confederate unit organized in this neighborhood, in mid-March of 1861, which was nearly a month before the South attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina on April 12, 1861.
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