Out of the Past: Scopus Was Once the Headquarters for Large Counterfeiting Operation

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 Past Always Repeats Itself: Election Judge Found Guilty for Not Properly Certifying Election Returns

Election Fraud, St. Louis, Missouri, 1868 Wed, Jun 17, 1868 – 3 · Daily Missouri Republican (St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.com Today “Stop the Steal” protestors converged on Washington, D.C. in anticipation of the main rally tomorrow. Tomorrow is also the day in which members of the House of Representatives and the Senate plan toContinue reading “The Past Always Repeats Itself: Election Judge Found Guilty for Not Properly Certifying Election Returns”

About Those Official Numbers

Most “official” sources claim that 110,000 Missouri men fought for the Union and some 30,000 fought for the Confederacy. I’ve always questioned these figures for several reason: 1: Does this number include Union soldiers from neighboring states whose units were designated as “Missouri” units? 2: Does this number include the number of Missouri men whoContinue reading “About Those Official Numbers”

St. Louis Globe Democrat Paid Tribute to Will Mayfield & Bollinger County, Missouri

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”

Just Released: Blood in the Ozarks- Expanded Second Edition

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”