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Breckenridge in Caldwell County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Haun's Millstone Commemorative Marker

 
 
Haun's Millstone Commemorative Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
circa August 2006
1. Haun's Millstone Commemorative Marker Marker
Inscription.  
Mill Stone believed to be from Haun's Mill (1836- ca. 1845)

This relic represents a tragic episode in American Religious history. A testament to an enduring need for greater understanding and tolerance between peoples of differing ideologies, including religious beliefs and cultural backgrounds. As a result of miscommunication and feelings of powerlessness to effect change in the wake of what they saw as offensive Mormon military actions in Daviess County, Livingston County Regulators and other volunteers brutally attacked the Mormon settlement of Haun's Mill, on Shoal Creek, 30 October 1838, killing 17 persons, 14 of whom were hastily interred in a partially completed well on the site. In memory of the massacre, local residents moved this Mill Stone to Breckenridge sometime after 1927.

Dedicated May 26, 2001 -- City of Breckenridge Park Board & Missouri Mormon Frontier Foundation
 
Erected 2001 by City of Breckenridge Park Board & Missouri Mormon Frontier Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is May 26, 1844.
 
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39° 45.696′ N, 93° 48.231′ W. Marker is in Breckenridge, Missouri, in Caldwell County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street & Broadway, on the right when traveling east on 6th Street & Broadway. From U.S. Highway 36 in Caldwell County, MO, turn north on Panther Road. Go north 1.85 miles, then turn right (east) on Broadway. Go .6 miles to Breckenridge City Park at Broadway & 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Breckenridge MO 64625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace and Boyhood Home of Jerry Litton (approx. 6.1 miles away); Haun's Mill Massacre (approx. 6.6 miles away); Hamilton Train Depot (approx. 10.4 miles away); Boyhood Home of J. C. Penney (approx. 10.4 miles away); Welcome to Hamilton (approx. 10.4 miles away); a different marker also named Welcome to Hamilton (approx. 10.4 miles away); "Richey" Mill Stones (approx. 10.4 miles away); Harden Stone Millstones (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Millstone & marker are in the Breckenridge City Park
 
Regarding Haun's Millstone Commemorative Marker. The marker says that this millstone was moved to Breckenridge sometime after 1927, but an early photograph shows it was already in the city park in
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1915. It was photographed at the original Haun's Mill site in 1907, so was moved sometime between 1907-1915. There is another millstone still at the original Haun's Mill site 8.2 miles away by road. A local myth suggests that the Breckenridge millstone may actually have come from Marshall's Mill which was about a mile east of Haun's Mill.
 
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Also see . . .
1. A Relic of the Mormon Missouri Period: The Haun's Mill Stone at Breckenridge, Missouri. Brigham Young University Scholars Archive webiste entry (Submitted on September 20, 2009.) 

2. Caldwell County Mills. RootsWeb website entry (Submitted on September 20, 2009.) 
 
Additional keywords. religious intolerance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2009. This page has been viewed 2,016 times since then and 64 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 20, 2009. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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