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Dent County Missouri Historical Markers

 
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By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
Salem Marker
Missouri (Dent County), Salem — Salem
Salem, an Ozark plateau town, 1,180 feet above sea level, was laid out, 1851, as the seat of newly organized Dent County. The town was named by early settler David R. Henderson for Salem, North Carolina, and the county name honors local pioneer and . . . — Map (db m99638) HM
Missouri (Dent County), Salem — White River Trace portion of the Trail of Tears
The forced migration of the Cherokee Indians in 1837-1838 was a tragic episode in American history. As early as 1802, Thomas Jefferson proposed relocating southern tribes to land west of the Mississippi River, but it was not until the Indian Removal . . . — Map (db m99288) HM

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