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By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2011
"Missouri Waltz" Marker
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — "Missouri Waltz" — by Lee Edgar "Jelly" Settle
Lee Edgar Settle was born in New Franklin MO, on July 20, 1882, the son of J. M. and Laura (Van Aradale) Settle at xxxx S. Howard Street. Edgar Settle was a natural piano player and began playing at the age of five or six years [balance illegible]. . . . — Map (db m46927) HM
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — City of Trails
New Franklin, known as the city where four trails meet, owes its place in history to the Lewis & Clark Expedition of 1803-1806; the blazing of the Boonslick Trail pioneered by Daniel Boone from Kentucky to the original historic rivertown of . . . — Map (db m46460) HM
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — End of Boone's Lick Trail
Map (db m46437) HM
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — Franklin — "Cradle of the Santa Fe Trail" — 1821
This Trail One of the Great Highways of the World Stretched nearly one thousand miles from Franklin, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico "From Civilization to Sundown" [Relief Caption] Captain William Becknell of Franklin "Father of . . . — Map (db m44292) HM
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — Franklin and New Franklin
Franklin, 1816 The original town of Franklin, founded in 1816, was located on the north bank of the Missouri River and was the seat of Howard County. It was about two miles southwest of present day New Franklin. The town was named for . . . — Map (db m46464) HM
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — History of New Franklin
1816 A River Town Begins Named for American statesman Benjamin Franklin, the frontier river town of Franklin was established in 1816. The following year, it was designated the county seat of Howard County. In the blink of an eye, Franklin's . . . — Map (db m46950) HM
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — KATY Caboose #127
KATY CABOOSE #127 became a landmark in the City of New Franklin on January 3, 1992. The voluntary assistance of dedicated citizens and generous donations of friends across the country made this possible. CABOOSE #127 was in the service of the . . . — Map (db m44291) HM
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad
As the first railroad to enter Texas from the North in 1872, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Co. was an influential factor in the development of the Great Southwest. Soon after its construction began, the railroad became commonly known as the . . . — Map (db m46517) HM
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — Santa Fe Trail
Father of the Santa Fe Trail William Becknell led a small group out of Franklin in 1821 on the first trip along what would be known as the Santa Fe Trail. If his trip across the Great Plains was successful, the group would make money trading . . . — Map (db m46932) HM
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — Santa Fe Trail Marker
In March 1909, the Daughters of the American Revolution marked the Boonslick and Santa Fe Trails across the state of Missouri. This monument in New Franklin marks the end of the Boonslick Trail traversed by Daniel Boone and the beginning of William . . . — Map (db m46505) HM
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — The New Franklin Viaduct
The Need When the Missouri, Kansas and Texas (MKT) Railroad established a division in Franklin, Mo., a switching yard was located south of New Franklin. This switching yard contained seven sets of tracks plus the through line. Missouri . . . — Map (db m46930) HM
Missouri (Howard County), New Franklin — Veterans Memorial — "Lest We Forget" — All Gave Some - Some Gave All
"Dedicated to the men and women who honorabley serve in the Armed Forces of the United States, past, present and future during war and peace. Their devotion to duty, since the birth of this nation, will never be forgotten." . . . — Map (db m46929) HM

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