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By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
20th Century Wars Memorial
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — 20th Century Wars Memorial
In honor and memory of all men and women of the Armed Forces of all wars of the twentieth century — Map (db m42988) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Abbott Cave
The presence of large deposits of limestone and running water make Big Spring Park an ideal location for caves such as Stairstep Cave. However, there is another cave that lives in the memories of the elders of Neosho. In 1946 J.W. Abbott left . . . — Map (db m43033) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Confederate Capitol of Missouri
Neosho was the Confederate Capitol of Missouri, when, on October 8, 1861, in the old Masonic Building on the northeast corner of the Square, the legislature passed the Ordinance of Secession, separating Missouri from the Union. — Map (db m42036) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Downtown Neosho Historic District
Downtown Neosho Historic District has been placed in the National Register of Historic Places August 12, 1993 — Map (db m42987) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Founding of Neosho1839 - 1937
From this point the town of Neosho, Mo. was laid out 1839 — Map (db m43030) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — George Washington Carver
A former slave boy, George Washington Carver came to Neosho in the 1870s seeking an education. At Neosho’s Lincoln School, he began his long climb out of ignorance. This was his first step toward becoming a world-famous scientist and teacher at . . . — Map (db m43025) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Haas Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m42912) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Haas Warehouse Building
In 1898, Edward Haas built this four story warehouse to house his wholesale grocery. The warehouse has an electric belt driven elevator and automatic sprinkler system. His business was the center for the entire region for canning and shipping. The . . . — Map (db m42915) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Heaton Building1895
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Restored 2003 — Map (db m42989) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Herman Jaeger
Herman Jaeger, a Swiss immigrant, settled six miles east of Neosho in 1865 and started a vineyard. He located superior wild grapes in the area. Some of these local disease resistant varieties he sent to France in the 1870’s. They were used to . . . — Map (db m43027) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — James S. Scott
James S. Scott, composer of about 30 Ragtime pieces, was born in Neosho February 12, 1886. He was one of the greatest Ragtime composers of all time. Among his best known compositions are “Frog Legs Rag,” “Kansas City Rag,” . . . — Map (db m43028) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Newton County World War II Memorial
“In honor of the men and women of Newton County who serve their country in World War II.” 1941 “Erected by the Neosho Junior Chamber of Commerce through the sale of scrap metal donated by the People of Newton . . . — Map (db m42986) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Rocketdyne1956 - 1968
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Rocketdyne Neosho whose tireless efforts and relentless pursuit of quality resulted in the world's finest liquid rocket engines. Neosho's engines powered Jupiter, Redstone, Mercury, Atlas, Gemini . . . — Map (db m43034) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Secession Convention at NeoshoA State Divided: Civil War in Missouri
Directly in front of this marker, at the corner of Washington and Spring Streets, there stood in 1861 a two-story frame building that served as a Masonic Hall. In this building, known as Missouri's "first Confederate Capitol," there occurred a . . . — Map (db m45775) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Site of First School George Washington Carver Attended
in the mid-1870's. Dr. Carver was later a famed botanist and educator. — Map (db m63520) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Thomas Hart Benton1889 - 1975
Thomas Hart Benton was born at 214 East McKinney St., Neosho, on April 15, 1889, the son of Congressman M. E. Benton, and grand nephew of Missouri’s first senator, Thomas Hart Benton. Tom’s early years were shared by listening to court house . . . — Map (db m42992) HM

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