“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Palmyra, Missouri Historical Markers

George Shannon Marker image, Touch for more information
By John Desaulniers, Jr., July 2, 2004
George Shannon Marker
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — George Shannon1787-1836
This marker commemorates George Shannon, the youngest member of the Corps of Discovery, on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He died in Palmyra, Missouri while on legal business, August 30, 1836, and is . . . — Map (db m30416) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Palmyra
Side A: Palmyra, founded in 1819, was for many years the northernmost town on the Salt River Trail from St. Charles to the Des Moines River. A Federal Land Office for the Salt River area located here, 1824 – 58, led all others in the . . . — Map (db m55391) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Palmyra Confederate Monument
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Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Palmyra MassacreA State Divided — The Civil War in Missouri
The Palmyra Massacre The Palmyra Massacre was a grim ending to Confederate Col. Joseph Porter's 1862 recruiting campaign in northeast Missouri. Besides recruiting local men for the Confederate army, Porter attacked Union outposts and patrols . . . — Map (db m55390) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Potawatomi EmigrationTrail of Death
Indiana to Kansas 1838 On Oct. 11, 1838, 850 Potawatomi Indians camped at Pleasant Spring near Palmyra on the forced removal from Northern Indiana to Eastern Kansas. They passed through Palmyra at 10 o'clock October 12. That night they camped . . . — Map (db m36351) HM

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