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By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2011
Blackwater Veterans Memorial
Missouri (Cooper County), Blackwater — Blackwater Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to All Veterans Past Present & Future WWI WWII Vietnam Harold Dean Waller Vietnam James Paul Barton Vietnam John Wesley Dial World War II Aubrey Embrey World War II Glenn Alley World War II Charles H. . . . — Map (db m44105) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Blackwater — Osage Chieftain
The Osage Indians thought so much of the French Explorer, Pierre Chouteau, as a fur trader, that on March 19, 1792 they gave him land along the Lamine River including what is now Blackwater township, Pilot Grove township and of course, the once . . . — Map (db m44103) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Battle of Boonville A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
On June 17, 1861, the Battle of Boonville took place at this and other locations along this road. By most standards of warfare, the Battle of Boonville was more truly a skirmish or demonstration than a full blown battle. But small conflicts can . . . — Map (db m46060) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Boonville
Side A: Historic Boonville's first settlers were pioneer Mother Hannah Allison Cole and her 9 children who located on the Missouri River bluffs where St. Joseph Hospital now stands, 1810. Hannah, whose husband William T. Cole was killed by . . . — Map (db m46067) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Boonville Veterans Memorial
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Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Capture of Boonville
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Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Capture of Union Troops
This marks defence works where three companies of Union soldiers were taken prisoner when Confederates captured Boonville Oct. 16, 1864 — Map (db m46048) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Cooper County Korea - Vietnam War Memorial
In memory of those from Cooper County who served and died in Korea and Vietnam Korea George W. Shelby Kelly C. Odneal Vietnam Robert E. Jenry Millard F. Meadows Robert W. Moore — Map (db m45864) WM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Cooper County World War Memorial
They died that Freedom might not perish from the Earth 1917-1919 Stanley Ira Bell Oscar H. Bishop Merritt H. Boswell Mack L. Blackstone William O. Diel John Edwards Sidney E. Emery Harry English Lon S. Fairfax Richard Wm. . . . — Map (db m45863) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — David Barton 1783 - 1837
David Barton was born December 14, 1783, near Greeneville, North Carolina (now Tennessee). He came to the then-Louisiana Territory in 1809. Though Barton had some legal training, his first job was teaching in St. Charles. When the Missouri . . . — Map (db m46019) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Frederick T. Kemper 1816 - 1881
Frederick Thomas Kemper, pioneering Missouri educator and founder of Kemper Military School in Boonville, was born at Madison Courthouse, Virginia. After graduating from Marion College in Palmyra, Missouri, he came to Boonville in 1844 and opened . . . — Map (db m45974) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — George Caleb Bingham (1811 - 1879)
One of America's greatest painters, George Caleb Bingham, was known during his lifetime as "the Missouri Artist" for his depictions of frontier life and portraits. Bingham was born in Augusta County, Virginia, March 20, 1811, and in 1819 the . . . — Map (db m45975) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Hannah Allison Cole (1762 - 1843)
Hannah Cole was one of the earliest settlers of the present site of Boonville. She was born in Virginia about 1762. In 1789 she married William Temple Cole. They moved to Kentucky about 1805 and then to what would soon become Missouri Territory in . . . — Map (db m45905) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Hannah Cole's Fort
In 1810 Hannah Cole and her nine children crossed the Missouri River and built a cabin on the site of Boonville, thus becomig the first white settlers south of the river. After repeated Indian trouble in 1814 it was deemed necessary to build a . . . — Map (db m46052) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — High Street Office Building
The two story part of the building to the west of the 3-1/2 story part of the building was built in 1822 as the Ballantine House which served as a hotel. This German Style brick structure is one of the oldest still standing in Boonville and in fact . . . — Map (db m45867) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — James Milton Turner (1839 - 1915)
Born in slavery in St. Louis County, Mo. Freed 1843 Founder, Elias Buckner African-American School in Boonville 1869 Established 32 Missouri schools for African-Americans in 1870 Secured state funding for Lincoln Institute (later Lincoln . . . — Map (db m46016) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and and loyalty . . . — Map (db m45866) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — The Battle of Boonville
On the morning of June 17, 1861, one of the first engagements of the War Between the States occurred between State and Federal troops here in the hills below Boonville. The engagement began at 8 A.M. and ended near this spot with the surrender of . . . — Map (db m46055) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Thespian Hall
Thespian Hall, believed to be one of the oldest surviving theaters west of the Allegheny Mountains, brought culture to the frontier town of Boonville. In 1838 sixty leading citizens founded an all-male dramatic group called the Thespian Society. . . . — Map (db m46049) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Walter Williams
Born July 2, 1864, Boonville, Missouri Died July 29, 1935, Columbia, Missouri Editor - The Advertiser - Boonville, Missouri - 1884-1889 Editor - The Herald - Columbia Missouri - 1889-1908 Founder and Dean of First School of Journalism . . . — Map (db m45999) HM

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