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First Permanent Home of Bank of Ash Grove, Mo and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., March 18, 2012
First Permanent Home of Bank of Ash Grove, Mo and Marker
Missouri (Greene County), Ash Grove — First Permanent Home of Bank of Ash Grove, Mo — 1884 - 1932

[Title is text] — Map (db m79767) HM

Missouri (Greene County), Ash Grove — Nathan Boone Cabin — Greene County Historic Site

Log cabin completed by Nathan Boone about 1837

Greene County Sesquicentennial 1833 - 1963 — Map (db m79815) HM

Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — A Union Plan / The Broken Pincer — Wilson's Creek
(Left Side): A Union Plan From this spot on August 10, 1861 the complicated fury of the battle of Wilson's Creek would have unfolded before your eyes. The large field in front of you is the south slope of Bloody Hill. Union troops . . . — Map (db m35215) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Battle's Beginning ... and End — Wilson's Creek
This Northern spur of Bloody Hill saw the beginning and end of the battle. In the days proceeding the fight, the field before you was the camp of the 1,200 cavalrymen of Colonel James Cawthorne's Missouri State Guard Brigade. At dawn on August . . . — Map (db m35241) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Bloody Hill — Wilson's Creek
Fierce changes and countercharges led to heavy casualties on Bloody Hill. Considering the numbers of troops engaged, it was one of the bloodiest fights in the war. Union artillery batteries on this hill dueled with opposing batteries in the valley . . . — Map (db m35240) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — XIV — Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon
At or near this spot fell Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Born Ashford, Conn. 1818 Graduated U.S Military Academy, 1841. Commander of the Federal forces In The Battle of Wilson Creek August 10, 1861 This marker is erected by The . . . — Map (db m8113) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Fight in Ray's Cornfield — Wilson's Creek
John Ray watched the first stage of the Union defeat from the porch behind you. At 6:30 in the morning, August 10, 1861, soldiers appeared in his cornfield. The cornfield is the fenced high ground in front of you, just beyond Ray's springhouse. . . . — Map (db m35199) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Gibson's House Site — Wilson's Creek
An archaeological study is a lot like a detective story. In 1966 an archeological investigation uncovered many bits of evidence from the area in front of you - the remnants of John and Martha Gibson's home. Bone handled dinner service, pewter . . . — Map (db m35146) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Gibson's Mill — Wilson's Creek
The mill and house of John Gibson once stood in the valley in front of you along Wilson Creek. On August 9, 1861, the day before the battle the Gibson family and their neighbors found themselves surrounded by more than 12,000 Confederate soldiers . . . — Map (db m35142) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Gibson's Mill Site — Wilson's Creek
In the summer of 1861, the small mill of John Gibson stood here. Although Confederate soldiers camped nearby and Union soldiers forded the stream here, the mill escaped the heavy fighting that raged just downstream. In 1966 archeologists discovered . . . — Map (db m35147) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Guibor's Battery — Wilson's Creek
From this spot one can imagine the challenge which faced the Confederate army. Further up the hill in front of you, over 4,000 Union soldiers and 10 pieces of artillery were positioned to repulse any Southern effort to regain the high ground. On a . . . — Map (db m35233) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Price's Headquarters — Wilson's Creek
Since August 6, 1861, thousands of Confederates had been camping in this area surrounding Major General Sterling Price's headquarters, waiting to attack the Union Army in Springfield. On the night of August 9, the long-awaited orders were issued. . . . — Map (db m35213) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Pulaski Arkansas Battery — Wilson's Creek
From this position the four cannon of the Pulaski Arkansas Battery supported Confederate infantry during the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Two artillerists were killed by opposing cannon shot here, and one was wounded by a minie ball. Despite the . . . — Map (db m35204) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Pulaski Arkansas Battery — Wilson's Creek
In the opening moments of the battle, Union infantry swept back Southern cavalry, over-running two camps and topping the crest of Bloody Hill. Nothing stood in the Federals' way. At the bottom of Bloody Hill lay the main Southern camp, virtually . . . — Map (db m35210) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Ray Springhouse — Wilson's Creek
In the valley just below is a stone springhouse, part of the historic property of John Ray, whose house stands on the hill above you. The springhouse provided water, and also a cool place to store milk, eggs, butter, vegetables, and other . . . — Map (db m35182) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Rout of Sigel's Column — Wilson's Creek
The Union strategy at Wilson's Creek called for a two-pronged surprise attack. General Lyon's main column with about 4,000 men would strike the Confederate camps from the north, while Col. Franz Sigel's brigade of about 1,200 men would attack from . . . — Map (db m35229) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Sigel's Attack — Wilson's Creek
Here on the southern end of the battlefield, Union soldiers commanded by Col. Franz Sigel mounted a surprise attack on the Confederate camps. The battle plan called for Sigel to attack from the south, while General Lyon attacked from the north. On . . . — Map (db m35223) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Signs From The Past — Wilson's Creek
The surrounding young forest can tell us much. Agriculture has long dominated the landscape. Nearby, John Gibson's horsedrawn plow broke ground for an oat field. Later, tractors would shape and alter the countryside. In the course of this evolution . . . — Map (db m35144) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — The Battle of Oak Hills — August 10, 1861
In early August, 1861 the Missouri State Guard under the command of Major General Sterling Price was camped along Wilson's Creek preparing to march into Springfield, Missouri ten miles northeast of their encampment. Shortly after 5:00 A.M. they were . . . — Map (db m35141) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — The Eye of the Storm — Wilson's Creek
On August 6, 1861, the Southern army entered this valley from your left on the Wire Road, the restored historic road in front of you. The soldiers camped on both sides of the creek for a mile or more upstream and downstream from this point. Here, . . . — Map (db m35207) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — The Ray Family — Wilson's Creek
The Ray House is the only park structure on its original site that dates back to the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Postmaster and farmer John Ray built it in the 1850s. For ten years it served as the Wilson's Creek Post Office, a stopping place on the . . . — Map (db m35198) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Battlefield — Way to the Mill — Wilson's Creek
Many before you... have traveled the path to the mill. Although our reasons have changed, the way to the mill has always been popular. In the days before supermarkets and, pre-packaged "ready-made" foods, families depended on small mills such as . . . — Map (db m35143) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Brookline — Missouri State Guard — Sons of Confederate Veterans
This monument is respectfully dedicated to the men of the Missouri State Guard. The legally established militia of the state who first took up arms in 1861, and marching and fighting under the blue battle flag of their beloved Missouri. Did their . . . — Map (db m61751) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Fair Grove — Boegel and Hine Flour Mill — Wommack Mill
Built in 1883 and operated until 1969. It has significantly contributed to the history of Fair Grove and Greene County. Greene County Historic Sites Board April, 1987 — Map (db m64399) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Fair Grove — Covered Bridge, Fair Grove, Missouri
In memory of all those in the military who gave their lives for our freedom. Donated By Frank and Jan Wommack — Map (db m64689) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Republic — Armed Forces Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Dedicated May 17, 1997 by Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States John C. Cox Post 4593, Republic, MO — Map (db m63004) WM
Missouri (Greene County), Republic — Springfield
(Front): Queen City of the Ozarks, settled in 1830 by Tennessee pioneers on what had been a Kickapoo, Osage, and Delaware Indian camping ground. Springfield was first called Campbell and Fulbright Springs after its first settlers. Rivalry . . . — Map (db m35247) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — "The Boy and The Man"
Nationally renowned sports artist Amadee Wohlschlaeger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in St. Louis, Missouri, conceptualized and designed "The Boy and The Man" in the form of a drawing in 1963 that was unveiled to the public in the August 18th . . . — Map (db m72165) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 10 — Battle of Springfield
This point marks the farthest advance of the Confederates into the city. After finally routing the 72nd Enrolled Missouri Militia, Confederates were forming along Walnut Street for the final assault into the city when drums along Jordan Creek to the . . . — Map (db m35920) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 12 — Battle of Springfield

Across from this site stood Fort No. 5, the second largest of five forts built around Springfield. By January 8, 1863, the fort was only partially finished. It served only as a rallying point during the battle. From this point and along St. . . . — Map (db m79811) HM

Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Bob Broeg — Robert William Broeg (Rhymes With "Plague")
Born in St. Louis, MO in 1918 to Robert and Alice Broeg Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Missouri - Columbia Married to the late Dorothy Carr Married to Lynette Anton since 1977 Associated Press Sportswriter in . . . — Map (db m72135) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Bobby Bell
Born in Shelby, NC in 1940 to Pink and Zannie Bell Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Minnesota Father to Tracie, Bobby, Jr., and Joshua Two-time All-American Linebacker/Defensive End at the University of Minnesota . . . — Map (db m72110) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 18 — Butterfield Overland Stage
Site of Gen. Nicholas Smith's tavern on Boonville Road, earliest outlet of Springfield, also station of Butterfield Stage Route carrying first overland mail from St. Louis to Pacific Coast. Government subsidy $600,000 yearly. First mail left St. . . . — Map (db m43089) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Civil War Entrenchments
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Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Dan Dierdorf
Born June 29, 1949 in Canton, Ohio to John and Evelyn Dierdorf Married to Debbie Grzywacz on November 2, 1979 Father to Dan, Kristen, Dana and Katherine Played at the University of Michigan where he was named to seven All-American Teams . . . — Map (db m72214) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Don Faurot
Born in Mountain Grove, MO, in 1902 to Frederick W. and Charlotte Faurot Attended Mountain Grove High School and University of Missouri-Columbia Married to Mary Davidson Father to Jane, Aileen, and Julie Blue-Gray Game Hall of Fame . . . — Map (db m72211) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog
Born November 9, 1931 in New Athens, IL to Edgar and Lietta (Fanke) Herzog Married to Mary Lou Sinn on February 8, 1953 Father to Debra, David and Jim Batted .285 while playing for the New York Yankees' Minor League club, the Joplin . . . — Map (db m72158) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Fairbanks Hall — Drury University
On this spot stood the building in which Drury College opened September, 25, 1873. — Map (db m67271) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Fairbanks Hall

Erected in 1876, stood 15 feet from this site until 1978. The hall was given to Drury by Mr. Charles Fairbanks of Tunbridge Wells, England as a memorial to his son, Walter. Fairbanks served Drury proudly as a home for over two thousand Drury . . . — Map (db m79804) HM

Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 15 — First Cabin in Springfield
About February, 1830, William Fulbright erected, near this spot, the first cabin built on the site of the present city of Springfield. At the same time, A. J. Burnett built a pole cabin near the natural well, and John Fulbright another near Jones' . . . — Map (db m43086) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 9 — First Church In Greene County
585 feet southwest first church, Methodist Episcopal, in southwest Missouri was located in 1833. Size 18 x 20 feet, built of logs, puncheon floor and seats. Cost 18 dollars. Rev. Jas. H. Slavens, M.D., first pastor over White River and St. Francis . . . — Map (db m43150) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 19 — First Post Office in Springfield
Near this spot was located the first post office in Springfield, in a one story, hewed log cabin, occupied by John Polk Campbell, who was appointed postmaster, Jan. 3, 1834. Mail was brought on horseback twice a month from Harrison's Store, on . . . — Map (db m43120) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 6 — First School-House in Greene County
225 feet south of this spot the first school-house in Greene County was built by pioneers 1831. Small cabin, logs cut out for window and door openings. No shutter, door or chimney. Dirt floor. Three-legged benches. First teacher, Joseph Rountree. . . . — Map (db m43064) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 7 — First Store in Greene County
Site of first store in southwest Greene County, a little log cabin, supplied with goods from Boonville, Missouri, 1831, and conducted by Junius T. Campbell, brother of John P. Campbell, founder of Springfield. Marker erected 1921 by Reps Dry Goods . . . — Map (db m43088) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Garvin "Gary" Filbert
Born June 7, 1929 in St. Joseph, MO to Harold and Fern Filbert Married to Glenda Hall on March 26, 1983 Father to Scott, Laura, Lisa, Preston, Lydia, Brian and Brent Filbert, Michael and Terry Dodson, and Chris Boettcher Lettered in . . . — Map (db m72166) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — George Howard Brett
Born in Glen Dale, WV in 1953 to Jack and Ethel Brett Attended El Segundo (CA) High School Married Leslie Davenport in 1992 Father to Jackson, Dylan, and Robin Spent his entire 21-year Major League career in Kansas City Only . . . — Map (db m72136) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Gettysburg Address — Abraham Lincoln — 1809 - 1865

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m79808) HM

Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Gillioz Theater
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m43095) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Henry "Hank" Louis Stram
Born in Chicago, IL in 1923 to Henry and Nellie Wilszek Attended Lew Wallace High School and Purdue University Married Phyllis Persha in 1953 Father to Hank Jr., Dale, Stu, Julia Gary, and Mary Nell Head Coach and Vice President . . . — Map (db m72130) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — XIII — Indian Mounds

[Side A] These mounds mark the site of pre-historic Indian homes. They are believed to represent the remains of thatch-roofed circular adobe huts, similar to those now built by the Mandan Indians. Thousands of similar mounds are widely . . . — Map (db m79805) HM

Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Jack Buck
Born in Holyoke, MA, in 1924 to Earle and Kathleen Buck Attended Lakewood High School and Ohio State University Married to Carole Lintzenich Father to Beverly, Jack Jr., Christine, Bonnie, Dan, Betsy, Joe, and Julie St. Louis . . . — Map (db m72090) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Jackie Marie Stiles
Born in Kansas City, Kansas to Pat and Pam Stiles Attended Claflin High School, Claflin, KS and Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO USA Today and Parade High School All-American First Teams - 1997 Missouri Valley . . . — Map (db m72108) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil
Born in Carrabelle, FL in 1911 to John Sr. and Luella O’Neil Attended Edward Waters College Married Ora Lee Owen in 1946 Played for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1938-1943 Managed for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1948-1955 Served . . . — Map (db m72094) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — John Kadlec
Born October 23, 1928 in St. Louis, MO to Frank and Lillian (Onder) Kadlec Married to Mary Agnes “Dolly” Jacobi on February 3, 1951 Father to Judy, Peggy, John and Joan Graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School, earning . . . — Map (db m72215) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — John Q. Hammons
Born in Fairview, MO in 1919 to James O. and Hortense (Bass) Hammons Attended Fairview Schools and Southwest Missouri Teachers College Married Juanita K. Baxter in 1949 Entered into hotel development in 1958 by purchasing 10 Holiday . . . — Map (db m72091) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 11 — Kickapoo Indian Village
From approximately 1812 to 1832 a Kickapoo Indian village occupied the site bounded on the north by Madison, west by Campbell, south by Grand and east by Jefferson. 100 wigwams clustered around a spring formerly situated 250 feet southwest of this . . . — Map (db m43126) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Lamar Hunt
Born in Eldorado, Ar. in 1932 to Lyda Bunker Hunt and Haroldson Layfayette [sic] Hunt Graduated from the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. and Southern Methodist University Married Norma Lynn Knobel in 1964 Father of Lamar, Jr., Sharron . . . — Map (db m72115) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Len Dawson
Born in Alliance, OH, in 1935 to James and Annie Dawson Attended Alliance High School and Purdue University Married to Linda Father to Lisa and Lenny Missouri Sports Hall of Fame – 1994 Pro Football Hall of Fame – 1987 . . . — Map (db m72210) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Louis Clark Brock
Born in El Dorado, AR in 1939 to Maud and Paralee Brock From Age Two grew up in Collonston, LA Attended Union High School and Southern University Married to Jacqueline Gaitor Father to Wanda, Lou, Jr., Emory and Daniel Led Southern . . . — Map (db m72157) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Norman E. Stewart
Born in Leonard, MO in 1935 to Kenneth and Leona Stewart Attended Shelbyville High School and the University of Missouri - Columbia Married to Virginia Zimmerley Father to Jeffrey, Lindsey Scott, and Laura All-State High School . . . — Map (db m72129) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith
Born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama to Clovis and Marvella (Pugh) Smith Father to Osborne II, Dustin and Taryn Played for the San Diego Padres from 1978-1981 and for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1982-1996 Fifteen Time National . . . — Map (db m72212) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — POW MIA Bring Them Home
POW MIA Bring them home. AMVETS Department of MissouriMap (db m62996) WM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Remember Pearl Harbor — Springfield National Cemetery
In memory of the U.S. military forces who gave their lives during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other military installations on Dec. 7, 1941. A day that will leave in infamy.

"Remember Pearl Harbor" "Keep America Alert" — Map (db m62843) HM

Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr.
Born in Baton Rouge, LA in 1932 to Robert L. and Margaret Brandon Pettit Attended Baton Rouge High School and Louisiana State University Married Carole Crowell in 1965 Father to Peyton, Robert, and Mary Luckett 2-Time All-American . . . — Map (db m72162) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Russell William "Rusty" Wallace
Born in Fenton, MO in 1956 to Russ and Judy Wallace Attended Fox Senior High School Married to Patti Father to Greg, Katie, and Steve Made driving debut at Lakehill (MO) Speedway - 1973 Central Auto Racing Association Rookie of the . . . — Map (db m72151) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Shrine Mosque
Built by the Abou Ben Adhem Temple, the Shrine Mosque was dedicated November 3, 1923. Heckenlively and Mark were architects and Stanley Uthwatt created the stained glass windows. In addition to serving the Shrine, the Mosque has been the cultural . . . — Map (db m43092) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — St. Paul United Methodist Church
First service in this building was June 26, 1904. Expansion program was completed in 1923. Exterior features are Ionic columns, stained glass windows, and dome. History of congregation dates from 1831. It once occupied historic structure at Walnut . . . — Map (db m43123) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Stanley Frank Musial
Born in Donora, PA in 1920 to Lukasz and Mary Musial Attended Donora High School Married to Lillian Labash Father to Dick, Gerry, Janet, and Jean Played for 22 years with the St. Louis Cardinals Won 3 World Series Rings Won 3 . . . — Map (db m72088) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Stone Chapel
Long recognized as a symbol of Drury College, Stone Chapel resulted from gift by Mrs. Valeria G. Stone, Malde, Mass., and named for her. Cornerstone was laid Nov.16, 1880. Fire loss delayed completion until 1892. Special features: first bldg. made . . . — Map (db m67402) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Tau Eta Gamma (local)

Founded February 7, 1961 in Fairbanks Hall Kitchen

Then Phi Kappa Sigma (national) Beta Kappa Chapter 1961-1983 — Map (db m79802) HM

Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — The Landers Theatre
The Landers Theatre was built in 1909 by John and Douglas J. Landers. It opened with a production of "The Golden Girl." Lillian Russell, Sousa's Band and Fanny Brice have all appeared here. The Landers was the 35th theatre in the nation to show . . . — Map (db m43122) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — USS Nathanael Greene — SSBN-636
This memorial is dedicated to all U.S. submarine sailors both living and deceased that dared to "take her deep," and especially those submariners that manned the fleet ballistic missile submarine USS NATHANAEL GREENE SSBN-636 . . . — Map (db m70341) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Veterans Memorial
We have won this war because our men are brave, and because of many other things, we did not win it because destiny created us better than all other peoples, I hope that in victory we are more grateful than proud. Ernie Pyle, 1944 — Map (db m62869) WM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Vietnam War Memorial — Together Then Together Now — Post 639
In honored memory of those who served in defense of their country so that all may enjoy freedom. — Map (db m39153) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — William Payne Stewart — 1957 - 1999
Born in Springfield, MO in 1957 to William Louis Stewart and Bee Payne-Stewart Attended Greenwood High School and Southern Methodist University Married to Tracey Ferguson Stewart Father to Chelsea and Aaron AT&T Pebble Beach . . . — Map (db m72093) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — William Payne Stewart — 1957 - 1999
Born in Springfield to William Louis Stewart and Bee Payne-Stewart Attended Greenwood High School, Springfield and Southern Methodist University, Dallas Married to Tracey Ferguson Stewart, father to Chelsea and Aaron All-American at . . . — Map (db m72146) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Wilshire Apartments
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m43125) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 12 — World War I Memorial
In memory of the men of Springfield who died in service in the World War for the cause of liberty. [Roll of Honored Dead] — Map (db m43128) HM
Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — XVII — Zagonyi's Charge
This marker commemorates one of the most daring and brilliant cavalry charges of the Civil War. Late at night, Oct. 24, 1861, Maj. Charles Zagonyi, commander of Fremont's body guard, with 300 men, including 130 of Maj. White's Prairie Scouts, left . . . — Map (db m35243) HM

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