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By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2010
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Missouri (Vernon County), Deerfield — Battles in the Marmaton Valley A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
Action at Dry Wood Creek, Sept. 2, 1861 Following the Southern victory at Wilson's Creek near Springfield (Aug. 10, 1861), Maj. Gen. Sterling Price led the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard, which numbered about 10,000 men, north to . . . — Map (db m39842) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Fair Haven — Archaeology
The main source for information about the Osage Indians' daily life is in the ground beneath us. Like pages of a book, archaeology can reveal stories about who the people were and how they lived. Information is revealed not only by the . . . — Map (db m61399) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Fair Haven — Changing Life Styles
American Attitudes Toward The Osage In March 1804, the United States took possession of the Louisiana Territory, almost doubling the size of the United States. This provided growing space for an expanding population. The Lewis and Clark . . . — Map (db m61396) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Fair Haven — Encounter With Europeans: The Change Begins
Marquette and Joliet The first reference to the Osage Indians was in 1673 when Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette descended the Mississippi River from the Great Lakes and stopped at the mouth of the Missouri River. They collected . . . — Map (db m61381) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Fair Haven — Osage Sites in the Area
The small area (about 12 by 10 miles) where Osage Village State Historic Site is located, contains almost all of the Osage sites and early French and American sites relating to the Osage in Missouri. 1. Osage Village Site The site on . . . — Map (db m61407) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Fair Haven — The Osage and the Fur Trade
Hunting and furs were already important factors in the Osage way of life and Europeans capitalized on this. By trading furs for articles manufactured by Europeans, both groups got something they wanted. While the Indians got kettles, axes, hoes, . . . — Map (db m61382) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Fair Haven — The Osage Indians
The small hill to your right was once the site of an Osage Indian village. More than 300 years ago, this site would have been covered with large, rectangular homes for a tribe of people who have become a symbol of history on the prairie. This . . . — Map (db m40960) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Moundville — Original Site of Cooper College 1892 - 1958

[Title is text] — Map (db m94396) HM

Missouri (Vernon County), Moundville — Theophilus Lambert Ashbaugh 1844 - 1915

Civil War Vol. Co. K. 102 Ill. Inf. Pioneer - 1868 First Physician Village of Moundville

Pauline Hardy Ashbaugh "Aunt Jennie" 1846 - 1936 — Map (db m94397) HM

Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — Bushwhacker Museum Vernon County Jail 1860 - 1960
Cellroom built before Civil War Survived burning of Nevada 1863 Front part added 1871 Museum established 1965 Entered on the National Register of Historic Places 1977 — Map (db m36064) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — Cottey College International Scholarship
This flagpole and base were erected in 1960 by L. F. Richardson, member of the Board of Trustees of Cottey College, 1949-1957. Mr. & Mrs. Richardson gave to Cottey College in 1950 its first international scholarship, opening the door for a . . . — Map (db m44125) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — Nevada
Side A Financial center and shipping point, this prairie town was founded in 1855 as the seat of Vernon County, fertile farming and coal producing area. Col. D. C. Hunter, who laid out the town, named it for Nevada City, Calif. The county, . . . — Map (db m44016) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — Nevada - Vernon County Centennial 1855 - 1955
Erected in commemoration of the centennial of the Charter of Vernon County and the Founding of the City of Nevada. James H. Deman, Mayor, Jess M. Banes, Presiding Judge-County Court Incorporated in the base of this monument is a sealed box to . . . — Map (db m34307) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — The Battle of Drywood September 2, 1861 The Missouri State Guard
After their victory at Wilson's Creek, on Aug. 10, 1861, Gen. Sterling Price's 12,000 Missouri State Guards marched north and camped near Nevada on the evening of Aug. 31. Next day 800 men felt out the 1800 Federals at Ft. Scott, Kan., led by . . . — Map (db m36022) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — The Burning of Nevada Missouri's Civil War
Nevada City was laid out as Vernon County's seat of government in 1855, and was named for a California town prominent during the Gold Rush. Founding spirit DeWitt C. Hunter had spent some years mining there before returning to western Missouri . . . — Map (db m34210) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — Vernon County Courthouse
Constructed in 1908 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places on this day June 27, 1997 by the United States Department of Interior — Map (db m34310) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — Vernon County Valor
In honor of all our veterans who have served at home or abroad through the years Artist: Michael McClure 2003 Dedicated to: All Who Have Served [Emblem represents the 35th Infantry Division] — Map (db m36020) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — Vernon County War Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Vernon County who gave their lives in World War I and World War II Korean War and Vietnam Veterans [Honor Roll of Names] — Map (db m35019) WM
Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — Vernon County War Memorial Leon Ogier American Legion Post No. 2
The gift of citizens of Nevada and Vernon Co. Dedicated Nov. 11, 1924 Erected 1910 Rebuilt - 1924 by Leon Ogier Post No. 2 American Legion Dedicated to all veterans of all wars who gave their lives and service to preserve peace and . . . — Map (db m36081) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — Vernon County's Southern Heritage
The coming of the Border War and the May 26, 1863, burning of Nevada City by Federal Militia. Artist: Michael McClure 2002 Dedicated to: the Vernon Countians Who Endured — Map (db m39857) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — Veterans Memorial
In honor of those who serve their country in peace and conflict. [Dedicated] November 11, 1988 — Map (db m61467) WM
Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — William Joel Stone I Stand Unmoved For America
Born in Madison County, Kentucky May 7, 1848 Died at Washington D.C. April 14, 1918 Congressman 1885-1891 Governor 1893-1896 United States Senator 1903-1918 A Noble Man Wise Brave Patriotic Statesman Untiring Champion of the . . . — Map (db m34309) HM

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