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New Madrid, Missouri
New Madrid Earthquake
William G B Carson
J O Parker
John E Yeager
A Postscript to the Founding of New Madrid
Short article about and journal account by James M. Morgan, a great-grandson of New Madrid's founder, George Morgan, relating his burning of the town in 1862 during a Civil War battle.
A Scene Truly Terrible: Earthquake
Article about the major earthquake in New Madrid, Missouri, in 1811-1812, with painted illustrations.
Approaching Kansas City: From All Points of the Compass
Article (written by a staff member of the Kansas City Public Library) about traveling into Kansas City (for the American Library Association conference here in 1968) from several different surrounding...
Article about the significances of the 1811-1812 earthquakes in New Madrid, Missouri, culminating with an estimated 8.3 on the Richter Scale, with photos, illustrations, map. Description of the geologic...
Faulty Prediction: Aftershocks of the 1990 Earthquake Scare Left New Madrid Residents Ready for Disaster
Story about the reactions and preparations of citizens of New Madrid, Missouri following a prediction (found to be incorrect later) of a large earthquake for 1990 along the New Madrid Fault line.
History--Early Notices of the Missouri River and Indians
Mention of the New Madrid country of southeastern Missouri as being discovered by Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto in 1542 and secondly by French explorer Robert de La Salle in 1681.
Living with a Fault
Information about the New Madrid, Missouri, earthquake, December 16, 1811, and expectations of another. Includes a diagram of the earth and the fault.
Manuel Lisa [Part I]
Portrait and first in a series of two biographical articles about Manuel Lisa (1772-1820), an early fur trader born in Cuba or New Orleans as a son of a Spanish immigrant and moving to New Madrid, Missouri,...
Murder at Big Prairie: The Indian Murder of David Trotter
Journal account of the capture, failed rescue by fellow white settlers, and murder of David Trotter by Mascouten Indians in New Madrid, Missouri, in 1802.
New Madrid Refuses to Die
History of the Mississippi River town of New Madrid, Missouri. Starts from its Spanish beginnings in 1789 to the 1811-1812 earthquakes, growth and decline of agriculture and rebirth with 1960s industry....
New Madrid Reminiscences. ..and Other Notes from along El Camino Real, Historic Missouri Highway
Travel notes about a visit along "El Camino Real, the Spanish highway of Missouri's colonial days," between roughly Saint Louis and New Madrid, Missouri, and following the Missouri River, mainly describing...
Popular Reactions to the New Madrid Earthquakes, 1811-1812
Article about the various worldwide and local aberrations in nature in general in 1811-1812 around New Madrid, Missouri, culminating in a long series of earthquakes, with descriptions by witnesses.
The Founding of New Madrid, Missouri
Story of the foundation of the town of New Madrid, Missouri, resulting from negotiations between American Colonel George Morgan and Spanish merchant Diego de Gardoqui, as a Spanish colony on the west bank...
The Great New Madrid, Missouri, Earthquake
December 1, 2003
Personal reflection written March 22, 1816 by Eliza Bryan describing her view of what occurred during the New Madrid earthquake December 1811 and January 1812.
The Indian Murder of David Trotter: Murder at Big Prairie
Story of the murder of David Trotter in 1802 by the Mascouten Indians in "the District of New Madrid."
The New Madrid Campaign and the Battle for Island No. 10 (February - April 1862)
Article describes the Union Army's success under General John Pope at New Madrid and the routing of Confederate forces from Island No. 10 in the Mississippi opening the way for the Union Army all the way...
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