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William G B Carson
James W Goodrich
John E Yeager
John P Jones
1826 Plan of the Fort of New Madrid : or, Anse a la Graisse
Map showing area around Fort New Madrid, showing topographical features and some detail of the fort as it was at the time.
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.
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...
Clippings from newspapers and magazines, mostly about the New Madrid earthquake.
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.
Grants of Land to People of New Madrid County, Missouri, Who Suffered by Earthquakes
Federal government document from 1824 about the continuing real estate claims by residents of New Madrid County, Missouri, associated with the 1811-1812 earthquakes and subsequent land grants approved...
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.
Marking Missouri History
Description and illustration of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811, continuing as a series of tremors through the year and "churning the water [of the Mississippi River], felling trees, and opening chasms."...
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 Catholic Church
New Madrid Claimants
Federal government document from 1820 about the act of Congress "for relief of the inhabitants of the late county of New Madrid, in the Missouri Territory, who suffered by earthquakes."
New Madrid Is Our Disaster In Waiting
October 11, 2005
Article discusses earthquake preparedness in the state of Missouri if the New Madrid fault produces a major earthquake soon. "The New Madrid Fault could affect an area running from Memphis, Tenn., through...
New Madrid Quadrangle
Topographical map of areas of Stoddard and New Madrid counties in Missouri and Fulton County, Kentucky, including a segment of the Mississippi River and the city of New Madrid, Missouri. Also depicted...
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."
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