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William Rufus Jackson
William G B Carson
Charles Van Ravenswaay
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New Madrid Catholic Church
Clippings from newspapers and magazines, mostly about the New Madrid earthquake.
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,...
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.
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."
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...
The New Madrid Earthquake
Description of the sale of land by inhabitants of New Madrid County, Missouri, following the destructive earthquake there in 1811, with some federal aid but not enough to recoup great financial losses....
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
One paragraph about Robert Anthony Hatcher, or Robert Hatcher (1819-1886), "a representative from Missouri" and native of Virginia moving to New Madrid, Missouri, in 1847 as a lawyer, becoming a Missouri...
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...
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."...
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...
April 18, 1905
One paragraph of biography about William Dawson, "a representative from Missouri" born in New Madrid, Missouri, in 1848, becoming sheriff of that county and then state and federal represenative.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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."
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.
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.
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