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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...
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...
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 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...
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...
Clippings from newspapers and magazines, mostly about the New Madrid earthquake.
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 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....
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...
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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