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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.
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...
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.
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.
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,...
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."...
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...
Missouri Heritage: Spanish Fur Trader Served State Well
Portrait and biographical article about Manuel Lisa (1772-1820), "the champion of a tough band of fur traders" based in Saint Louis, "help[ing] to plot and establish the Oregon Trail." Description of his...
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...
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