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Watkins, Waltus L
Watkins Mill State Par...
Clay County, Missouri
Dorothy J Caldwell
Fred L Lee
A New Building at Watkins Mill
Article describing the preservation of and additions to the antebellum Watkins Mill site "located a few miles north of Kansas City, Missouri," as well of the operations of the mill's wool production, with...
A Visit to Watkin's Mill
Manuscript (number 13) about the history of Watkins Mill in Clay County, Missouri, "four miles north of Excelsior Springs."
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biography of Waltus Lockett Watkins (1806-1884), an early settler of Clay County, Missouri, in the 1830s and builder of "Watkins Woolen Mill" in the 1860s.
Excelsior Springs, Elms Hotel
Postcard of the Elms Hotel, Excelsior Springs, MO
From Speculator to Gentleman: Waltus L. Watkins and the Case for Land Speculation on the Missouri Frontier
Photos (including Waltus Watkins), illustrations, map, and biographical article about Waltus Watkins (1806-1884), a "western Missouri speculator" of real estate in Clay County, Missouri. Native of Kentucky...
History of Clay County, Missouri
One paragraph about the the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, "organized in 1857" in Clay County, Missouri, near Watkins Mill and the town of Lawson, with Waltus L. Watkins as one of its original...
John and Nancy Wilson Residence
File containing a clipping (from an unnamed publication) with photo and description of the former residence of Harrison Wilson "[i]n the northwest part of the County of Clay, near Watkins Mill." Fortress-like...
Missouri Historic Heritage Sites
Book includes paintings of Robert MacDonald Graham, Jr., including a painting of the interior of Watkins Mill as well as the octagonal schoolhouse located near the mill. The paintings in the book are a...
Missouri's National Historic Landmarks, Part III: Watkins Mill
April 1, 1969
Watkins Mill is the "best preserved example of a mid-nineteenth century woolen mill in the United States". The mill was built by Waltus Locket Watkins in 1861 and the property was owned by the Watkins...
New Acquisitions for the Archives
Description of a letter written by General Alexander W. Doniphan in 1884 in "the Watkins Mill collection" of new acquisitions by the Jackson County Historical Society.
New Honor for Watkins Mill Site
Article about the addition of the Watkins Mill site "to the historic register of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers" and the National Register of Historic Places" as an early example of a woolen...
Obituary for Mrs. Townley Culbertson
February 20, 1970
Obituary for Mrs. Townley Culbertson, dying at the age of 84 on February 19, 1970, the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Waltus Watkins of Kearney, Missouri, the original owners of the Watkins Mill state park....
Old Clay County Farm Advocated for State Park: Deserted Mill, School and Church Draw Eyes to Watkins Place
File containing an article about the proposed designation of the "the old Watkins farm in Washington township [of Jackson County]" for transformation "into a state park." History of the site back to its...
Resources to Explore: Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site
Photos, map, and article about the Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site "located in northeastern Clay County [Missouri] approximately 30 miles north of Kansas City near the communities...
SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid
Mildred Kittell Ray was born in Halstead, Kansas, on September 22, 1895. An avid collector of postcards (buttons, too), Mrs. Ray, at the age of 72, initiated a column in the Kansas City Times and Kansas...
Full view of cemetery.
Full frontal and side view of mill.
Emmet McElroy (L) and "Uncle" Joe Watkins at water pump.
Interior view of mill.
The only nineteenth-century textile mill in North America that still houses its original machinery. Article includes photos and short history of the property bought by Walthall (Waltus) Watkins located...
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