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Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis,
1865, 162 pgs.
Transcribed by Donna Walton
In the south-eastern
portion of the State, is bounded on the south by the Arkansas State line.
A good portion of the land has been returned as "swamp land", but can
principally be reclaimed by drains and levees.
A portion of the south
half of the county is frequently overflowed, which until drained makes it
permanent improvement, unless it be for cranberry
culture, for which both the soil and climate is said to be well adapted,
and from which some farmers can realize handsome profits.
the very best of farming lands are in this county, and, as an old resident
"there are few localities where farmers can make a comfortable
living and lay up money easier than here."
Of timber, the growth on
the high ground is principally beech and white oak in the bottoms a mixed
Groves of cypress flourish in the bottoms of the St. Francis,
a short distance from Chalk Bluffs.
Felix R. Brunot, of Pittsburg,
purchased 1500 acres of very rich hematite iron ore land at Indian Ford,
where he contemplates establishing extensive iron works at an early
day. There are other immense beds of iron through the county.
South-East Missouri Railroad Company, chartered by the last legislature,
will pass through the North-East corner of Butler county.
and capitalists will find inducements for favorable investment in mineral
lands, farming, grazing or manufacturing.
Black River is navigable to
within fifteen miles of Poplar Bluff.
Gossip: Septer Quinn
News-Visiting and Gossip- Mrs. J.H. Clifton
Obits: Stephen O. Howell, tr.
by GT Transcription Team
Notice: Mrs. Luvina Whitworth