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County Newspapers

Most of these papers can be obtained thru the following:
Write to: (Newspaper Collection)
State Historical Society of MO
1020 Lowry Street
Columbia, MO 65201-7298

J.H. Turner was a Past President of the Missouri Press Association in 1800, Carrollton Democrat.
W. R. Painter was a Past President of the Missouri Press Association in 1900, Carrollton Democrat
J. N. Stronebraker was a Past President of the Missouri Press Association in 1919, Carrollton Republician

Bogard--
The Bogard Indendent (July 15, 1884-until it moved to Hardin, Missouri)
The Bogard Chronicle (1893 for 16 weeks, last edition Dec. 8, 1893)
The Bogard Dispatch (est. Oct. 1899)

Bosworth--
The Bosworth Clipper (July 19, 1888-until a few months later)
The Bosworth Advertiser (1890- destroyed by fire the same year)
The Bosworth Sentinel (Misc. issues: 1891-1893; 1896, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1929, 1932, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1950)
The Bosworth Star (1900-July 29, 1904)

Carrollton--
Carroll Farmers Harold (Nov. 8, 1889-Feb 1899)
Caroll Record (1878-1888)
Carrollton Democrat (Nov. 12, 1875-Sep. 21, 1877)
Carrollton Journal previously known as the Cottage Visitor(1856-1889_
Daily Democrat (1883-1889, 1893-1995)
Democrat (Weekly) (1864, 1875-1876, 1877-1889, 1893-1970)
Democrat (Semi-weekly) (1995-current)
Journal (1876, 1877-1879, 1881-1882)
Republican Record (1904-1981)
The Missouri Protest (1886-1888) 
Wakenda Record (1872-1878)

Dewitt--
Carroll Farmers's Hearld (1901-1934)
Dewit Optic (June 30, 1883-Feb. 16, 1886)
Missouri Valley Yomen-- Feb 4, 1870 suspended a short time later
The Utica Herald (Nov. 20, 1886-1888)

Hale--
The Clione Herald (began it's publication in Clione then removed to Hale Nov. 1883)
Hustler (1901-1903)
Hustler-Leader (1905-1923)
Leader (1903-1905, 1923-1990)
Tribune (1991-current)

Norborne--
Centiniel Democrat (Misc, issues: 1911, 1912, 1918)
Democrat The Leader (1923-1939)
Democrat Leader (1939-current)
Independent (Misc. issues: 1876, 1881)
Jeffersonian (Misc. issues: 1898, 1899, 1900)
Leader (Misc. issues: 1890, 1905, 1906-1923) Leader-Jeffersonian (Misc. issues: 1903-1904)

Tina--
The Tina Herald est. 1884

Wakenda--Alert (Misc, issues: 1888)

The Triple Link--was issued by Mr. Tuley, Mr. Jewell and Mr. Jewell's son issued a semi-monthly edition from the Carrollton Democrat a paper devoted to the news and interests of the Odd Fellows of the state of Missouri.  When Mr. Jewell removed himself to Springfield, Missouri he continued this papers editions from there.

 MURDERED BY A PRISONER.
A Constable in Carroll County Shot Dead by a Horse Thief
Special to the Kansas City Times.
Carrollton, Mo., Sept. 4.—The most coldblooded murder that was ever known in Carroll county occurred today sixteen miles northwest ot nere. Hurley Goin shot and killed Constable William Hall of Hill township. Goin stole a horse from a farmer in northwest Carroll a few days ago and was arrested in Chillicothe by the sheriff of Livingston county. He was brought to this county and turned over to Constable Hall.
Today while Hall was preparing the papers committing Goin to the county jail he laid his revolver on a desk. Goin grabbed it and shot Hall in the neck, killing him instantly. Goin then attempted to shoot Hall's father, but was prevented by Justice Runyan, who grabbed the revolver out of Goin's hand. Goin then ran and was shot at four times by Runyan. One shot took effect in his hand. Goin escaped to the timber

A posse was quickly organized and at 1 o'clock he was captured. With difficulty he was taken from the infuriated people and brought to jail at this place. It may be that a lynching will yet take place.
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 1894  Paper: Kansas City Times (Kansas City, MO)  Page: 1

Has Many "Lost Cities." A Dozen Carroll County, Missouri, Towns Have Passed into Oblivion
Carroll County advances the claim to having more "lost cities" than any other Missouri county. More than a dozen towns have been platted in that county, have enjoyed a boom for a little while and then have passed into oblivion.
Perhaps the oldest of these abandoned towns was Bloomfield. which was started In 1818 by a handful of settlers. It was in the forks of Wakenda Creek, but as all the residents of tbe place became afflicted with chills and fever they decided to move elsewhere and Bloomfield died.
Another that promised well for a time was San Francisco, evidently intended as a rival of tbe Coast town that came into prominence about the same time.
The Missouri San Francisco was platted in 1858 by John C. Darcy. Its residents mostly passed on farther West, lured by the gold fever, and the town disappeared.
One of the unique "dead towns" was Ballville, which was platted with only six blocks. The plat for it was filed by J. Bailey Elder in 1865. Even the six blocks of Ballville are gone now.Alderson, another of Carroll County's early day towns, was located very near the river bank and was washed away before any permanent improvements could be made.
Among the towns that have had a brief existence were Miles Point, established In 1855; Carroll City, intended for a steamboat landing place; Bridge Creek, Cilone, Reedsburg, Battsville and Elderport. Little Compton is the sole survivor of the early day town platting craze. Started in 1869 it has hung on and still exists in a small way.
Date: Saturday, February 22, 1919  Paper: Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO)  Volume: 39  Issue: 158  Page: 8 

"Some folks," remarks the Tina Herald, "sing 'Bringing in the Sheaves at the top of their voices, who have not brought in a single straw for six months.'
Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.), October 07, 1904, Image 3

Dr. T. J. Brown of Bosworth predicts a killing frost on the night of October 16. His forecast is based on a sign he has been watching for over 50 years, and he says he has never known it to fail.
Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.), October 07, 1904, Image 3

James Thompson, a telephone operator of Bosworth, was slugged by a negro one night last week while accompanying a young lady to her home in that city. One George Lankford has been arrested and is held for the offense.
Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.), October 07, 1904, Image 3

Calvin Tomlin of Carrollton had on exhibition in that city last week a couple of venomous centipedes which ha had just imported from the Indian Territory. The larger of the two is eight inches in length and very vicious in appearance.
Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.), October 07, 1904, Image 3

B. O. Austin, a traveling salesman residing at Carrollton, is having a series of misfortunes. He is just recovering from the effects of a fall received a week or 10 days ago. Last week some adroit pick-pocket relieved him of his pocket-book containing $32. Local talent is suspected of the theft.
Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.), October 07, 1904, Image 3

The farmers in the vicinity of Norborne are much exercised over the glanders appearing among the horses in that community. A special term of the county court was convened the latter part of last week, and several head of equines were condemned and killed by order of the court.
Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.), October 07, 1904, Image 3

Alex Trotter of Carroll county, a Republican for 30 years, met Joseph W. Folk the other day and this is what he said to him : I'm a Republican. I don't want any misunderstanding about that. I am going to vote for Roosevelt, but if I had 40 votes I'd give them ail to you for governor.
Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.), October 07, 1904, Image 3

One George Grapes was tried and convicted of stealing 24 sacks of wheat from W. L. French in the circuit court at Carrollton last week and sentenced to the penitentiary for two years. The court supplimented the verdict of the jury by ordering the defendant not to return to the county at the expiration of his term.
Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.), October 07, 1904, Image 3

William Smart, living near Bosworth, had a very narrow escape from a premature grave last week. He had been suffering from the efiects of poison oak for sometime and in seeking relief he applied a mixture of sugar of lead and lard, which aggravated the poison oak, and it required the skill of several physicians to save his life.
Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.), October 07, 1904, Image 3

 

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