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Is one of the six that compose the “Platte Purchase” the northwestern corner of the State. The first permanent settlements were made here in 1836. The general character of the surface is undulating or “rolling”, with about an equal division of prairie and timber; every portion well watered. The Missouri bottom varies width from three to ten miles, and is exceedingly fertile being an alluvial formation, and the soil in some places is twenty-three feet deep. The prairies are also exceedingly fertile. There has been produced, several years succession, of corn, 125 bushels to the acre; hemp, *** pounds; oats, 40 bushels, etc. In the season of **** there were 1900 bales of hemp shipped from Fo*** City. Hemp is the most profitable, as well as the m*** certain crops, and the farmers seem inclined to devote their farms to the culture of hemp and tobacco, and the raising of stock, all of which will be immensely profitable. The inhabitants are generally intelligent, industrious, and contented. Industrious, skilful farmers, coopers, wagon-makers, carpenters, and merchants are needed. Saddlers will find here on of the best openings in the State. Teachers who are well qualified and wish to enter the field in earnest, will here find an ample scope for labor, and abundance of capital, and willing heats and hands to aid them.
The Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs. Transcribed by Donna Walton

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February 2018-
Family Records- Information on Roger McCoy, submitted by Carl Ingwalson

October 2017
News-Crimes: Grooms and Paterson escape jail; Tom Myers; Galaspie robbed
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Marriages: 1846-1852 transcribed by Genealogy Trails Transcription Team member Vicki Bryan




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