Annals of Platte County, Missouri: From Its Exploration Down to June 1, 1897; with Genealogies of Its Noted Families, and Sketches of Its Pioneers and Distinguished People ...

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Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Company, 1897 - Platte County (Mo.) - 1182 pages
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This is a great local history piece. It chronicles the year-by-year events of the communities and the visible families. The impact of the Civil War and other historical events makes it an interesting read, particularly if you are threading through a family line there.

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Page 787 - Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.
Page 40 - ... breakfast on these viands. Before court met, I took a survey of the future site of St. Joseph. I saw but two houses ; that where I had spent the night and the store above the mouth of the creek. The Blacksnake Hills were romantic. They seemed to be composed of red crumbling earth, with here and there tufts of grass. From the sides of the hills, at intervals, broke out oozing springs of pure water which gathered into a bold stream that coursed the prairie bottom to the river. In the rear of the...
Page 40 - His house was pcarched on the hillside. It was of logs on a stone basement. I was shown to my bed on a plank frame in the basement, and was given two blankets. I spread one blanket on the boards and covered with the other. ' "It was a cold blustery night and I nearly froze. In the morning, before day, I heard Robidoux stirring in the room overhead, and I went up the rude ladder. I told him I had suffered with the cold. 'What,' said he, 'cold with two blankets?
Page 206 - Kansas, and no security for life or property, save in the sense of honor and justice cherished by every true pioneer. This may save the country from bloodshed ; but the Government is held up to ridicule and contempt, and its authority disregarded. ... Is this what the authors of the Nebraska-Kansas bill meant by squatter sovereignty?" That such sentiments should be published in Platte county, under the very eyes of the Kansas league, was more than could well be endured. At the next meeting of the...
Page 229 - ... observation through this Territory, and being now fully satisfied that the benign influences of peace reign throughout all her borders, in consonance with general custom and my own feelings, I hereby specially set apart the 20th day of November instant to be observed by all the good citizens of this Territory as a day of general thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God for the blessings vouchsafed us as a people.
Page 40 - cold with two blankets?' I explained how I had used the blankets. He replied' with contempt, 'You haven't got even Indian sense or you would have wrapped up in them.' "The old man built a roaring fire, and two prairie chickens and a half dozen ears of old corn on the cob we're boiling in the pot. I made a hearty breakfast on these viands. Before court met, I took a survey of the future site of St. Joseph. I saw but two houses; that where I had spent the night and the store above...
Page 321 - I have not, during the present rebellion, wilfully taken up arms or levied war against the United States, nor against the provisional government of the State of Missouri...
Page 205 - On the Kickapoo ferryboat, the following notice appears : ' Some illy-disposed persons have tried to injure my ferry by stating that I refused to carry persons last fall to the election. This is false. It would be difficult to find one more sound on the goose than I am.
Page 44 - From the first settlement of the county," wrote a citizen of Platte County, " hemp was the staple product. We became wealthy by its culture. No soil on earth, whether timber or prairie, is better adapted to hemp than Platte County. . . . But no machinery ever invented superseded the hand-break in cleaning it. ... Negroes were, therefore, in demand, and stout men sold readily for $1,200 to...
Page 241 - in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress," the battle of Bunker Hill was fought, and Washington was called to the command of the American troops.

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