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Vietnam Veterans Veteran's Room is a tribute to all Chariton County veterans for their service to our country. It begins with a list of Mexican War veterans and concludes with Desert Storm.
Hoop Skirt Chair This Hoop Skirt Chair is from the Victorian era and provided space for a ladies wide hoop skirt at the side of the chair.
Linotype Linotype machine was invented in Germany by a watch maker. It increased the producitivy of printing by allowing a line at a time to be printed instead of individual letters. This machine was used by John Y. Stewart in Brunswick from 1936 to 1993.
John Deere 'D' John Deere 'D' tractor was purchased new by Marvin A. Rice in 1935 for $1200.
Henry Jacobs' Brick Bold The Miracle Brick Mold was used by Henry Gooch in Salisbury in the early 1900's. He had a brick making plant on the Wabash Railroad right-of-way just west of the overhead bridge.
General Store A General Store was found in every town and stocked dry goods, textiles, tobacco, guns and pretty much anything else a person would need. A Post Office was also a part of a general store.
Dodge Fire Truck Dodge fire truck used in Salisbury from 1934 - 1956. It holds just a 150 gallon water tank.
Covered Wagon Covered wagon was driven by 16 year old Henry Speiser for the George Friesz family when they moved from Illinois to Chariton County in 1877.
Beauty Parlor Beauty parlor that includes items from the 1940's.
Barber Shop Replica of the early to mid 1900's including shaving mugs, mustache cups, straight blade razors
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Created on 23 May 2016

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Veterans of Chariton County!

We have a great new section about past veterans of Chariton County.

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Created on 10 June 2014

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Thank You!

We want to personally thank all our viewers and visitors for all the information and feedback they have provided!  We appreciate your efforts to help us keep charitoncountymuseum.org accurate and up-to-date.

If you know of a mistake we have made; found a typo, or know of some information that may be useful to our purpose please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Created on 15 May 2014

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McHargue Cemetery Re-dedication ceremony

Submitted by Sharon Wilkey, CCHS Volunteer

The McHargue Cemetery located northeast of Salisbury was recently restored and rededicated in May of 2014.

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Created on 29 August 2012

cross-gravestoneNew updates and added cemeteries as of 05/23/2014!

There were approximately 203 cemeteries at one time in Chariton County many of which were family plots and now abandoned. We are focusing on photographing the unmaintained cemeteries at the present time. The photographs will be available to researchers through the Chariton County Historical Society and Museum. We are providing an index of the photographed stones in cemeteries that are either no longer active or have been abandoned and a listing of the maintained cemeteries that have been photographed. Photographs we have taken are being placed on findagrave.com

Read more: Cemeteries of Chariton County

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Created on 06 August 2012

museum-collage-1The Chariton County Museum was optimized in 1956.  The first museum was in the Lincoln School, which is now the Peace Lutheran Church of downtown Salisbury.  The museum’s present location was opened in the 1970’s.  The museum is operated by a number of volunteers who help to serve educational and cultural needs, and to preserve the history of Chariton County.

The museum is made up of a number of interesting and impressive rooms that pay tribute to the noble history of Chariton County.  Among them is the Military Room which honors Veterans from the Mexican War through Desert Storm with uniforms, flags, photographs, and other memorabilia. 

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Donations Welcome!

We are a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.  The operation of the museum, and continued collection and preservation of the historic artifacts relies upon membership dues, financial gifts, fund-raisers, bookstore sales, and grants.  All donations are tax deductible, and are greatly appreciated.  Click below to donate.

Donations may be sent to Chariton County Historical Society at 115 E Second St., Salisbury, MO 65281. We appreciate your support of the Chariton County Historical Society & Museum.