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Cole’s Concordance, 1847

Cole’s Concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the New and Old Testaments by Rev. George Coles, 1847, was recently donated by Deborah Schmidt. The small book was found among the…
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Candy Cane Hunt and Homes Tour

In December we had over 100 visitors searching for and finding hidden candy canes. Then we participated in the county-wide Homes Tour. Nearly 90 guests toured the museum to see…
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Namrash Cemetery Clean Up

In October more than 20 volunteers helped clean up the Namrash Cemetery near the Dalton Access on the Missouri River. A path to the cemetery was created, brush was cleared,…
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Pecan Industry–October 2022 program

The Chariton County Historical Society will hold its next quarterly program on Sunday, October 16 at 2:00pm at the museum (115 East Second Street, Salisbury).  Sandy Naylor and friends will…
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Brigadier-General Casper Bell Rucker

Brigadier-General Casper Bell Rucker Sept. 9, 1886-March 30, 1948 (Regular Army) Chariton County Courier – Friday July 16, 1943 Casper Bell Rucker was born in Brunswick in Chariton County, the…
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General Joseph Phelps

Joseph Phelps, Army General Aug. 27, 1898-July 17, 1981 Joseph Vincil was born in Salisbury, Missouri on August 27, 1898, the son of Toddie V. and Nannie Adams Phelps. Before…
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Rear Admiral Paul A. Holmberg

Rear Admiral Paul A. Holmberg April 18, 1915 – July 27, 1986 Paul Algodte Holmberg was born in Stanberry, Missouri April 18, 1915 to John Peter and Hilma Augusta Johnson…
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Lt. Colonel Edward Ponder

Lt. Colonel Edward Leroy Ponder, USAF February 24, 1935 – May 19, 2021 Lt. Colonel Edward Leroy Ponder was born in Rockford, Missouri. He started his military career in 1958.…
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General Maxwell Taylor

Maxwell Davenport Taylor United States Army Officer Maxwell Taylor, 1944. Image: National Archives, Washington, D.C. By The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica Last Updated: Apr 15, 2022 This article was most…
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