Early days in Warren County, MO are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 78 page booklet, comprised of excerpts from the rare 1885 book: History of St. Charles, Montgomery and Warren Counties, and Missouri, a Guide to the "Show Me" State, a 1930s WPA project. The spiral bound booklet is 8 1/2 x 11" and is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Past and present communities in the county include: Dutzow, Foristell (part), Innsbrook, Lake Sherwood, Marthasville, Treloar, Truesdale, Warrenton (County Seat), and Wright City. Some may not be mentioned in the booklet. Many exciting events headline the history of this rural county in east central Missouri. A partial list of subjects include: The Organization of the county; French Settlers; Arrival of Daniel Boone; Kennedy's Fort; the Massacre of the Ramsey Family; Death of Capt. Callaway; The Boone's Lick Road; Geological and Physical Features; First Session of the County and Circuit Courts; Temporary Seat of Justice; Tilman Cullom; the First Sheriff; a Cowhide Fight; Pioneer Life; Reminiscences about Daniel Boone; Boone's original burial site; The Warren County Bar in the Past; Judge Ezra Hunt, Judge Carty Wells, Col. Frederick Morsey, Leonidas J. Dryden, Charles E. Peers, and William Morsey; War History; Burning of Red Hill Bridge; the Wright City Raid; Firing into a Railroad Train; Skirmish at Dr. Briscoe's; Co. K, 32nd Missouri Infantry, with names of Warren residents on the roster; Co. F., Third Missouri Cavalry, with names of Warren County members; Other Warren County soldiers in the Civil War, including "colored recruits" and Confederate soldiers; Several Murder Cases on Record; Political History; Churches in the County, with names of some early members; the Cyclone of 1883; The Press; Agricultural Association (many names); Schools; Banks; California Gold Excitement; the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway; Callaway's Post and Marthasville in Charrette Township; and many other bits of history and trivia.
Warren County, MO
Sources: History of St. Charles, Montgomery and Warren Counties Missouri / Warren County Missouri USA
Authors: Virgil A. Lewis
Original Publication Year: 1885
Original Publisher: National Historical Company
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