History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests

History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests

by Robert Syndey Douglas


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History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests by Robert Syndey Douglas


By Robert Sidney Douglass

Excerpt from Preface

This territory of Southeast Missouri was first visited by De Soto about the year 1540. The next white men who saw it were the adventurous voyagers from Canada who reached the Mississippi from the north and passed down toward its mouth. Marquette and Joliet and La Salle all visited this section, or at least saw it as their canoes floated down the great stream. No attention however was paid to the district until Renault, the agent of the Company of the West came with his miners and four hundred slaves to Port Chartres with instructions to explore the country for the precious metals. This was about 1720. In his search for gold and silver he penetrated to what is now the county of Ste. Genevieve, finding no traces of gold or silver, but finding abundant deposits of lead ore. . .

Abridged Contents


Chapter I: Archaeology

Chapter II: Adventures of De Soto

Chapter III: French Explorers

Chapter IV: Indian History


Chapter V: Ste. Genevieve District

Chapter VI: Cape Girardeau District

Chapter VII: District of New Madrid

Chapter VIII: Government Under France and Spain

Chapter IX: Social Life

Chapter X: Transfer to the United States


Chapter XI: American Territorial Government

Chapter XII: Period from 1804 to 1821

Chapter XIII: Protestant Immigration

Chapter XIV: New Madrid Earthquake

Chapter XV: Statehood Attained


Chapter XVI: General Development

Chapter XVII: Ste. Genevieve and St. Marys

Chapter XVIII: Cape Girardeau County Towns

Chapter XIX: New Madrid and Madison Counties

Chapter XX: Washington and Pebry Counties

Chapter XXI: Wayne and Jefferson Counties

Chapter XXII: St. Francois, Bollinger and Pemiscot Counties

Chapter XXIII: Dunklin and Mississippi

Chapter XXIV: Towns Of Six Counties

Chapter XXV: Political, Civil and Military

Chapter XXVI: Creation of New Counties


Chapter XXVII: General Movements

Chapter XXVIII: Regimental Histories


Chapter XXIX: Movements Since the Civil War

Chapter XXX: Towns Founded Since Civil War


Chapter XXXI: Early Schools

Chapter XXXII: Public Schools

Chapter XXXIII: Institutions of Higher Learning


Chapter XXXIV: Social Life and Industries

Chapter XXXV: Religious History - Continued

Chapter XXXVI: Railroads

Chapter XXXVII: General Status

Chapter XXXVIII: The Newspapers

Chapter XXXIX: Some Biographies


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628451474
Publisher: Windham Press
Publication date: 07/23/2013
Pages: 768
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.53(d)

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