Monthly Archives: April 2011

Liberty Arsenal Sesquicentennial – April 23, 2011

    “You know, sometimes I’m referred to as the man that started the Civil War in Missouri. Sometimes the arsenal is called the Missouri Fort Sumter. But it wasn’t just me, but also a lot of you, who could clearly … Continue reading

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The Lyon Campaign in Missouri

Eugene Fitch Ware was born on May 29, 1841 in Hartford, Connecticut. His parents, Hiram and Amanda, soon moved to Burlington, Iowa, and in 1861, Mr. Ware served in Company E of the First Iowa Infantry. His book, The Lyon … Continue reading

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Bates County Historical Society

We visited the Bates County Historical Society this past Friday evening (April 15, 2011) for their 50th anniversary celebration. Located in Butler, Missouri, this was about an hour and a half drive south of Kansas City – but the trip … Continue reading

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Pleasant Grove Work Day – April 10, 2011

We had a great turn-out for the Pleasant Grove cemetery work day on Sunday afternoon. Work started about 11:30, and went until around 5:00. Sandwiches, brownies, and water were provided by Camden Point Baptist, and possibly 10 – 15 people … Continue reading

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Collected Writings on Camden Point’s Educational History

“Camden Point. – A town of 300 inhabitants in Green Township, Platte County, seven miles northeast of Platte City, the county seat, on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. It was laid off in 1848 by M.M. Logue. It … Continue reading

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James Williams: Camden Point Battle

The parents of James Williams, Luke Williams and Louisa Beatty, were natives of Kentucky and came to Missouri early in the 19th century. They were married at Boonville, Mo., where James was later born on May 16, 1834. As a … Continue reading

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