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Just south of Fort Smith hundreds of slaves escaped by crossing the frozen Missouri River during the winter of 1862-1863. Once in eastern Kansas, the slaves would move on to Iowa, Chicago, and other points north.
Slavery in Missouri generally fol…
The National Significance of the Pony Express
The Pony Express ran from April 3, 1860, until the transcontinental telegraph was completed in October, 1861. The Pony Express proved that the Central Route to California could be traveled all year. P…
The Men of the Corps of Discovery
During the winter of 1803, Lewis and Clark set up camp opposite the mouth of the Missouri River. Here they drilled and trained their men to prepare them for the task ahead. All of the men had been selected for th…
Fort Smith was erected in September 1861 as a Union fortification. St. Joseph was of great importance to preservation of the United States and the security of the goldfields of California for the war effort.
A military presence in St. Joseph beca…
In 1860, the United States stood on the brink of Civil War. Following the election of Abraham Lincoln as America's 16th President, states began seceding from the United States to form a new nation, the Confederate States of America.
In April 1861…
[Mural depicting St. Joe's history]
August 24, 2014
Sam Welty, Artist
Lost at sea, in thesinking of the "S.S. Lusitania"off the Old Head ofKinsale, Ireland,on May 7th 1915
Born in Phil. Pa. Dec. 6, 1808,Died in St. Joseph Mo.Apr. 28, 1898Aged 89 years.United with the M. E. Churchin 1834.A member of the I.O.O.F.from 1850 till death.
In June 1827, became a professional undertaker and funeral director, being the fir…
Situated on "Council Hill". In 1882 Bob and Charlie Ford were tried here and sentenced to hang for the shooting of Jesse James.———————Saint Joseph Landmark
Designed by Eckel and Mann.The bank's owners were members of the German Krug family who were noted for their philanthropy.———————This property has beenplaced on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the…