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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2797_the-civil-war-in-centralia_Centralia-MO.html
A violent encounter between Southern partisan cavalry and Union forces occurred in and near Centralia on September 27, 1864. /The Southern forces were irregular Confederate partisan rangers under the overall command of William "Bloody Bill" A…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22XJ_moberly_Moberly-MO.html
(side 1) Moberly, the "Magic City," grew from the town platted by the North Missouri R.R. (Wabash) in 1866 to a transportation center with a 6,070 population by 1880. The North Mo. acquired the site when it took over the Chariton and Ra…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22RM_henry-f-frizzell-memorial-a-war-memorial_Fredericktown-MO.html
The President of the United States in the name of the Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Henry F. Frizzell. Rank: Private, Company B, 6th MO. Infantry. Place and date: Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Entered service: Fort D…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2213_a-tribute-to-the-volunteers_Joplin-MO.html
At 5:41 P.M. on May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado ripped through Cunningham Park and the greater Joplin area, leaving a path of death and destruction one mile wide by six miles long in its wake. Over 160 people perished in the storm. What immediatel…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM220T_survivor-quotes_Joplin-MO.html
"It started just like any other, normal day. We heard the tornado sirens, but we didn't pay much attention to them since they always go off in bad weather. We have lived here since 1968 and had experienced the drills repeatedly. This one was…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM220S_the-butterfly-people_Joplin-MO.html
As the tornado lifted, the stories began... stories of butterflies, butterfly people or angels that protected children from the storm. The stories were many and miraculous but very believable when set against the backdrop of the physical devastati…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM220O_battle-of-leasburg_Leasburg-MO.html
Fought Sept. 29 and 30, 1864. The night of Sept. 27, 1000 Union troops under Gen. Ewing, forced to evacuate Ft. Davidson at Pilot Knob or be annihilated, escaped through enemy lines. Gen. Price sent Gen. Marmaduke and Gen. Shelby in pursuit. Union…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM220J_recovery-efforts-after-the-storm_Joplin-MO.html
May 22, 2011 - The people of Joplin pull each other from the rubble. Memorial Hall becomes makeshift hospital, stage becomes the morgue. AmeriCorps sends its first volunteers to help. Thousands of volunteers begin to arrive. May 23, 2011 - Govern…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM220I_st-johns-regional-medical-center_Joplin-MO.html
At the peak of the hill in the distance, is an outdoor chapel. The chapel sits on the sit of what was St. John's Regional Medical Center at the location of the old chapel. At 5:41 pm, the tornado reached its highest intensity at 26th and Maiden La…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM220G_tornado-statistics-may-22-2011-joplin-mo_Joplin-MO.html
5:34 pm: Touches down west of Joplin 5:41 pm: Reaches Cunningham Park Highest Classification: EF5 Wind Speed: Excess 200+ mph Duration: 38 Minutes Length: 13 Miles Peak Width: 3/4+ Mile Lives Lost: 161 Injured: Over 1,000 Trees Destroyed:…
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