butler county missouri bc-history

[Books For Sale ] - [First Court House ] - [History] - [Justice of the Piece] - [Landmarks] - [Lawmen] - [Loggers] -
[Old Letters] [Old Buildings ] - [Meat Markets] - [Neighbors] - [Old Photographs]
[Schools] - [Swamps] - [Tornado 1927] - [Trains]

- 1908 Phelps county newspaper - TRAIN DITCHED - Poplar Bluff -
Claud Leach, an Iron Mountain fireman, was seriously injured in the yards here.
His engine left the track and was thrown to the ground. Four ribs were broken and his hand was badly scalded.
Submitted by: sherll@rollanet.org


Old Photos and Postcards The Swamps became Farm Land Schools and Photographs - Old Letters

Books for Sale

  1. BOOK FOR SALE- A Fond Look Back, into History of Butler County
    Written by Robert Manns.
    A member of Butler County Histoicial Society
    Purchase the complete book
    Robert Manns
    219 County Rd 560
    Poplar Bluff MO. 63901
    Cost $16.00
  2. BOOK FOR SALE- Complete History of Butler County Missouri
    Written by: Robert H. Forister
    To Order:
    Robert H. Forister,
    Box 25
    Bloomfield, MO. 63825


  • A Neighbor Dunklin County FOUR MILE SCHOOL PHOTO 1914
  • A link to more on Four Mile and Chalk Bluffs -
    near Butler co. in Clay Co. ARK.The Battle of Chalk Bluffs
  • History for all states

  • The River is the St. Francis. The Missouri county opposite would be Dunklin.
    If you have a map, it is where Highway 62 crosses the St. Francis.
    There is a nice little park with signs telling about the Civil War

    CHALK BLUFF IN THE CIVIL WAR -- Battle of May 1-2, 1863

    In April 1863 a Confederate army of 5000 men commanded by General
    John S. Marmaduke advanced into Missouri. Forced to retreat before
    superior Union forces, the Confederates on May 1-2 fought a successful
    delaying action here while their army crossed the swollen St. Francis River
    on a makeshift floating bridge.

    According to the Official Records the Confederates crossed the river
    on a "crazy, trembling bridge, constructed of a series of rafts secured
    with strong ropes, " and on May 2, fired a farewell shot at the stymied
    Union forces from the heights on the opposite (Arkansas) side of the river.

    © 1999,2000,2001
    This page created
    and placed here by
    Mary A. Hudson
    March 1999

    This Page sponsored by Rootsweb
    Return to:
    Butler County Web Site

    Since Feb 1999
    You are our [an error occurred while processing this directive] visitor -- thanks for stopping by!