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Possibly same as Buckeye Cemetery, Rocky Creek Cemetery & Reed Cemetery


Deslet - A post-office in Bowdan Township since 1899.

Because of the remoteness, the name Desolate was selected,

but through some error the name was spelled Deslet. (--Place Names.)

It was in the eastern part of the county, 15 miles northeast of Shawnee.

(--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 517.)


 It was located at Section 13, Township 29 N, Range 1 W,

on an unmarked road running north from Banker Cave.

Banker - A small settlement near Deslet and the Reynolds County line. (--Place Names.)


There is a Banker Cave, in Section 24, Township 29 N, Range 2 W,

south of Deslet and near the Reynolds County line. It is on Highway HH.

'Deslet was about a mile in from the Shannon and Reynolds county line on 106.
 The last postmaster there was Albert Phillips. The old post office was on his farm.
Adjoining his farm is the Rumberg Cemetery on Hwy 106.'


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Rev. Feb. 22, 2008.



Bland, Roy    Aug. 19, 1931 - Sep. 19, 1931.    Son of Virgil Bland & Clara Bunch. Born & died Bowlan Twp Shannon Co MO. Burial Sep. 20, 1931. Informant Eli Bland, Star Route, Ellington MO.


Sanders, Louis    Jul. 10, 1909 - Jun. 12, 1910.     Son of Louis Sanders & Sarah Legg. Cause of death 'scalded with hot water.' MO Death Cert.#18872. Informant Frank Legg, Winona. Burial at Buckeye Jun. 13, 1910. (It is a guess that this is the cemetery where Louis is buried.)


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