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The Town of Monett - Barry Co., MO
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1914 photo submitted by Joyce Fowler
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Back of Above Card

Reads:
Mr. C. E. Baker, Buford, Ark.
April 7 -16
Dear father - It is sleeting and snowing here today we are afraid for Mama to start down there, so don't look for her until the weather fairs up. hope you are well.
With much love from Lelia.

This is a postcard from Ted's grandmother to C. E. Baker in Arkansas.
Submitted by Ted Roller
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Plymouth Depot 1886

Submitted by: Jack Fly

1886 Plymouth Depot
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The Historical Frisco Passenger Yards, Monett, MO

Submitted by: Donna Cooper
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Broadway Street - Monett, MO
Submitted by: Bob Banks
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1908 Flood - Monett

Submitted by: Bob Banks
Monett's Historical Information - Some people think the IOOF cemetery is in Barry County but it is not. It is in Lawrence County. The county line splits Monett at Cleveland Street which runs east and west. South of Cleveland Street is Barry Co. and North of Cleveland is Lawrence County. The cemetery is located North of Cleveland Street in Monett on Hwy 37, beside the KRMO radio station.

The community of Forest Park was in Lawrence County until it was annexed to the City of Monett in 1934. Although it has grown since then, this is essentially the part of City of Monett that is now in Lawrence County and so until 1934 no part of the City of Monett was in Lawrence County. Anyone living in the City of Monett would have been on the Barry County Census for all the census years up through 1930.

The Forest Park public schools were annexed to the Monett School District in 1906. So someone attending Forest Park public schools during 1906-1934 would have been in the Monett School District, but not in the City of Monett. School districts do not always follow city and county boundaries.

Oakdale, Cox and IOOF are all in Lawrence County - but the residents are almost all Barry County folks. IOOF is a large cemetery, nicely kept and there are over 5,400 residents buried here, most of which once lived and died in Barry County, MO. During the days that the railroad was Monett's main source of income it was a thriving place, diversified with many genetic backgrounds. Residents, many who worked for the railroad, not only came from nearly every state in the union, but were also born in these foreign countries: Italy, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, England, Wales, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Hungry, Poland, South America, Mexico and Canada.
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Post Card, Frisco Depot, Monett, MO - Submitted by: Donna Cooper
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This is a photo of my husbandís great-grandfather, Fredrick J. Gibbons, the owner of a hardware store in Monett. I donít know the date of the photo, but he died when he was accidentally shot inside the store on 15 October 1903. Frederick moved to Monett sometime between 1894 and 1900 and according to the 1900 U.S. census he was a blacksmith. That would date the photo sometime between 1900 and 1903. Cecelia Baty
Monett's Historical Information In & Around Monett Most of the items below were submitted by: Bob Banks
Monett Businesses, Boy Scouts & Monett Picture Books

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1923 - Jeffries Station

Submitted by: Bob Banks
Monett - In the Early Days - Patterson Mill

Submitted by: Bob Banks

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In & Around Monett - Family Documents Submitted by Researchers
Useful information for Monett can be found in the Barry Co., MO Cemeteries.
In & Around Monett - Family Photos & Documents
We welcome your photo submissions.

School Book

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Post Card above is of the Monett High School.

Monett School - Post Card

Central School - Post Card
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Back of Card


Post Card submitted by: Ted Roller

This card was sent by Ted's grandmother, Lelia Baker to Mrs. C. E. Baker.
It reads: Mrs. C. E. Baker, Verona, MO
Dearest Mother, I hope you are feeling better. I have 2 or 3 packages for you to work on. and Mrs. Hathaway wants a lb. butter if you have it to spare. I would like to have my other hat when you come in. Mrs. H. is sick now. I am all right. Yours as ever, Lelia
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Back of Card


1909 Post Card submitted by: Ted Roller

Mrs. C. E. Baker, Verona, R. 2, Missouri, Sept. 15 - 09
Dearest Mother, We had a nice rain yesterday. It is cool now and we all feel better. Granny has been sick had to have doctor, but is feeling better now. Mrs. Mason wants some eggs next time anyone come in. I suppose you already know that Becky Haughawat husband Ted Anderson accidently killed himself wrote to Uncle James Mon. I hope you are all well. Love to all. I am as ever, Yours Lelia - On the side this is written: Am getting along pretty well at school like Duch fine but not Caesar. May W. has to take it over too. (goodie)
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Jeffries Store

Submitted by: Bob Banks
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