butler county mo history

Hargrove Bridge, Built in 1917
Placed in the "National Register of Historic Places" in 1985
The only "swing-draw" or pivot bridge remaining in Missouri.

The pivoting center span once allowed the passage of steamboats,
but the mechanics of the bridge are no longer functional.
Due to flood debris, this bridge was closed in 1993.
A government grant sponsored funding for Butler County
 to hire J.W.Githens Co. to renovate the bridge.
The bridge was re-opened in 1999.
(Original Photo by: John R. Stanard )

Books AND History of Poplar Bluff and Butler County
including other smaller towns

A Growing Town - "Poplar Bluff"
History of Butler County
Looking Back - Robert Manns
Charlie Thomas - Storekeeper
Wilsons History/Directory
1870 -1930 Mary Collins
1949 - 100 years M. Collins
Alma Jane
Reynolds House in Qulin
Untimely Death - Thomas Wooton
826 Poplar Street

Lawmen in Butler County MO
Justice of the Peace
Sheriff's Dept History

Old Letters

1893 - 26 Names with Photo
1891 - 9 Names with Photo
Workers with Oxen Photo

Old Photos

Old Soldiers Page
James Wooten / Photo
Benjamin Hodge / Photo
Burns Family / Photo
John Foust / Photo
John Martin Burket / Photo
Francis Marion Kearbey II..Pvt. E Co
Kearbey Family / Photo
Kearbey Family / by: S. Carson

Sparkman Family
Sparkman Cemetery - Photos
Sparkman Family / Photo

1895 Poplar Bluff School
Forest Grove 1900 / Photo
Qulin - Area School

Swamps to Cotton - Jeff Joiner Photo
Industrial Development Authority
Little River Drainage - Link

Frisco Depot by Mary Collins

Train Ditched - Newspaper ArticleTrains of the past / Photos

Deems History of Tornado
Newspaper Account of Tornado
1927 Tornado - Several Accounts
1927 Tornado Death List

4 mile school / photo
Chalk Bluffs Clay County Arkansas

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