The town was Edna, Missouri.
This was the first name given to the town now called Scott City. The name of Edna was given to honor the
granddaughter of a pioneer citizen.
However, the name of Edna soon gave way to Fornfelt because of a mail
All the mail kept going
to Edina, Missouri. Then Fornfelt
became the name of the town to honor a resident family of that time. Fornfelt in recent times has become Scott
It is interesting to note that the first school was held in the
city hall. The first eight grades were
taught. Miss Lois Williams was the very
first teacher. This first teacher is
known now as Mrs. Grover Smith. She is
now in her nineties.
A nice new brick school house was built later. The new school was built upon a hill about
four blocks from the new Scott City Bank.
Eight grades were taught in this school for many years.
In the early days of Scott City the first high school was
located north of the Cottonbelt Roundhouse and the railroad yards. This high school was used until recently
when a new high school was built west of Scott City.
If you remember some of the western movies on television of the
early days, you would get a rather good picture of how it was in the
towns. Many tough characters came and
the law men were busy maintaining the laws.
As I recall the first church in Scott City was built on a
hill. It was a little white frame
building. The location of this church
was north of the Broadway Methodist Church, which was built to replace the old
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