SOCIETY REORGANIZES UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP
On June 27, 2023, at a public meeting attended by about a dozen people, the Daviess County Historical Society officially reorganized. Trudi Burton was elected president along with a new slate of officers and directors for the not-for-profit organization. The group intends to meet monthly to discuss future activities of the society. For the past several years the historical group has been responsible for managing the Daviess County Squirrel Cage Jail as a tourism information center. If you have an interest in history and would like to learn more or join this group, call Trudi Burton at 660.663.7342.
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Here’s a brief explanation of what posts you’ll see in each category:
- Amish of Jamesport — data & images about the largest Amish community in Missouri
- Cemetery Lists (through 1997) — a compilation of data from multiple sources
- Crime Stories — unusual stories or crimes of significance regardless of date
- Gone But Not Forgotten — primarily places, buildings, events, and other things
- Jesse James & Outlaws — notorious outlaws with Daviess County connections
- Maps & Ghost Towns — historical maps of various dates from many sources
- Military & Wars — selected Daviess County veterans and wars’ local impact
- Modern Milestones — posts and images since the last history book printed in 1985
- Northwest Trails — noteworthy topics nearby but outside of Daviess County
- People You Should Know — personalities prominent in Daviess County history
- Pioneers & Mormons — early settlers, especially the Mormon impact in the county
- The Great Depression — local perspectives during the county’s hardest era
- The 1889 Squirrel Cage Jail — who, what, when and why the relic still stands
This site features historical articles first published by The Gallatin North Missourian and The Gallatin Democrat as well as information from atlases, history books, and other publications that define Daviess County, Missouri, and the people living here.
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