New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend Mary Sue Anton

ISBN: 9780982248904

Published: December 31st 2009

Hardcover

328 pages


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New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend  by  Mary Sue Anton

New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend by Mary Sue Anton
December 31st 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 328 pages | ISBN: 9780982248904 | 10.62 Mb

New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend focuses on the hearts and minds of a restless population as it moved west into the Mississippi River Valley in the 1800s. The river-port town of New Madrid, Missouri, strategically locatedMoreNew Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend focuses on the hearts and minds of a restless population as it moved west into the Mississippi River Valley in the 1800s. The river-port town of New Madrid, Missouri, strategically located just below the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, and destined to be the capital of New Spain, was en route for thousands of early Americans.New Madrids pioneers reveal their past and their stories through letters, newspapers, official records, and other sources.

The author takes the reader through the towns history, recounting tales of legendary people whose lives crossed with those of area residents. Lively illustrations, photographs, and maps enhance the stories, a treasure for anyone whose ancestors experienced the westward movement, participated in the Civil War, were slave-owners, slaves, or American Indians, or for those who are curious about American live in earlier times.



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