Local Interest Historical Documentation

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History of Caruthersville Schools

This is the contents of exhaustive research done by Barbara Lane Meales for the anniversary of Caruthersville School District #18 in 2013

Hayti Negro School: Our Story By Iona Griggs Hollins (Copies of this book may be purchased from Ms. Hollins. The cost of the book is $35.00 + shipping cost of $5.00.  A check or money order can be sent to her home address:  Iona Hollins, 1400 N. Elizabeth Ave., Calverton Park, Missouri, 63135-1238.)

This book features the complete story of the Hayti Negro School, which drew students from Pemiscot, New Madrid, and Dunklin counties. It features pictures from every class that graduated, as well as information that is not easily found in other sources.

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A History of South Pemiscot Schools

“Steele, Holland and South Pemiscot – over 100 Years of Memories” by Steve Harris, Holly Winterrowd, and Bess Ann Utley-Pease

 

Pemiscot County History and Pioneers from the Pemiscot Press

This is a compendium of turn-of-the-century information about Pemiscot County and the “movers and shakers” of that time. Later in the attachment, there is a story about various town names in Pemiscot County by Charlotte Winstead; also a few pages of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from early in the 20th century.

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1909 Southeast Missouri Drummers Association 

Past remembrances and history of the Missouri Drummers’ Association which was a commercial organization of traveling salesmen (known as “drummers”). The object of the group at that time was primarily social, “to bring together and more closely unite the traveling men, our friends and customers.” The underlying motive was to strengthen the commercial relationships between the representatives of the large city wholesale houses and the local merchants and customers of smaller cities of the region by conducting annual meetings at various locations in the state.

 

1915 Southeast Missouri Drummers Association Advertising Book

This treasure shows what Caruthersville and other cities in the area were like at this time in history. It includes photos of several businesses and homes, some still in the city.

 

1957 Caruthersville Centennial Book

This book contains original information and pictures from the 1957 Centennial Celebration in Caruthersville

 

1976 Democrat-Argus “Bridge Edition”

The actual newspaper edition that was released on the day the Mississippi River bridge at Caruthersville was opened, December 1, 1976 at 10:00 a.m.

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Pemiscot County History and Pioneers from the Pemiscot Press

This is a compendium of turn-of-the-century information about Pemiscot County and the “movers and shakers” of that time. Later in the attachment, there is a story about various town names in Pemiscot County by Charlotte Winstead; also a few pages of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from early in the 20th century.

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