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When Webster County surveyor Richard H. Pitts drew up the plans for Marshfield in 1856, the land was a wild frontier in the Missouri backwoods. Named after Daniel Webster's hometown of Marshfield, Massachusetts, the rural community was the birthplace of world-renowned astronomer Edwin P. Hubble. Today, the town is hailed as a favored stop on Route 66 and celebrates the longest-running Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi River. Over 150 years after it was established, Marshfield is still going strong and creating history that will live for years to come. T he Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.
ISBN: 9780738583037
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Missouri
Series: Images of America
Images: 198
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Seventh-generation Webster County resident Kaitlyn McConnell has always had an appreciation for the history of the area. At age 17, McConnell became the “Landmarks” columnist for the Marshfield Mail, where she highlighted a different historic county feature every week. McConnell was selected as the History Channel's Save Our History Student of the Year in 2007. She is actively involved in the Webster County Historical Society and served as president in 2008.
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