Landreth Coal Mine

In the fall of 1870, Rush Floyd Landreth, wife Arenia and their two children, Elsie and Joseph arrived by train from Carroll County, Virginia. In 1882 they bought 80 acres of land located just west of Marceline, from the Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad Company.

In 1886, preliminary surveys for the Chicago, Santa Fe and … > More >

Chariton County Boosters

  • BILL & BILL’S SERVICE STATION – Keytesville, Missouri
  • LOUNSBURY’S – Keytesville, Missouri
  • PRATHER REXALL STORE – Keytesville, Missouri
  • Compliments of DR. J.D. DORRELL – Keytesville, Missouri
  • H.D. GARNETT FUNERAL HOME – Keytesville, Missouri
  • ARENSMEIER MOTOR CO. – Keytesville, Missouri
  • KEYTESVILLE CIGAR & TOBACCO STORE – Keytesville, Missouri
  • WALTHER HARDWARE – Keytesville, Missouri
  • PETERS I.G.A. –
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Reid Family

Thomas Venable Reid was born April 13, 1862 in Rothville where his parents settled after migrating from Virginia in a covered wagon, in 1860. Tom was a farmer and a carpenter in his early years. After his marriage to Della Vaden Simpson they settled in Marceline where he helped on the construction of the first … > More >

My Grandpa or, The Pioneer’s Call

Whenever I think of my grandparents
I wonder, “Just how did it feel
To leave comforts and loved ones and cherished spots
And ride to the end of steel?”
And what did they find when they arrived?
Only a sprawling space
And tents the only abode for awhile
In this wild and lonely place.
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My Memories of Marceline

As told to John Keller by Thomas Moss

I, Thomas Moss, was born in Chariton County, Missouri, June 8, 1880, the son of Leonard and Manda Moss on their farm near Mike. My age now is 83 years, and I have lived in Linn and Chariton Counties all my life. I attest the following to … > More >