L. L. Hamilton

The L. L. Hamilton family moved to Marceline from Leffler, Missouri in 1900 in a spring wagon with a cow tied behind it. Curt Minich moved their furniture in another wagon.

There had been a drought and very little water was available as most wells were dry. They were fortunate to find a small house … > More >

Marceline Gun Club

The Marceline Rod and Gun Club, located one-fourth mile east of Highway 5 and on the north city limits of Marceline, was founded and incorporated July 1961. There is a club house and two electric traps, both of which are fully lit by floodlights to enable shooting at nights as well as days. The club … > More >

Elmwood Cemetery

In May, 1870, a group of hardy young settlers met in the Locust Ridge school house to arrange for a place of burial against the time of need. They were building a new community on the wild prairies of southeast Linn County. Elmwood Cemetery, established June 11, 1870, was the outgrowth of that meeting.

Erastus … > More >

Marceline Girl Scouts

In reply to an inquiry about the above subject, Mrs. Mary Miller offered this bit of information: Camp Fire Girls were active in this town in the 1930’s. Katherine Jane Mason worked with the girls during this time.

Girl Scouts began in the USA on March 12, 1912, and when we read back in the … > More >