From the Morgue
Sharon Sanders

Mules for E.P. Coleman

Posted Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 12:00 AM


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  • I believe the old power plant in Sikeston was called the E P Coleman Power Plant. It was used before the new power plant was built. It was located on Compress Road.

    -- Posted by Vwwvwv on Thu, Jan 8, 2015, at 6:23 AM
  • I worked for Mr. Coleman for about 5 yrs....started out helping someone who worked for him and learned how to drive tractor hauled a lot of hay then later worked with cattle . this was my favorite as I got to work with horses . Mr Coleman had at least 200 people working for him . it was hard to say exactly without his record but at Oran he had a bunch and furnished them housing and sometimes made them loans... He also had cotton gins at Crowder Kewanee Oran, Mr coleman had land at Tanner Morehouse, down around Malden and Tanner along with thousands of acres around Oran. Mr Coleman was a large contributor to Sikeston hospital, he also had a large interest in Allis Chalmers tractors as this is what he farmed with...during the five years I worked for him he always used these tractors and I don't remember seeing any others on his farms while he was alive.

    Mr Coleman was a great person to many people in this area although like a lot of jobs no one actually understood till he was gone....Mr Coleman was a tough but fair man... He treated all his help pretty well the same.

    -- Posted by handyman123456789 on Mon, Jan 12, 2015, at 12:29 PM
  • Awesome photo. The barn has been gone for several years but the shed to the right in the photo was taken down last year. I now live on the farm this photo was taken. My husband has lived here his entire life. Would like to know where I could get a copy of this photo.

    -- Posted by tcandcc on Mon, Feb 15, 2016, at 5:47 PM