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James Baughn

Everything you wanted to know about New Bourbon, Missouri

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at 11:16 AM


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  • AWESOME blog Brad! I had no idea about any of this, and this is the exact type of local history I love to gorge myself on.

    I recently purchased complete, mint condition sets of Houck's "History of Missouri" and "Spanish Regime in Missouri". Definitely great reading, though sometimes difficult to decipher (particularly the "Spanish Regime" books...).

    One of the new tidbits I learned from Houck's writings? I was surprised to learn that Stephen F. Austin was partially raised in the Mine La Motte/Potosi/Lead Belt region by his lead baron father, Moses Austin.

    Keep writing Brad!

    -- Posted by John R Cash on Wed, Sep 30, 2009, at 8:38 PM
  • Fascinating story, James.

    -- Posted by CitizenD on Thu, Oct 1, 2009, at 10:37 AM
  • Haha! Sorry James. I was thinking Brad H...I should have known better! He writes the funny blogs about nothing, you write the interesting local blogs. Thanks again for the great piece.

    -- Posted by John R Cash on Sat, Oct 3, 2009, at 7:31 AM
  • This is an awesome blog. It is truly amazing the wonderful things we have right here in our own back yard. Keep it coming!!

    -- Posted by samid66 on Sat, Oct 3, 2009, at 10:04 AM