ITS INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND SOCIAL INTERESTS GROWTH AND PROSPERITY
HISTORY OF MARCELINE, METROPOLIS OF LINN COUNTY.
The decade from 1880 to 1890 will go down in history as the greatest ten years of railroad construction on the American continent. Jt was during this period of unparalleled industrial progress that the … > More >
The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad came to Marceline in the late-1880s and built what would become the the town we know today. Santa Fe decided they needed a road from Kansas City to Chicago, and Marceline became this Missouri division point because of it’s rich deposits of coal. Marceline was incorporated on March … > More >
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 >
“I was extremely glad to receive your letter asking me to write some impressions of Marceline as I remember it from childhood days. To tell the truth, more things at importance happened to me in Marceline than have happened since – or are likely to in the future. Things, I mean, like … > More >
Note: The following article containing a history of the first 50 years of Marceline was reproduced from the 1938 Golden Jubilee edition of the Marceline News. Floyd C. Shoemaker, secretary of the State Historical Society of Missouri, has written the following interesting and complete history of Marceline. Mr. Shoemaker is a Linn County product, having … > More >
Thomas J. Sportsman was born September 4, 1862, at Thayer, Missouri, and spent his entire life in Linn County. For many years, he engaged in farming in the vicinity of what is now Marceline. When he was a young man, he used his team of horses and did grading for the road bed on … > More >
David Lee Teeter and Fannie May Hazelrigg were married in 1895 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hazelrigg. The couple settled in Lingo, Missouri where Mr. Teeter was engaged in coal mining. In 1907, the family moved to Marceline, Missouri where he was employed in the coal mines.