The last time they drove through was in July 2014, and a lot has changed. Sadly though, the carnival was being setup, so Ripley Square was heavily blocked from … > More >
Mr. Henry Dave Porter came to Marceline in 1890 and began work as a contractor and carpenter. He built the Carnegie Library on California Street and the I.O.O.F. building on Kansas Avenue. He also built school buildings in adjoining towns and one in New Cambria, Missouri. Mr. Porter and family lived at 624 … > More >
The first Post Office was established in Marceline in 1888 and was located on East California Street where the Gucker Coal Co. is presently located. The first Postmaster was Mr. Ed West. Thereafter, the Post Office was moved five times until it was settled permanently in the present building in 1936. It has been … > More >
September, 1888 the Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized. The first pastor was Rev. S. A. McPherson until 1898. The church was located on the corner of Santa Fe and Missouri Avenues.
Sometime in the early 1890’s several families came to Marceline that were members of the Old School Presbyterian and they organized their church. Services … > More >
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 >
Oldham & Adair Families
Mary Ann Sportsman and M. G. Oldham both of Chariton County, were united in marriage July 29, 1857, moved to a home two and one-half miles southeast of Marceline, and became the parents of nine children: J. G. Oldham, H. H. Oldham, M. G. Oldham, Richard Oldham, Alva Oldham, Sally Oldham, … > More >
Hiram Long was a native of Claremont, New Hampshire and was born May 22, 1827. He was the youngest of fifteen children, and his father, Simeon Long, was a retired sea captain. Mr. Long spent his boyhood days on a farm and pursued the course of study of the common schools. At seventeen years … > More >
In 1949 R. Wallace Pischel of 728 East Gracia Street, Marceline, Missouri started a specialized printing business in his home. The business operated under his name and for the most part printed cookbooks. A year later he built a plant at 726 East Gracia Street and broadened his printing business to include high school yearbooks.… > More >
by Hank Miller
Letter from the Santa Fe Town and Land Company to the Public with the “PLAT OF ORIGINAL MARCELINE.” Taken from the Linn County Abstract Co. Abstracters of Land Titles, Linneus & Brookfield, MO dated November 30, 1887.
LINN COUNTY ABSTRACT CO.
ABSTRACTERS OF LAND TITLES
LINNEUS & BROOKFIELD, MO,
SANTA FE TOWN … > More >
by Hank Miller
How Marceline began – President James Monroe granted 160 acres of territorial land in Northern Missouri (later to become Linn County) to Henry Burkett on February 17, 1819.