“This Strange Town–Liberal Missouri” by J. P. Moore

Checking with the copyright catalogue, I find copyright was made in 1963 by J. P. Moore but was never renewed, which means the book has entered the public domain. The author is long since deceased.

THIS STRANGE TOWN–LIBERAL MISSOURI
A HISTORY OF THE EARLY YEARS
1880 – 1910

BY J. P. MOORE

COPYRIGHT J. P. MOORE, LIBERAL, MISSOURI, 1963

Image of the author, J. P. Moore

Title page

Copyright page

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword

Prologue

The Beginning

View of Main Street (image)

Waggoner’s Addition and the Barbed Wire Fence

The Neutral Strip or No Man’s Land

Denison, or Pedro

Strong Prejudices

Hotel Denison (image)

The Crusaders and the Columnists

An Early Pamphlet

Clark Braden’s Pamphlet

Mr. Walser’s Residence in Liberal

The Incorporation of Liberal

Original Plat of Liberal (image)

The Liberal City Cemetery

The Old Gold Well

The Saloons Came

The Churches Came

The Methodist Church (image)

Christian Church (image)

The Spiritualist Movement

Spiritualist Hoax Exposed

Catalpa Park

Walser Residence at Catalpa Park (image)

Lake at Catalpa Park (image)

City Park and the Old Fire Bell

Early Public Buildings

The Spiritual Science Association and the Old Spook Hall

Spook Hall (image)

Like Shifting Sands

Early Benevolent Societies

Recollections of an Early Resident

Mr. Walser’s Marital Life

A Midnight Burial

The Big Fire of 1897

Civil Liberal at Turn of Century

Industrially — Early

Liberal Brick Yard (image)

Rock Quarry (image)

The Cranks Came

The Town Pump and the Old Watering Trough

Mrs. Burgess-Oster and the Burgess Tomb

The Burgess Tomb (image)

Bitter Creek

Some Early Day Eccentrics

Briefs of Other Persons and Facts

Liberal’s Early Schools

Old Liberal School Building (image)

Liberal’s Newspapers

Mr. Walser, the Man

G. H. Walser, Founder of Liberal (image)

Words of a Grandson

Freelove and the Common-Law Marriage

O. E. Harmon’s Story of Liberal

In Conclusion

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