Early Benevolent Societies – J. P. Moore’s “This Strange Town–Liberal, Missouri”

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 Return to the […]

Liberal’s Newspapers – J. P. Moore’s “This Strange Town–Liberal, Missouri”

THIS STRANGE TOWN–LIBERAL MISSOURI A HISTORY OF THE EARLY YEARS 1880 – 1910 BY J. P. MOORE “Return to the Table of Contents Liberal’s Newspapers [pages 141-143] A newspaper is always a valuable asset to any town, new or old. Liberal has always been fortunate in this respect, having not been without one for more […]

Mr. Walser’s Residence in Liberal–J. P. Moore’s “This Strange Town–Liberal, Missouri”

THIS STRANGE TOWN–LIBERAL MISSOURI A HISTORY OF THE EARLY YEARS 1880 – 1910 BY J. P. MOORE Return to the Table of Contents Mr. Walser’s Residence in Liberal [pages 45-47] Mr. Walser’s first home at Liberal, as near can now be determined, was not within the original town plot. But it was about one-fourth mile […]

Prologue–J. P. Moore’s “This Strange Town–Liberal, Missouri”

THIS STRANGE TOWN–LIBERAL MISSOURI A HISTORY OF THE EARLY YEARS 1880 – 1910 BY J. P. MOORE Return to the Table of Contents THIS STRANGE TOWN–LIBERAL, MISSOURI (Once So Called) AN EARLY HISTORY–1880 TO 1910 OF A MOST UNUSUAL TOWN By J. P. MOORE Prologue [pages 3-5] This treatise is a history of the beginning […]

Foreword–from J. P. Moore’s “This Strange Town–Liberal Missouri”

THIS STRANGE TOWN–LIBERAL MISSOURI A HISTORY OF THE EARLY YEARS 1880 – 1910 BY J. P. MOORE Return to the Table of Contents Foreword [pages 1-2] In presenting this history of the early years of Liberal, Missouri, a brief foreword seems appropriate. I have endeavored to write only of the first thirty years of the […]

List of Illustrations–J. P. Moore’s “This Strange Town–Liberal, Missouri”

THIS STRANGE TOWN–LIBERAL MISSOURI A HISTORY OF THE EARLY YEARS 1880 – 1910 BY J. P. MOORE Return to the Table of Contents List of Illustrations J. P. Moore, Author–Frontispiece View of Main Street–8 Hotel Denison–24 Original Plat of Liberal–48-49 The Methodist Church–68 Christian Church–68 Walser Residence at Catalpa Park–78 Lake at Catalpa Park–78 Spook […]

Image of the Author–from J. P. Moore’s “This Strange Town–Liberal, Missouri”

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THIS STRANGE TOWN–LIBERAL MISSOURI A HISTORY OF THE EARLY YEARS 1880 – 1910 BY J. P. MOORE Return to the Table of Contents Image of the Author, J. P. Moore

A Freethought University Alumnus, Irving A. Barker

This is the first item I’ve found on a Freethought University Alumnus. From the “History of Indiana from its Exploration to 1922, Volume 4”, published 1924. Irving A. Barker, well known in Indianapolis as the head of the Barker Coal & Block Company, was born in Decorah, Iowa, January 10, 1872. His public school education […]

George MacDonald on “The Truth Seeker” and George Walser

The Truth Seeker Company published, in 1929, George E. MacDonald’s “Being the Story of the Truth Seeker, with the Natural History of its Third Editor”. The Truth Seeker was a periodical begun in 1873 by freethinker D. M. Bennett. George MacDonald had been its fourth editor, succeeding his brother who had become editor after the […]

Table of Contents–J. P. Moore’s “This Strange Town–Liberal, Missouri”

THIS STRANGE TOWN–LIBERAL MISSOURI A HISTORY OF THE EARLY YEARS 1880 – 1910 BY J. P. MOORE Return to the Table of Contents Table of Contents Foreword–1 Prologue–3 The Beginning–7 Waggoner’s Addition and the Barbed Wire Fence–15 The Neutral Strip or No Man’s Land–20 Denison, or Pedro–22 Strong Prejudices–27< The Crusaders and the Columnists--30 An […]

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