Braden’s “A Dream and its Fulfillment”, pages 5 and 6

There are a fair number of articles on Liberal that are floating around the internet which place all their trust and faith in a Revd. Clark Braden and what he had to write on Liberal in the 1880s. None give in full the pamphlet on Liberal that Braden published in 1886, “A Dream and its […]

Braden’s “A Dream and its Fulfillment”, Pages 1 – 4

There are a fair number of articles on Liberal that are floating around the internet which place all their trust and faith in a Revd. Clark Braden and what he had to write on Liberal in the 1880s. None give in full the pamphlet on Liberal that Braden published in 1886, “A Dream and its […]

Clark Braden’s Pamphlet–from 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 […]

“Failure of an Infidel Experiment” as published in the Boston Daily Globe, May 8, 1885

“Failure of an Infidel Experiment” is given as first published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on May 1 1885. It was also published in The Boston Daily Globe on May 8, and I thank my friend Nina, and Syd for locating it and sending it to me. This would be an abbreviated version of an […]

Another View of the Noyes Home in Liberal, Missouri

Another view of the Noyes home in Liberal, Missouri. From my Noyes grandmother.

Christian Science Class, 1891, Liberal, Missouri

Here’s another image sent me by Ted Cox, author of Murray Loop whose Owram and Murray ancestors were at Liberal. It’s identified as a Christian Science Class held in Liberal, Missouri, and the date is May 2, 1891. Minnie Owram, who was twenty-three, stands in the back row, fifth from the right.   There are […]

Harmony Hall, Liberal, Missouri

I’ve been delinquent. Back in March, Ted Cox, author of Murray Loop whose Owram and Murray ancestors were at Liberal, sent me two wonderful and unique pictures from 1891 in Liberal, Missouri, and I’m only now getting around to posting them. The first image I will post was identified as being Harmony Hall. I have […]

“Two Years Among the Spirits” by Dr. J. B. Bouton, pages 36-41

Freethought Liberal turned to spiritualism, much aided by the ministries of the mediumship of Dr. J. B. Bouton. Then in 1887-88 there was a fire at Bouton’s, a trap door was found, and his chicanery was exposed. Mr. W. S. Van Camp and Mr. J. H. Roberts had aided with acting as spirits. Rather than […]

“Two Years Among the Spirits” by Dr. J. B. Bouton, pages 31-35

Freethought Liberal turned to spiritualism, much aided by the ministries of the mediumship of Dr. J. B. Bouton. Then in 1887-88 there was a fire at Bouton’s, a trap door was found, and his chicanery was exposed. Mr. W. S. Van Camp and Mr. J. H. Roberts had aided with acting as spirits. Rather than […]

“Two Years Among the Spirits”, by Dr. J. B. Bouton, pages 26-30

Freethought Liberal turned to spiritualism, much aided by the ministries of the mediumship of Dr. J. B. Bouton. Then in 1887-88 there was a fire at Bouton’s, a trap door was found, and his chicanery was exposed. Mr. W. S. Van Camp and Mr. J. H. Roberts had aided with acting as spirits. Rather than […]

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