The Saloons Came–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 […]

Strong Prejudices–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 […]

The Old Gold Well–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 […]

The Neutral Strip, or No Man’s Land–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 […]

Waggoner’s Addition and the Barbed Wire Fence–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 […]

“They are not wasting time hunting Spooks”

Freethoughters were more than a little embarrassed by the Freethought town of Liberal having turned to spiritualism, as reflected in the below letter. The matters worse than “spooks” referred to likely would be a reference to Liberal finally succumbing to Christianity and its free thought university and publications having shut down. Many people passed through […]

Mrs. Burgess-Oster and the Burgess Tomb – from “This Strange Town”

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. A request has been made I transcribe this chapter. THIS STRANGE TOWN–LIBERAL MISSOURI A HISTORY OF THE EARLY YEARS 1880 […]

Liberal Prize Winners, Liberal Missouri, July 4 1904

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I tried adjusting the color a little and making it a little bigger. This photo was originally up at the late Barbara Irwin’s web page on Liberal, given as from Connie King’s Collection. Looks like a July 4th celebration with 3 winning buggies. I wonder who they were and what building it is we’re seeing […]

Catalpa Park, Liberal, Missouri

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From Connie King’s Collection I tried adjusting the color a little and enlarging. This photo was originally up at the late Barbara Irwin’s web page on Liberal, given as from Connie King’s Collection. Catalpa Park has long since ceased to exist. The big spiritualist events that drew people from around the nation were held here.

United Methodist Church, Liberal, Missouri

Photo courtesy of Nancy Benton.

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