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St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, USA

"Saint Joseph, a city of Missouri, the capital of Buchanan co., is situated on the left (E.) bank of the Missouri River, about 98 miles above Kansas City, and 33 miles by land N. of Leavenworth. By railroad it is 206 miles W. of Hannibal, 68 miles N.N.W. of Kansas City, and 133 miles S.S.E. of Omaha. It is the third city of the state in population and second in commerce and manufactures, being outranked in the latter only by St. Louis. St. Joseph * said to be among the wealthiest cities of its population in the United States. It is an important railroad centre, being the W. terminus of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Rail", and the E. terminus of the St. Joseph & Grand Island Rail. road. Other railroads which converge here are the Chicagº, Burlington & Quincy, the Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the Missouri Pacific, the Chicago Great Western, and the St. Joseph Terminal...

see. Pop. in 1870, 19,565; in 1880, 32,431; in 1890, 52,324; in 1895 (estimated), 61,000."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News  1860 - April 3 – The Pony Express begins its first run from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California.
    The first rider was to leave St. Joseph at 5:00 pm. However, the mail had been slowed up in Chicago for transfer to Hannibal, Missouri. A train was... Read MORE...

  • News  1861 - DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE.
    Hudson, Mo., Sept. 6.
    ABE HAGER, P. M. on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, furnishes to the St. Louis Democrat the following account of a... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - Generals Grant, Sherman and Sheridan arrive at St. Joseph, Missouri, on the 28th.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 8, 1868
  • News  1869 - At St. Joseph, Missouri, the other day, a young man employed in a saw mill had helped put a log on the carriage while the circular saws were yet in motion,
    when he was caught by the log, thrown against the saws and instantly killed. His body was cut completely in two, the pieces falling on different... Read MORE...

  • News  1881 - June 12 - Severe thunderstorms spawned more than half a dozen tornadoes in the Lower Missouri Valley. Five of the tornadoes touched down near Saint Joseph MO.
    June 12, 1881
  • 1882 - St. Joseph
    The French element of the class of pioneers settled Canada and the northwestern part of the United States, as well as the country ... Read MORE...

  • News  1882 - April 3 - Jesse James is murdered
    One of America's most famous criminals, Jesse James, is shot to death by fellow gang member Bob Ford, who betrayed James for reward money. For 16... Read MORE...

  • 1889 - Aunt Jemima pancake flour, invented at St. Joseph, Missouri, was the first self-rising flour for pancakes and the first ready-mix food ever to be introduced commercially. resources/ state-facts/ missouri.html
  • 1906
    Saint Joseph, a city, capital of Buchanan co., Mo., is situated on the left or E. bank of the Missouri River, 63 miles NNW. of Kansas City, on the... Read MORE...

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