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History of Caldwell County, Missouri
As written in the 1876 Atlas of Caldwell County Missouri

California Emigration

The discovery of gold gave a great impetus to overland emigration to that State. Most of the emigrants from the eastern States came by boats to Kansas City, St. Joseph, and Leavenworth, and there procured an out-fit for the journey across the plains. Horses and oxen were necessary to draw their trains, and the demand for them became very active. Large herds of cattle were formed and driven to the Golden State. The people of our County were largely benefited by this increased demand for their products. Many citizens joined the tide of fortune-hunters that flowed to the Golden State; but very few realized the fond hope of acquiring a fortune.

Crosby Johnson, An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Caldwell County, Missouri.   1876.  Edwards Brothers

Territorial History
First Settlers
County Organized
Mormon Emigration
Far West
The Mormons
Mormon Settlements
Mormon Leaders
The Temple
Mormon War
Mormon Exodus
Visions
Change of County Seat
Salem, Missouri
Mexican War
California Emigration
Kansas Troubles
Railroad
Burning of Records
The Rebellion
Thrailkill's Raid
Since the War
Population
Topography
Soil & Products
Timber
Fruits
Climate
County Indebtedness
Minerals
Townships
Township Organization
Kingston
Hamilton
Breckenridge
Kidder
Mirable
Proctorville
Polo
Nettleton
Catawba
Black Oak
 

 

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