New Madrid’s pioneers reveal their past and their stories through letters, newspapers, official records, and other sources. The author takes the reader through the town’s history, recounting tales of legendary people whose lives crossed with those of area residents. Lively illustrations, photographs, and maps enhance the stories, a treasure for anyone whose ancestors experienced the westward movement, participated in the Civil War, were slave-owners, slaves, or American Indians, or for those who are curious about American life in earlier times.
About the Author
Mary Sue Anton earned a BA in history at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1989. Her interest in Missouri history was sparked upon learning that one of her ancestors came to New Madrid along with the founder George Morgan in 1789. Her previously published works include Pioneers of New Madrid, Missouri, and Their Descendants.
Published by Southeast Missouri State University, paperback, 2009. 328 pages.