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A history of Missouri from the earliest explorations and settlements until the admission of the state into the union

Author: Louis Houck
Publisher: Chicago : R.R. Donnelley & Sons, 1908.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ends with the admission of Missouri as a state in 1821. Of all Missouri state histories, this one is cited most often by writers about the Santa Fe Trail. It contains a number of documents on early exploration and fur trade" (Rittenhouse).
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Houck, Louis, 1840-1925.
History of Missouri from the earliest explorations and settlements until the admission of the state into the union.
Chicago : R.R. Donnelley & Sons, 1908
(OCoLC)576687528
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Houck
OCLC Number: 1199284
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations, portrait, plates, maps, plans, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: v.1. Probable origin of name of the state --
Extent of pre-historic remains --
De Soto's March --
Expedition of Coronado to conquer the seven cities of Cibola --
Exploration a Spanish trait of character --
Gulf claimed as a "Spanish Inland sea --
Indian tribes discovered by De Soto --
Possibilities of the Mississippi Valley not appreciated --
Louisiana under Crozat's charter, 1712 --
Louisiana ceded by France to Spain, 1762 --
Ste Genevieve, First permanent settlement, located in "Big Common Field". v.2. St. Louis --
St. Charles --
New Madrid --
District of Cape Girardeau --
Spanish occupation of Louisiana --
Agriculture --
Isolation of early settlers --
Activity of French Missionaries --
The Louisiana Purchase- Westward movement of American pioneers --
Retrocession of Louisiana to France, and transfer to the United States --
Louisiana divided by Act of Congress of 1804. v.3. Act of Congress, 1812 --
Settlement of Spanish land tittles --
Social and political changes --
The war of 1812 --
Increase of population after the Cession --
Early Protestant ministers and churches --
Rapid growth of population .
Responsibility: by Louis Houck.

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"Ends with the admission of Missouri as a state in 1821. Of all Missouri state histories, this one is cited most often by writers about the Santa Fe Trail. It contains a number of documents on early exploration and fur trade" (Rittenhouse).

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