He built him a house at the end of the Devil's Back Bone, and the first night he lived in it a panther came down off the hill and killed his cow.
page 86 says the party was composed of ten persons as follows: Miss Penelope PIKE, who was the bride, Mr. Following is an account of the leading industries and business that were formerly here: The city of G. had at one time a population of 3500, While there was no Government census taken while it was at its peak, but a County Commission placed it at that figure, 700 of the population were Negroes. He did the largest business in the town at that period.
Behind this rock in high water is the most dangerous whirl pool on the Miss. Probably the saddest occurrence was the drowning of an entire wedding party which occurred on the 9th of Apr. The writer has copied the following account of it from an early history of Perry Co, Mo. It stood just south of Elmer OCONNEL's store, it had a high stack for burning the surplus gas and burned day an night, At night the light could be seen 10 miles in any direction.
They finally became so bad that the Spanish government sent the Spanish soldiers out and killed a great many, and drove them off of Spanish Soil. The following spring it was finished to Carbondale, and opened to the public. There was at one time 8 large tow boats transporting coal between here and the Gulf of Mexico. Woodward and removed her machinery and established a floating hotel.
Then a very large and desperate band of them collected at G. and committed some of the worst cruel murders and robberies that had ever taken place on the river, for the yr.1803. was a territory, and in the vicinity there were no settlers hardly, and there was no one to stop them, and it got so bad that the U. took matters in hand and sent a regiment of Cavalry here to break up the band. Early days of commerce which will give a better account of the event than the writer could. at once commenced operation by getting the way and building the G. and Carbondale railroad, it being the 5th railroad built in the state of ILL. Among them some of the most powerful boat of the day.
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