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Jefferson Co. Heritage & Historical Society
11210 Harrison Lake Road

Festus, MO 63028

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The Jefferson County Heritage and Historical Society is pleased to offer these items for sale to aid in your research!

Item # Author Title/Description Cost Quan. Total
001 Howard Litton History of Jefferson Co. Missouri & Festus & Crystal City
This historic book contains 302 pages plus an index, and is full of history, pictures, newspaper articles and advertisements compiled by the author. Second Edition 1987 Paperback - Comb Binding.    

002 Lisa K. Thompson Gendron Jefferson County, Missouri, 1876 Atlas
This atlas contains 51 pages of maps, biographical sketches of citizens, history of townships, engravings of county scenes, and list of patrons.
Reprint, Spiral Bound.
$ 20.00

003 Dave Hallemann Hallemannís Interpretation of the 1876 Historic Atlas
This book contains about 300 pages and 5,000 names of persons who owned land in Jefferson County as of 1876 with the original history, patrons, township range and section, churches, schools, cemeteries and much more. This is the perfect companion book to the 1876 Atlas-this is its index. You will want both! Comb Bound
$ 20.00

004 Becky Gagnon Jefferson County, Missouri 1898 Atlas
The second Jefferson County, Missouri Atlas from 1898. You'll want to add this great reference to your collection. The interpretation of this atlas is listed below. Reprint, Comb Bound
$ 20.00

005 Dave Hallemann Hallemannís Interpretation of the 1898 Standard Atlas
Book is in the same format as above, but for the 1898 Standard Atlas - about 320 pages. Spiral Binding
$ 20.00

006   1907 Jefferson County Directory
This fascinating book lists most of the residents of Jefferson County in 1907, along with their occupation, post office at which they received their mail, a town business directory, and useful hints of the period. A must for the Jefferson County genealogist! About 500 pages, indexed. Reprint, Comb Bound.
Out of Stock

007   1897 Directory of DeSoto, Missouri
Contains the names, occupation, and addresses of citizens and business men over 18 years of age. This rare book, containing 100 pages, was reprinted to give researchers a glimpse of this time period where no census information is available Reprint, Spiral Bound
$ 10.00

008   1936 Directory of DeSoto, Missouri
Contains the names and address of all citizens and their telephone numbers, also a Classified Business Directory and a Street Directory of all Streets; a history of De Soto and its activities from the beginning until the present. This rare book contains over 100 pages. Reprint, Spiral Bound

009 Dave Hallemann Historical Photos on CD
A rare find, these images were rescued from the negatives and glass negatives of Ed Emme Jr. These priceless photographs represent some of the most historic sites in Jefferson County. Also on the CD are images from glass negatives in the collection of Howard Litton and additional photos by Dave Hallemann. CD-Rom
$ 5.00

010 Lisa K. Gendron Kennett Castle or Selma Hall and the Families Who Lived There - NEW! (click for more info)
The story of the pre-civil war castle, built on the banks of the Mississippi river by Ferdinand Kennett. The author presents extensive research through documents, stories and full color photos to illustrate the history of the castle and the lives of those that have lived and worked on the estate from the beginning, to the present owners, Union Pacific railroad. Softback. Autographed.

011   Readin,' 'Ritin' and Reorganization
From 1940 through 1960, individual Jefferson County Missouri rural schools were consolidated and then reorganized into larger school districts. Learn what it was like to teach and learn in a one-room school. Experience the reorganization from the point of view of students, teachers, and administrators. Witness the first steps in the journey from segregated to integrated public education. Several residents share their personal experiences which took place in one and two room school houses throughout the county.  DVD
$ 15.00    

012 Walter L. Eschbach and Malcolm C. Drummond

Historic Sites of Jefferson County, Missouri

1975 Second Edition

Out of Stock    

013 Jerry McKee History of Hematite, Missouri
A collection of historical articles, stories and photographs. 106 pages with index. Spiral bound softcover.
$ 20.00    

014 Frank Magre & Jean O'Brien
Historic Map
11" X 14"  Suitable for framing, printed on heavy cream paper. Shows old towns, roads, rivers & creeks, etc...

  Available in person at the JCHHS museum

015 Howard Litton

Tanglefoot Volume 2 - Portrait of a City (Festus) In Words and Pictures

AUTOGRAPHED! This is an extremely hard to find oversized hardback printed in 1990. This wonderful book makes a great gift! It contains lots of information and plenty of photographs.



2018 Bicentennial of the County Calendar

This is a beautiful, full color, 12 month wall calendar featuring historic scenes from around the county. Winning photos were chosen from local submissions in our photo contest. You will love displaying this high quality calendar. This is a great way to commemorate our 200th anniversary as a county and will be a keepsake for years to come! Buy one for yourself, and another as a gift!




Total Items

$4.00 + 2.00 each additional book


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