Edwards farmland 1903

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Edwards farmland 1903 - j j visited by the storm. MISSOURI'S SHIFTING...
j j visited by the storm. MISSOURI'S SHIFTING FARMS. Thousands of Aerea Transferred from One County to Another by tlic Kiver. with land owners all along its way, but none has lost more and none has gained I more by its cbnstant changes of course J than certain farmers in Coone and Cole counties, Mo., says the Couatry Gentleman. The Columbi« Herald estimates ' that Boone county has been robbed of j 6.000 acres of valuable land since 1865,1 I! which Has been added to Cole] y. Ten Boone county farmers • within recent years, lost from 201 ) acres, and one of them lost 120 f 160 acres. People on the Cole y side have profited proportionately—H. T. Wright, to whom has accrued 400 acres; Ewing Johnson, 600 acres; Pressly Edwards, 160 acres, and > B. M. Anderson, 480 acres. What is worse, Boone county is in great danger of losing 3,000 acres by a threatened change in the river's course. Fifty years ago the little town of Wilton was two' miles inland. Now It is within a stone's j throw of the river, and it is considered only a question cf time uniil its inhab- j itants will have to move back ,or be swept away. The people of Boone county are becoming much concerned about the situation, and are raising a fund I with which to wage battle with the ag- J gressive "Big Muddy," which seems disposed to turn all of their property over i

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  1. Staunton Spectator and Vindicator,
  2. 06 Nov 1903, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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