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1816A River Town BeginsNamed for American statesman Benjamin Franklin, the frontier river town of Franklin was established in 1816. The following year, it was designated the county seat of Howard County. In the blink of an eye, Franklin's populati…
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Father of the Santa Fe TrailWilliam Becknell led a small group out of Franklin in 1821 on the first trip along what would be known as the Santa Fe Trail. If his trip across the Great Plains was successful, the group would make money trading manufa…
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The NeedWhen the Missouri, Kansas and Texas (MKT) Railroad established a division in Franklin, Mo., a switching yard was located south of New Franklin. This switching yard contained seven sets of tracks plus the through line. Missouri Highway 5 en…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMVLO_veterans-memorial_New-Franklin-MO.html
"Dedicated to the menand women whohonorabley serve inthe Armed Forces ofthe United States,past, present and futureduring war and peace.Their devotion to duty,since the birth of thisnation, will never beforgotten." Dedicated November 16, 2003
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Lee Edgar Settle was born in New Franklin MO, on July 20, 1882, the son of J. M. and Laura (Van Aradale) Settle at xxxx S. Howard Street. Edgar Settle was a natural piano player and began playing at the age of five or six years [balance illegible]…
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As the first railroad to enter Texas from the North in 1872, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Co. was an influential factor in the development of the Great Southwest. Soon after its construction began, the railroad became commonly known as the "…
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In March 1909, the Daughters of the American Revolution marked the Boonslick and Santa Fe Trails across the state of Missouri. This monument in New Franklin marks the end of the Boonslick Trail traversed by Daniel Boone and the beginning of Willia…
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Franklin, 1816The original town of Franklin, founded in 1816, was located on the north bank of the Missouri River and was the seat of Howard County. It was about two miles southwest of present day New Franklin. The town was named for Benjamin Fran…
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New Franklin, known as the city where four trails meet, owes its place in history to the Lewis & Clark Expedition of 1803-1806; the blazing of the Boonslick Trail pioneered by Daniel Boone from Kentucky to the original historic rivertown of Frankl…
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