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1833 meteor shower had locals believing the world was ending

By Linda Emley Last week I got an email from Scott Fisher, who is the host and producer of a radio talk show called Extreme Genes – America’s Family History…

Accounts of the bloody robbery of Hughes and Wasson Bank

By Linda Emley With September right around the corner, it’s time to get ready for Richmond’s Fourth Annual Outlaw Days. When we originally started this festival, I worked on the…

Mystery of what happened to the old courthouse bell is solved

By Linda Emley Sometimes I’m working on a story and have exhausted all of the normal resources and the missing piece for my story just falls out of the air…

Ten-acre lot held Richmond College, high school, war headquarters

By Linda Emley In a few weeks, the children of Ray County will be heading off to a new school year so I’m sharing some of the stories of school…

Fire, revivals, a cyclone: the summer of 1915 was one to remember

By Linda Emley A few years ago, I was working on a story about the Woodson Institute, and after reading the Richmond Conservator for four hours, I realized the summer…

Remembering Alexander Doniphan on his 207th birthday

By Linda Emley, For The Richmond News Thursday July 9, 2015, may just be a normal day in Ray County, but I planned to make it a special day because…

House thought to be Ray’s oldest purchased the year river moved

By Linda Emley A few weeks ago, I shared the story about Camden waking up to find the Missouri River was no longer flowing by their town. This happened 100 years…

The zest for celebrating the 4th hasn’t changed much in 200 years

By Linda Emley Ilove the 4th of July because ‎56 men put their “John Hancock” on the Declaration of Independence and now it’s our job to keep their dream alive.…

By chance, family research trip brings two Dale cousins together

By Linda Emley The Ray County Museum is a magical place because I’ve experienced more miracles in this building than any other place on earth. It’s totally amazing how many…

Transportation and taxes were the main deal in 1916 Richmond

By Linda Emley The year was 1916. Ray County had a new courthouse, and Camden was no longer riverfront property. We had survived the heavy rains of 1915 and business…

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