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Postcards: Elliott family roots intertwine with Ray County history

By Linda Emley Teddy Roosevelt Elliott stopped by the Museum this week and we were talking about the battle of Albany. It took me a few minutes before I realized…

Maurice Roberts Park opened with hoopla

By Linda Emley The Richmond Missourian ran this picture on the front page Thursday, Aug. 17,1939. The caption said, “A local Fishing Group of 32 Years Ago. Standing left to…

War hero Israel Hendley buried in an out-of-the-way graveyard

By Linda Emley In Richmond, there is a small family cemetery that lies in the middle of West Lexington Street. It’s the Martin Family Cemetery and was originally part of…

Postcards: How 4-wheel trucks got traction in Ray Co.

By Linda Emley Since we are having a bad winter, everyone understands the need for a 4-wheel-drive vehicles. But in the good-old days before we had 4-wheel, we had snow…

Then, now, a four-wheel-drive St. Bernard handy in the snow

This is a story I wrote last year, but I am sharing it again because it sure fits the eight inches of snow we just got. On Jan. 8, 1962,…

Postcards: Free rock jam to aid Battle of Albany event

By Linda Emley On Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, my life changed forever. Looking back now, I would never imagine how different my life would be in three short years. This…

Postcards: Deputy Odus Sisk’s fatal shooting in 1938 put true love on hold for 46 years

By Linda Emley A few weeks ago, I wrote a story about the early days of the Ray County Museum and named some of the people who were around when…

Postcards: The ‘Flat Man’ gets a taste of Far West and the Mormon War

By Linday Emley I seldom have a boring day at the Ray County Museum. My Wednesday started out normally, but that soon changed when I got a phone call from…

Postcards: Thanks to our resource center, Ray County women have a sympathetic ear to talk to

By Linda Emley I have a friend that always says, “Everything happens for a reason.” I would like to say I believe this but sometimes it’s hard to understand why…

More is known about Maurice Roberts’ jet than the park itself

By Linda Emley I’m very thankful that I grew up as a country girl but there were a few things that the Richmond kids had that us country kids didn’t…