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Where was the sheriff on that fateful day?

By Linda Emley So now we know that Deputy Frank Griffin and his father the jailer, Berry G. Griffin, were both shot and killed at the bank robbery in 1867.…

Postcards: Jesse with a pup in his arms offers fresh look

By Linda Emley Since our 2nd annual Outlaw Days is coming up Sept. 21, I thought it would a good time to rerun this story about Jesse James. I enjoyed…

Postcards: At least the senator acted surprised when Eagleton was named for him

By Linda Emley On Friday, April 18, 1980, the Thomas F. Eagleton Civic Center was dedicated. I was there, but I wasn’t really paying attention because I was a 23-year-old…

Postcards: Eagleton Center a home away from home

By Linda Emley I think by now everyone knows I work at the Ray County Museum. I spend many hours sitting in my officee as I work on my laptop…

1923 Missourian stories deliver differences, similarities

By Linda Emley Due to the wonderful response from my grocery store article, I’m collecting stories for a follow-up article coming in the near future. Please keep the stories coming.…

Postcards: One last bite of ‘the Apple’ before another market becomes a casualty of history

By Linda Emley Some of our best memories come from simple everyday things that we miss when they are no longer a part of our life. Richmond is losing a…

Postcards: Word of mouth, local lore add to bank robbery story

By Linda Emley We’ve always heard the story about how the James boys robbed the banking house of Hughes and Wasson at half past three Thursday, May 23, 1867. After…

Groups reach agreement on staging October 2014 re-enactment at fairgrounds

By Linda Emley I’ll be sharing more Civil War stories over the next 13 months as we count down to the 2014 Battle of Albany re-enactment. But this is a…

Postcards: Richmond forever a link in chain of violent deaths

By Linda Emley The Richmond Conservator, Jan. 6, 1882, “Call and Settle at Once. As I have need of the various accounts due me, I would hereby notify all such…

Postcards: RHS Class of ‘73, trophy winners then and now

By Linda Emley History was made in Richmond Saturday night when the RHS class of 1973 held its class reunion. I was a few years behind them in school, but…