Elsey is a pretty little village on the Missouri Pacific Railroad and Highway No. 43 between Crane and Galena. It is quite a religious community with a good school and two substantial church buildings, Baptist and Apostolic. Good farms surround it and the following business firms are well patronized:
T. R. Lawerence and Co., Postmaster and Groceries. O.E. Morris, Dry Goods and Groceries. Mrs. M. Mitchell, Restaurant. McWilliams and Murray, Garage and Groceries. O Grimmitt, Barber Shop. Wm.
Stanfield, Blacksmith and Repairing. Everett Lawerence, Barber Shop.
by Miss Pauline DeWitt
Brown Springs, on the Missouri Pacific Railroad twenty-one miles from Springfield, is a pretty village located in the center of the best agricultural land in Stone County. Its village school and Union Church are above average and the spring for which it is named is very large and beautiful. The community is of high moral standing and the following business firms are thrifty and reliable: Loyd Wampler, Merchant and Station Agent. Rosa Wilson, Restaurant. Cass Thomas, Barber Shop, Fred Hutler, Blacksmith.
by H. D. Berry
Nauvoo is a pretty rural village in the southwest part of the county located on high land overlooking the Big Indian Creek of clear aparkling water and surrounding farms. It has a county road leading to Missouri Highway No. 43 and to Arkansas Highway 21. Nauvoo has a good rural school and a community of congenial, hospitable and industrious people who welcome all industrious reciprocal homeseekers. Parts of the land is very fertile and all of it is fine for tame grass pastures, tomatoes, small fruits and vegetables. ...Businesses J. H. Cule, Postmaster and Merchant. Martin Bilyeu, General Merchandise. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Edwards, General Merchadise. H. E. Freeman, Black smith and Corn Mill.
Baxter, The Village of Smiles
by George W. Scott
Baxter is a secluded paradise of nature, the mecca of coveted enjoyment so often longed for in the lives of tired and weary souls shut out from nature's joys and happiness of the enchantment of the hills.
Baxter is snugly nestled on the rim of a great basin near the junction of the beautiful James and White Rivers, where the finny tribe abounds in plenty for the angling sports of the times. Baxter is located on a county highway four miles west of State Highway No. 43. The good school and church buildings are surrounded by beautiful mountains of grandeur where the numerour sweet scented wild flowers grow and fill the soul with nature's joys. The surroundings are filled with happy homes where the folks enjoy the fruits of their labor in the production of live stock poultry, grain, vegetables, fruits and grasses-oh, boy!
"Hey!" some may say, "that's too good to be true". But this is MISSOURI. Come down and we will SHOW you, and the following business firms and officials will extend the hand of welcome to all worthy homeseekers, tourists and mechanics who wish t secure a few acres to build a happy home.
J.C. Chappell, General Merchandise and Postmaster. John E. Scott, General Merchandise. Armour Cream Station. J.E. Scott, manager. Grist Mill, G.W. Scott proprietor. Hosea Meadows, Justice of Peace. E.H. Rogers, Deputy Sheriff. G.W. Scott, Notary Public and REal Estate. C.L. Blasingame, County Highway Commission. W. S. Lawerence, Constable. Hershel Bonham, E. E. Landers, and C. L. Blassingame, special road commissioners.
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