Tag: Historical Towns

RAF Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray is a small market town nestling on the edge of Leicestershire. Famous for its racehorses, pork pies and stilton cheese, and certain buildings being part of the divorce settlement of Anne of Cleves when she managed to pick her way out of her marriage to Henry VIII with her head intact, Melton Mowbray […]

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Historical Towns USA-   Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

Ste. Genevieve is the first permanent settlement on the Western bank of the Mississippi River.  It was founded in the 18th century by immigrants from Arcadia and migrants from Illinois Territory.  Census records state that Ste. Genevieve was permanently settled by 1752 with some accounts placing the settlement there as early as 1722.  On the […]

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Lawrence, Kansas

Prior to 1854, much of Kansas was part of the Shawnee Indian reservation. Kansas territory was open for settlement in 1854 and with that pronouncement all the trouble began. The country was embroiled in a debate about whether the future states would be slave or free. The Missouri Compromise had declared that all new territories […]

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