Research and documentation of local history,local Civil War history,agriculture,and genealogy.Oregon & Howell County,Missouri Fulton,Marion,Lawrence
County,Arkansas. Contributor of much information published in the 12 Oregon County,Missouri books 2010-2018. Listed below. I receive no income from the book sales, it all goes to the OCHS Treasurer.
I will transfer any memorials that are not my relation, just ask.
Check my albums on the Thayer Missouri Historical Society page on facebook for grave locations WITH markers up to 2012 in Thayer Cemetery and Riverside Cemetery. Album:Thayer Cemetery Album: Riverside Cemetery. This work was done by Larry & Susan Matthews in 2012
I have around 70 albums and over 12,000 photographs, articles, and bits of historical information on Thayer, Missouri and the surrounding area. facebook: Thayer Missouri Historical Society
Oregon County Train Wrecks & Plane Crashes will be available in late September 2017. Over 200 pages with many pictures. Wrecks and crashes outside the immediate area are included,as well as some general airport and train service information. Stories by Max H. Evans,Marge Caldwell Shipp,Jenny Underwood,Research and Photographs by Lindan Shann Caldwell,art by Anita Caldwell.
Bill Combs, James Darrell Strain
Stories Told : At My Daddy's Knees
Thayer Missouri Historical Society
Lindan Shann Caldwell
Founded October 29,2016
Also under TMHS is the
Koshkonong Missouri Historical Society II
Thomasville Missouri Historical Society
Eleven Point River Historical Society.
These are all just facebook pages/albums.
President of the Oregon County Historical Society
Meetings are the second Thursday of the month,there are no dues or membership,we just encourage people to attend,contribute,and enjoy the local history. As of November 7, 2021 all meetings have been suspended until we all have COVID-19 shots, boosters, and can safely meet again. As I am retired and disabled I have continued to research online and do as much as possible for my time on Earth.
Lindan Shann Caldwell President,Historian,Researcher,Photographer
Jenny Underwood,Editor,Writer,Publisher and Media Expert.
Mike Crawford, Vice President, Chaplain
Marge Caldwell Shipp, Treasurer
Sue Blankenship Scott, Secretary
Joe Dan Caldwell, Sgt at Arms
Josh Rogers, First VP
Member of the South Central Missouri Genealogical Society And Historical Society; (Howell County Missouri)
Oregon County History Book Volume I reprint now available.Amazon.com 700 pages $30.00
Readin, Writn, and Rithmatic also reprinted and available at Amazon.com
Growing Up Oregon County Bill Combs, 2014 at Amazon.com 100 pages $10.00
These books are also for sale at the Alton Library,Hirsch Feed in Thayer, Cover Lumber Co in Thayer,
Historical Sketches Of The Warm Fork Hill Country
1973,reprint 2015.By Joe Senn, Dorys Ward
Sketches by Anita Caldwell
Good history of the Mo / Arkansas state line area, Thayer,Mo ; Mammoth Spring Arkansas, many sketches by Anita Caldwell,$20
17 of the original sketches were framed by Joe Senn and are on display at various locations in Thayer and Mammoth Spring. 5 are in the Thayer Library, Thayer City Hall, 6 in Mammoth Spring City Hall.
Koshkonong Historical Museum ( Best museum in the Ozarks)
Contact: Koshkonong City Hall.
Koshkonong books are available for $25 each
The Irish Wilderness by Mike Crawford
Reprint and additional information and color pictures. 150 pages,color,good quality book with area history. $25
Oregon County History: Memories Of World War II
Memories of Thayer,businesses,people,etc. By Max Evans, with extra's by Jenny Underwood,Marge Shipp,Phyllis Miller, Shann Caldwell,and others.100 very interesting pages, $10.00
Oregon County History
The Eleven Point River
Ferrys,Crossings,Mills, Billmore and Myrtle. By Marge Caldwell Shipp, Digital Editor: Jenny Underwood,many contributions and photographs by Lindan Shann Caldwell. and other contributors. Available Sept 2016 125 pages,new material not seen or written about before,great value for $15.00 Good information and pictures of Caldwell Ferry 1936-1957 and Lum Johnson's Ferry 1897-1922 ? Much more information and pictures will be added to the 2022 reprint.
Oregon County's 3 Flags By Lewis Simpson,available at the Food Co-Op in Alton,great source for early Oregon County History. Best early to 1900 history. $20.00
Prime Time In The Ozarks
By Max H. Evans
Great book of growing up in Thayer from the 1930's to the later years. Max is a 1953 Thayer High School graduate. Over 200 pages and some sketches by Robert Evans.
Thayer Library, Alton Library, West Plains Library
"How to be polite, respectable, honest, and honorable to your fellow man and how to follow the law of the land. "
By Lindan Shann Caldwell No Charge
Member South Central Missouri Genealogical Society
Facebook: Col John R Woodside SCV Camp 203
Granny Blue Day
Matilda Evans Blue
Ozarks Pioneer Woman
Nov 7 and 8 , 2014
Thank you to the descendants from 5 states that came to honor Matilda,her family,and the Confederate men and women of the area.
Sons Of Confederate Veterans Camp 203 Alton and West Plains, Marideth Sisco, Lynda Witherspoon Finch, Dr. Cindy Grisham, Dr. Brian Davis, Maureen Cover Calvin, Dorothy Ellis, Carl Burkhead,Lou Wehmer, and many others.
Facebook: Lindan S Caldwell: Granny Blue album and Granny Blue Community
YouTube : Granny Blue Country Cemetery Celebration
Oct 7,2015 Mo S and T College Rolla,Geophysics class did GPR on the Granny Blue Farm Cemetery AKA Old George Martin Farm Cemetery. 29 graves were identified with 40 more possible graves plus the shallow grave depressions for a possible total of 100 graves. This historical project was funded by the Oregon County Historical Society,Col John R Woodside Camp SCV 203 , and private donations. Additional marker placed January 2018, funded by OCHS
Sometime in 2022 we hope to publish a spiral bound book of about 200 pages of information, history, and photographs
titled : Warm Fork Of Spring River
Lindan Shann Caldwell & Skyla Morgan Caldwell
Good websites: thegraveyardrabbit.com
Woodmen Of America Tree Markers
Military Hall Of Honor
Excellent source for older newspapers.
Ark-ives.com Arkansas Confederate pensions
Missouri soldiers database SOS site
Civil War records.
Missouri SOS,Death Certificates 1910-1970
Missouri Confederate pension applications
(Familysearch.com) 27,084 images
Dr George W Taylor medical examinations,8 pages,mostly Ozark County,Missouri
Union pension records
National Archives Form 85B
UDC United Daughters of Confederate Veterans
The Confederate Veteran magazine archives. These hard bound volumes are available at the Alton Library and West Plains Library
Compendium:Official Records Of The Civil War, same libraries
CCC Personnel records and military personnel records
National Archives of St Louis
St. Louis Research Center and Missouri Library
Missouri History Museum St Louis
Missouri Civil War Museum at Jefferson Barracks
My family lines:
Father: Thomas Darrell Caldwell 1926-1999
Maternal Grandfather; Almon Herbert Jones 1895-1952
Hix Roy 1829-1895
Ephraim Williams 1851-
James Thomas Butler 1862-1900
John Franklin Mansfield 1866-1952
Nancy Jane Sturgeon
William Eugene Fears
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