Category: History & Heroes

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Milton Santee

Charles Milton Santee was a surveyor and land agent based in Rolla, Missouri for South Pacific Railroad Lands. 150 years ago, in 1869 he surveyed the villages of Dixon, Hancock, Crocker, and Richland as the railroad reached those points in its westward journey across Pulaski County, Missouri. 1. Santee surveyed the village of Prairieville, Illinois… Read more »

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Julius Ochs Adler

Brigadier General Julius Ochs Adler was assigned to the Sixth Infantry Division at Fort Leonard Wood September 1941. 1. At the time of his death, Julius Ochs Adler was general manager and first vice-president of the New York Times and President and Publisher of the Chattanooga Times. 2. President Eisenhower, in 1953, described Major General… Read more »

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Cyrus Colley

Cyrus Colley is the namesake of Colley Hollow, west of Waynesville in Pulaski County, Missouri. Colley settled on 300 acres of land there in 1832. 1. “Cyrus Colley found on his farm an artistically made rock pipe-bowl, so well preserved that one of his ‘hired men’ fixed a stem to it and enjoyed a modern… Read more »

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Joseph W. McClurg

Joseph W. McClurg, 19th Governor of Missouri, was the namesake of McClurg Street at Richland, Missouri in Pulaski County. 1. McClurg once served as deputy Sheriff in Saint Louis County. 2. An 1893 Shelbina Democrat news article describes McClurg as “an Ozark pioneer” and “The Prince of Merchants.” 3. To curb the rising costs of… Read more »

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Uriel Crocker

Uriel Crocker, publisher and member of the board of directors of South Pacific Railroad, was the namesake of Crocker, Missouri in Pulaski County. Beginning as early as the 1920’s Mr. Crocker has often accidentally been misidentified as Eurilis J. Crocker.* 1. Crocker’s grandfather, Josiah Crocker, was a great admirer of Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” Crocker is… Read more »