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Goode for Atchison, Part Three

When last we left George Goode (parts 1, 2), he spoke out against Francis Blair, Jr. Blair supported Thomas Hart Benton for the Senate seat then occupied by… 750 more words

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Goode for Atchison, Part Two

In defending Atchison, or castigating Blair, George Goode declared himself above and beyond party matters. He spoke as a statesman grappling with the great issue of the day. 496 more words

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Goode for Atchison, Part One

Frank Blair told the Missouri legislature that the future of the state hung in the balance. Would Missouri remain a backward slave state, scaring away immigrants and depressing its economy with slave labor? 609 more words

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St. Louis, Jefferson City and Kansas City, Mo - June 29

In the tour of the basilica, the guide mentioned three things you needed to try in St. Louis: roasted ravioli, gooey butter cake and Ted Drew’s custard. 495 more words

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The Future of Missouri and David Rice Atchison

Men of David Rice Atchison’s bent spilled over the Missouri border to make Kansas into a slave territory. They made their choice its non-voting delegate to Congress. 672 more words

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