NIXA EARLY HISTORY

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NIXA EARLY HISTORY

Items in the NIXA EARLY HISTORY Collection

NIXA PLOWING CREW
LINDSAY MCCONNELL AND FELLOW WORKERS PLOWING ON THE MCCONNELL FARM NORTHWEST OF NIXA AROUND 1900. From left: Will Stephenson; Cornelius Maynard; Lindsay (Lenza) McConnell; Lewis Maynard

JOHN PEG LEG NELSON AND FRIENDS
John Peg Leg Nelson is seen at his flour mill on James River southwest of Springfield and northwest of Nixa in the 1900 era. He is in the middle, showing his peg leg that gave him his nickname. He bought the working mill from the Griffin family…

NIXA FARMERS TAKE A BREAK FROM PLOWING
Local Nixa farmers Roscoe Harding, his younger brother Fay Harding, Bill Pruitt, little boy Zed Tennis, and Zed's dad take a break from farming southwest of Nixa in the late 1910s

COLUMBUS H. KERR FAMILY
Columbus H. Kerr was known as Lum Kerr. He was the first village attorney for Nixa. His wife Viola and Lum are seen in this 1909 photo with their children Fleet, Gene, and LaFon Kerr Russell.

CLAIRE WEST FAMILY AND FRIENDS 1899
School teacher Claire West moved to Nixa and founded the Nixa Hardware in 1898. After around a year he sold the new business in 1899 to F. M. Wasson of Riverdale. In this 1898 photo Mr. West is shown with family and friends. In the back row from…

CASSINDA RUYLE BOLIN
This 1895 era photo shows Cassinda Ruyle Bolin who had married Granville Bolin in 1850 in then Greene County, Missouri. By the Civil War era this young couple were at home a short distance southeast of future Nixa. She passed away in 1910. Cassinda's…

B FRANK WEST FARM
The B Frank West Farm as a new silo is being constructed. Mr West is the man on the left standing in front of the new silo.

ALEX WEST HOME GETS A WELL
Alex West was a life-long resident of the Nixa area. Sometimes a farmer he was also into early day real estate and "traded" farms and houses around Nixa. In this photo, well driller Jim Amos and crew are drilling a well for Mr. West at his Nixa…

HALLIE GODDARD WISNER
Hallie Goddard around 1888. She was reared northeast of Nixa along the Greene-Christian County line. When she wed Robert E. Wisner she came to live on his heritage land just north of newly named Nixa.

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