Publications & Books

Publications & Books

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All publications are also available to purchase at the Museum

GENEALOGY GUIDEBOOK
Help is here for researching family members

$5.00

BEFORE THE DAM WATERS
Story and pictures
of Old Linn Creek
by T. Victor Jeffries

$7.00


CAMDEN COUNTY HISTORY
by Lucille Keller Harpham

$7.00

THE METEORITE
IN DECATURVILLE

$4.00


UNION ELECTRIC ROACH CEMETERY
(proceeds benefit this Cemetery’s restoration)

$12.00

GLIMPSES OF HISTORY
VOL I

$8.00

GLIMPSES OF HISTORY
VOL II

$8.00

 

The Builders
A History of Macks Creek 1872-1972
Reprinted with permissionby the Camden County Historical Society “…They came building an empire, wrestling a scant but independent subsistence from the hills which they loved and which had loved and nurtured them – strong, free, loyal men and brave, true, beautiful women. The events and incidents that transpired in their lifetime is worthy of being recorded and remembered.”

$7.00

EARLY HISTORY OF CAMDEN COUNTY
Natural Description, Aborigines, Settlement, County Organization, Present Boundaries
Official, Judicial And Statistical Statistics, County Revenue, The Courts,
The Civil War & Slicker War, Towns And Villages, Educational Interests,
Ecclesiastical, Biographical Section

$20.00

FORGET ME NOT
Compiled and published by the Historical Society, the latest cemetery book.
Includes:
Adkins/Climax Springs, Allee Memorial Gardens, Anderson, Baker, Banner, Bell, Burns, Caldwell, Carver, Caviness, Chenoweth, Clairborne, Conway, Decaturville, Dale Blair, Dickerson, Edwards, Evington Farm, Farmer, Foster, Park, Garrison, Glover, Griesel, Hedges Camdenton, Hedges Columbarium and Hedges Scattering Garden, Hopkins, Houston, Hugo/Pleasant Valley, Hunters Memorial, Hurst, Kent Memorial Columbarium Knight, Lake Memorial, Lodge, Mace, Mills, Mistwood, Mount Horeb, Myetta, New Home- Tick Ridge, Old Erie, Old Linn Creek, Peace Lutheran, Percival, Purvis, Riverview, Rockdale, Shelby-Hall, Shawenee Bend, Shoop, Sluss, Stone, Union, Warren, Webster, Whitworth, Wiley-Gott, Woodall, Zebra, Zion
Benefit Camden County Cemeteries under the Historical Society’s Care

$25.00


Following are editions of
The 
CAMDEN COUNTY HISTORIAN

The Journal of the Camden County Historical Society
compiled by members of the Society

VOL. I SUMMER 1963
(Reprinted 1999) The First One Hundred Years
Indians, Ozark Lore, Early Settlers, Memories of Old Linn Creek, Excerpts from the Diary of W.E. Sharp-when called to Jefferson City on Grand Jury duty in 1892

$7.00

VOL. II 1969
Early Days in Linn Creek
Governor McClurg’s Mansion, Movement of the County Seat, The First Jail,
A Court House Built, Early Trails, Coming of the Steamboats, Civil War Days,
Reconstruction Days, The Lumber Industry, Upper Town Reborn,
The first Church in Linn Creek after the Civil War, The Funeral of Frank Moore,
A New School in Built, Early Postal Service, The First Newspaper in Linn Creek,
The First Telephone Line, The Camden County Bank is Organized,
The Diary of W. E. Sharp

$7.00

VOL. III JANUARY 1972
Early Days in Camden County
History of Camden County, 1889 Natural Description,

A review of the Mineral Resources and Early Mining in Camden County Mines,
Minerals and J.W. Vincent, 
Galena Prospecting in Camden County,
1846 
J.W. McClurg, Miner, Merchant and Governor,
History of Camden County 1889, The Indians of Camden County,
In Memory of Nelle Mae Moulder, The Great Flood of 1882

$7.00

 VOL. IV JULY 1972
(cover) Mr. Charles Wescott, First Postmaster of Macks Creek, MO
Old Salt Road, Ha Ha Tonka Has Bold History, The Hidden Past of Ha Ha Tonka,
Lake Gunter, Camping at Ha Ha Tonka, A Spring Happening,
Chronology of Ha Ha Tonka, Bushwhacking, Tornado of 1862, By Jupiter
Wholesale Murder, Cholera Along the Osage, Zebra, Coakley’s Cave,
The History of Macks Creek, Part 1 (reprint)

$7.00

VOL. V JULY 1976
(Revised 2000) Harrold’s Mill
Toronto by Wealthy Rainwater – 1936, A Pioneer Teacher or Molly Morgan Meads,
“Grandpa” – Heston Perry “Heck” Cullen, The Hon. Sid C. Roach,
George W. Osborn-Pioneer Educator/Rural Carrier,
The Blankenship Family & The Civil War, Governor Joseph W. McClurg,
The Garrison Family, Hines M.E. Chapel

$7.00

 VOL. VI 1977
HISTORY OF CAMDENTON
The Way It Was, In The Beginning, The Growing Years, The Way It Is,
Petition by Citizens, Law for Moving of a County Seat, Mayors of Camdenton,
The Camden County Bank, Joseph Vause Foster, Clinton E. Webb,
Hobart Parish, The Bankson – Woolery House, History of the Camdenton Schools,
The Community Christian Church, The Camdenton United Methodist Church,
History of the First Baptist Church, St. Anthony Catholic Church,
Camden County Rustic-Central Missouri Leader, The Reveille

$7.00

VOL. VII  1979-80
RAILROAD TIE MAKING CAMDEN COUNTY
Rooffener Bluff Tie Chute, Climax Springs Recalled, 
Voices from the Past,
Dogwood Festival, Myette Church & School, Folklore and Superstitions,
Camden County Government-The Linn Creek Years,
Personal Stories of Camden County Pioneers

$7.00

VOL. VIII  1980
LOOKING BACK AT OLD LINN CREEK
Comparison Map of 1904-1980, Looking Back at “Old” Linn Creek,
Bagnell Dam, Linn Creek – Today, Map of Camden County,
Battle of Munday’s Hollow

$7.00

VOL. IX  1981
ALONG THE BANKS OF THE NIANGUA RIVER
Families: Bunch, Laughlin, Hanks, Yadon, Capps, and Other Neighbors
Forest Grove or Laughlin Church, The School, Vignettes,
Sketches by George Osborn,
Oscar Jones Photographs of Bagnel School, Homes & People,
The Impact of the “Great Osage Project” upon the Environment & the People

$7.00

VOL. X  1983
THE CLAIBORNES
Pleasant Hill & Tunnel Dam Area, Town That Were,
The Wet Glaize Community, Glaize City, Dodson Family,
Samuel Gibson Family, Camp Ground Church, Armstrong

$7.00

VOL. XI  1984
PIONEER DOCTOR
Home in the Ozarks, George Loomis King Family, The Pope Family,
Stone Lake, The Mansfield Home, William Burns Family,
First Roach School House, Decaturville School, Mt. Zion School,
New Freedom School, The Foster Family

$7.00

VOL. XII  1985-1987
HA HA TONKA
Indians, Majesty and Mystique A Natural Heritage,
The Great Chasm and The Spring, The Grist Site,
The Island and Trout Glen, The Town On The Hill,
Gunter Ha Ha Tonka School, The Dream,
Bill Snyder Story: A Personal History, The Snyders We Knew,
The Lakeside Resort Remembered, Memories Of Ha Ha Tonka,
The Burning Of Ha Ha Tonka Castle & Tower,
The Park, Lt. Thomas Wybrant Lodge

$12.00

VOL. XII  Extra Edition
Families in the Ha Ha Tonka Area, The Lakeside Resort Remembered,
Lt. Thomas Wybrant Lodge
Biographical Sketches:
Lodge, Hartley, Orwig, Kellogg, Cullen, Heimbeaugh, Gunter, Caviness,
Mcguire, Crall, Mooney, Dugan, Jones, Roach, Irvin, Comstock, Luthy,
Crispin, Wenntrock, Ferguson, Bell, Knapp, Georges, Price, Foster,
Snyder, Richard, Mosier, Gibson, Branch, Webster, Scott, Newland,
Miller, Osborn, Butts, Crall, Moore, and Other Settlers
Short Bits, Ha Ha Tonka Or Hahatonka, The Missionary Ladies,
Via Windlass To The Spring, The Bells’ Coon Dog, Onyx Cave And Dry Cave,
Myetta Is Dead, The Mystery Cabin, Don’t Move That Stone,
First Postmaster, Honored By A King, 
The Furniture Man,
Hello Oscar – Hello Syble

$12.00

VOL. XIII  1992
THE SALSMAN FAMILY
The Nellda, A Family Excursion, Burnt Mill of the Little Niangua River,
History of Montreal School, East Ha Ha Tonka or Orwigtown,
Murder at Ha Ha Tonka, Osage Iron Works, John White,
Facts from the Past, Lon King, as I remember him,
Early Rural Schools of Camden County,
Black Pioneer Families of Camden County,
Camden County Slave Schedule of 1860,
Afro-American Families of Camden County 1870,
Post Offices & Postmasters of Camden County 1840-1931

$12.00

VOL. XIV  1998
A HISTORICAL PICTURE ALBUM
OF THE CAMDEN COUNTY AREA

$7.50

 VOL. XV  2014
“CAMDEN COUNTY: OUR HERITAGE, OUR HOPE”
An original play depicting Camden County from the time of
the Indians to the present.
Written by Helen & Robert Branyan

$7.50

VOL. XVI  2000 VOLUME I
CIVIL WAR
Missouri’s Civil War History,
The Rebellion, Osage Regiment of Home Guards,
Munday’s Hollow and Other Troops, The Blankenship Family,
Civil War Troop Crosses Osage River,
Affair at Linn Creek, October 14, 1861,
Headquarters Camp McClurg, October 16, 1861,
Joseph W. McClurg’s Civil War Sketch, Joseph W. McClurg’s
Civil War Letter, The Civil War Children,
Excerpt: “Camden County – Our Heritage – Our Hope”,
Mace Cemetery, Currency and the Confederacy, Civil War Slang “Black Dutch”,
Letters from James T. Dobbins, Union Soldier Ozark Lore,
Civil War Soldiers – Camden County, Partial Listing Alfred Fayant, Soldier,
Grand Army of the Republic Retirement Home Old Glory,
Rally Around the Flag

$12.00

Vol. XVII  2004
A Short Tour of Camden County, Historic Post Offices in Camden County,
Carry-on Camp for Girls, Governor Joseph W. McClurg,
Lake of the Ozarks: A Vanishing Arcadian Paradise

$12.00

 Vol. XVIII  2007
Missouri’s New National Park Beautiful Hahatonka,
My Life in Shawnee Bend and the Story of the Miller/Shawnee Bend Cemetery,
Our Old Pioneers, A Memorial Address by Hon. J. W. Armstrong
at the Hillhouse, Graveyard, 
Olendorf Park – The Little Highway 54 Roadside Park
You May Never Have Visited, 
The Legends of Joseph W. McClurg – A Man Called “Mac”,
The Memoir’s of Edna Jackson, The History of the United Linn Creek Methodist Church,
Profiles / Reports/ Short Subjects

$12.00

Vol. XIX 2009
True stories
by Norine Albers, Lake Media

$7.00

Vol. XX  2012
Old Linn Creek Cemetery – by Carolyn Hines & Norine Albers,
Glaize City, Missouri  – by Merle Cross,
The New Linn Creek School Building  – by Susan Clark Jenkins
Your Heritage – by Vee Rudi
The “Slicker War” – by J.W. Vincent
The Ousley Claiborne-Frances Hunter Robertson Family – by Aura Claiborne Esther
Zack Wheat – by Norine Albers
Battle of Monday’s Hollow – by Clark Hargus
Three Local Laughlin Brothers – by Mac Green
Civil War Letters – by Alaina Hoyt
Churches in Camden County – by Kitt Kitterman
Construction of Bagnell Dam – by William L Smith
J Bar H Rodeo – by Norine Albers
Historic Roach – by Mac Green & James Roach
Perkins Cave Exploration from 1899 Goodspeed

$12.00


Also sold at the Historical Society

DENNIS YATES, ARTIST (1947-2010)
Friend of the Museum

Capturing the moment on canvas preserves history, Dennis T. Yates did just that. The nationally and internationally known artist is best known for painting the “delicate play of light.” Dennis said that he “responds to the scene” and that “listening is the best controller.” “I rehearse the whole painting ahead of time.” He stated, “Rendering life, with the wonder of light, fills my heart. This concept
conveys an honest, sincere, and accurate suggestion of the reality of life in the current moment.”
In 1979, Dennis Yates sketched four historic local scenes for the Camden County Bank to use as customer gifts. They included: Ha Ha Tonka castle during a snow, the post office surrounded with snow, the J.R. Wells boat anchored in Tuscumbia, and a street scene in (old) Linn Creek. The street scene in Old Linn Creek depicts the prosperous river town that was an important port city for commerce and travel on the Osage River. During the months of construction for the Bagnell Dam, Linn Creek residents moved their families and businesses to the new town of Linn Creek, Camdenton and to Lebanon. They planned new homes, moved their livestock and rebuilt their lives. This (old) Linn Creek scene shows a busy (old) Route 54. Yates related in 1979 that “the pencil is a simple but, exciting way of capturing form. That, coupled with fascinating subject matter, made the whole process very enjoyable.” Sitting in the meeting room at the Camden County Bank in Camdenton, Dennis Yates autographed all nine hundred and ninety penciled-sketched copies.

The complete set is on exhibit at the Camden County Museum.
There are a few remaining sets for sale through the museum for a donation of $500.00 for a set of four.


PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CAMDEN COUNTY
produced by the Camden County Historical Society

$42.90

 

LEST WE FORGET II
A publication listing the cemeteries and their census information for the Russell Township
area of Camden County
Editors Varner & Young

$10.00

 

Gone but Not Forgotten
Another cemetery publication covering the townships of Auglaize and Jackson
Don & Judy Varner

$20.00


Lake of the Ozarks, The Early Years
by H. Dwight Weaver

$20.00

 Lake of the Ozarks, Vintage Vacation Paradise
by H. Dwight Weaver

$20.00

THE KALEIDOSCOPE HILLS

$30.00

HILLBILLIES REDNECKS REBELS (And Other Nice People)

$5.00

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY OF LAKE OF THE OZARKS
by H. Dwight Weaver

$20.00

LIMB OF THE JUDAS TREE
by Robert Dean Anderson

$29.95

ASHES THE YEAR THEY BURNED OLD LINN CREEK
by Robert Dean Anderson

$26.00

THE OZARKS
by H. Dwight Weaver

$20.00

THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE
by Robert Dean Anderson

$25.00

MURDER ON ROUSE HILL
by Alan Terry Wright

$19.00