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Necessary Evil: Settling Missouri with a Rope and a Gun
By: Joe Johnston
Published by Missouri History Museum
Second in the Vigilante Series, following The Mack Marsden
Murder Mystery: Vigilantism or Justice
Release Date: Oct 22, 2014
Necessary Evil: Settling Missouri with a Rope and a Gun is a
thrilling account of Missouri’s vigilante history, from the Mormon Wars of the
1830s, to the turn of the 20th Century. Weaving together some 150 stories,
Necessary Evil is the second book published by Missouri History Museum in its
Vigilante Series. It details how and why people took the law into their own
hands in Missouri like nowhere else. After all, it was a territory opened to
settlement before there were laws, lawmen, or courts, and somebody had to do
Joe Johnston is a writer, artist, and songwriter, whose
articles have appeared widely in history magazines. Joe is a native of Missouri
and he will be speaking and signing copies at the Festus Public Library,
Festus, MO at 5:30 on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend!
Necessary Evil: Settling Missouri with a Rope and a Gun is available from Missouri History Museum, http://mohistory.org/node/9671, and
from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eCampus.com, and other local and online
*Family History Fair at the Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch*
Jefferson County Genealogical Society and the Jefferson County Library,
Northwest Branch will host a Family History Fair on Saturday October 18
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Library, located
at 5680 State Road PP, High Ridge. This is a great opportunity to learn how
one can start your family history project or get great tips on advancing
Presentations will be given throughout the day. Attendees can choose
between “American Passenger Arrival Records” or “Archival Newspaper
10 - 11a.m. & “One Record Isn’t Enough” or “History of Jefferson County”
from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. In addition, be amused and educated by a Civil War
Singer from 11 – 11:30 am & 1:30 – 2:00 pm. To conclude the day, all are
invited to attend “Ask the Expert Panel – Question & Answer” from 2:00 –
A designated lunch break will be from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.The library's
cafe will be open.
Many genealogical and historical organizations will be present to answer
questions about their group. The Library will offer free access to their
online genealogy databases Ancestry, Heritage Quest and Fold3. Volunteers
will be available for assistance.
There will be many door prizes, a quilt raffle, and the grand prize will be
a one-year World Explorer Subscription to Ancestry.com.
The program is free and open to anyone interested in family history.
Registration is not required to attend. For more information, contact
Christine Merseal or Mindy Hudson at 636-677-8186 or visit the Jefferson
County Genealogical Society website at www.jcgsmo.org
Christine Merseal, CG
Library Specialist I --- Genealogy
Jefferson County Library
5680 State Rd. PP
High Ridge, MO 63049
Certified Genealogist and CG are proprietary service marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists used by the Board to identify its program of
genealogical competency evaluation and used under license by the Board's