Oran Missouri History
Not every small town gets the chance to celebrate 150 years, but Oran, Missouri, is ready. Just Plain Fun, which organizer Leroy Eftink also manages in Chaffee Missouri, says the celebration itself will take place July 19-20 in a city park.
You just don't know what's going on in a small town, says Eftink, but it takes you back to the days of the early settlers. Slinkard says some of the families living in Oran today date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, and some go even further back.
America's expansion would not end there, and Gadsden's purchase led to the creation of the Indian Reservation, the first of its kind in the country. In 1871, the government passed a crucial law that said the United States would not treat the Indian tribes as sovereign entities. The division of the reserve into smaller parcels led to a significant decline in Indian land ownership. That is history, but what really defines Orange's story so much more than a small town is the story behind it all.
For more information on the research and use of vital records, visit United States Vital Records. You can purchase a copy or excerpt of most of the original records and how to order them from Missouri Vital Records.
When applying for a microfilm loan, please include the date and time period you need, as well as your name, address and telephone number. If you are unsure about your district, check out the list of Missouri cities on microfilm from SHSMO. You can find newspaper advertisements by searching for district and place names with keywords. Once you have found a city, click on the corresponding name of the county and you will be taken to a page with newspapers in that county, sorted alphabetically by the city title.
The Columbia Research Center mainly houses newspaper microfilms, but some rolls can also be viewed at the University of Missouri - St. Louis and the Missouri State Library. If you would like to visit one of the SHSMO research centres, please send a request prior to your visit to ensure that all the microfilms you wish to view can be transferred to your preferred centre and are available on the day of your visit.
For more information about the SHSMO newspaper collection, please visit the University of Missouri's online library catalog, which includes the holdings of the State Historical Society. For information about Cape Girardeau and Springfield research centers, please contact them. St. Louis and Kansas City have recorded births and deaths since the 1850s and The Missouri State Archives provides records for the first two decades of its existence, beginning in 1910.
Eftink noted that the boom of the city coincided with two railway lines that eventually found their way through Oran, although unfortunately much has been lost, such as some interesting architecture. As part of the effort to preserve as much history as possible, Slinkard said he hopes people submit their family stories.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most of the Center's only databases, but they may not always have the full service that the Family History Center normally provides. Companies in Oran should have this form available, and the library and town hall also have their own forms.
Orange's other institutions include the Oran Public Library, City Hall and the St. Louis County Historical Society. Family History Centres provide access to a wide range of information about the history of the city and its people, as well as the local community.
Visit the HomeTown Locator for information about populated areas in Scott County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs. The University of Missouri Digital Library has information about all Missouri counties (circa 1930), including Scott County. An animated map illustrating the boundary changes in the Missouri District can be found on the St. Louis County Historical Society website under "Rotating Formation."
The State Historical Society of Missouri has behaved in the past in a similar way to the St. Louis County Historical Association. It may contain information about the history of Scott County, MO, as well as other parts of the state.
In 1883, Captain Ward proposed that the name of the municipal post office be changed to Oran. In 1884 it was registered in the U.S. Postal Service Register of Postamices in St. Louis, MO.
It was also a harbinger of trade with Sudan and became a port north of the African kingdom of Tlemcen in 1437. It was a shipping point and had shops and warehouses, but also a shop and warehouse as there was no nearby Caney Creek station. Amrhein was a lumberjack by profession and Oran had a long history of conflict with the nearby city of St. Louis, Missouri. Much of this unrest occurred during the civil war between the US Army and the Ottoman Empire.