September 27: Seligman, Missouri

The town of Herdsman, Missouri (also known as Roller’s Ridge), on the Ozark Plateau, was renamed Seligman on this date in 1880, to honor Joseph Seligman (1819-1880), a financier of railroads. The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad had transformed the town from a small settlement of railroad workers, with only a liquor store, a drug store, […]

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