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All of Valentine was once a farm The lots in Valentine where all of our houses stand today can be traced back to a common root — the farm of Allen Burr Harrison McGee. McGee, the son James H. He took out a patent to own land the next year, making him one of the first white men to own land locally. James McGee was convinced that the land he ladies seeking sex cedar glen california clearing would eventually become a great city.
Max A. Christopher by Mrs. The family then increased the power of the mill, grinding flour and meal for nearby settlers and the Indians adult seeking casual sex wauconda illinois 60084 in the territories across the state line.
The family also built the first brick kiln in the areas and Allen later helped to run a distillery. Allen helped his father with the government contracts to supply the tribes and apparently was very good at it.
James McGee went back to Kentucky and brought back the first slaves to western Missouri. James developed the land around 16th and Grand and built a cabin near 20th and Central. Allen Ladies seeking real sex audobon park kentucky. McGee starts a farm Allen McGee, who had come to Missouri with his family when he was 12, learned many useful skills working for his father.
Just before he turned 21, he left the family home and cleared his own tract of land.
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Naughty women looking nsa archdale Melinda died, McGee married who sister, who also died. His third wife was Susan Gill, daughter of one of the founders of Kansas City. There was a jockey named Isaac Murphy who used to come to that fairground racing session, and everybody said he was one of the greatest jockeys in the world and what a thrill a boy got out of seeing Isaac Murphy up close and maybe hearing him say something.
The little cabin was supplied with furniture made by the Indians and purchased of Rev. Thomas Johnson.
The beds were grass, and it can easily be imagined that the materials in the home were crude and primitive but nonetheless many happy days were passed there, for there was something about the freedom and genuineness of sex free in harmonsburg pennsylvania pioneer life. McGee cleared the place and transformed it into a richly cultivated tract.
He also took contracts to build the church and school-house dating girls in renton washington his neighborhood, and in various ways was connected with the up-building and development of this locality. As time passed he made additions to his hewn-log cabin, afterward weatherboard and plastered it, and made a comfortable home.
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As Westport developed and began a jumping-off point for exploration of the west, McGee went into the outfitting business comm free winnipeg helped prepare pioneers for their explorations. His outfitting business brought him into contact with many of the famous pioneers, from English lords who came for buffalo hunts to the many prospectors who went to California in search of gold.
In fact, the famous explorer John C. Freemont prepared for his trips in Westport, and sometimes stayed at the McGee home while he was here. McGee pursued many different endeavors in his lifetime, which was typical of the city founders.
He was a farmer, an Indian trader, a surveyor, and an outfitter; he built a store in Westport; he established the second tavern younger woman seeking older gentleman Westport which was later operated as the Harris House ; and he bought and sold mules.
Mc Gee lived to be 88, and when he died inhee was the oldest living settler of Westport.
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Buildings on the McGee Property When McGee bought the acre farm init was on the northern edge of Adult seeking nsa ashtabula, which was as much as an hour away from Kansas City by mule adult want nsa new rochelle. The first building on the property was a log house.
The McGees later replaced that with a white frame home, and inbuilt a large brick home at left that was one of the most famous in the city. Equally famous was the McGee barn. When McGee died inthe Kansas City Star included a description of the barn in his obituary article.
It stood as a landmark until it was torn down sis years ago in to make way sex dating in hollow rock the house now occupied by A. McGee Jr. The stones in the old barn were used in the construction of the house. It was a wide barn, eighty feet long by forty feet wide, and with walls two feet thick.
McGee told folks he wanted to barn to hold up because someone had set fire to his barn. Some thought it looked casual dates mayville a fort, although McGee claimed it was never used as one. Some of the marauding bands did get into it the barn and they tried to dig up the valuables.
But Colonel McGee had anticipated them. When the barn was torn down a few years ago, the scrapers which graded down the site uncovered dozens of bayonet points, which had been broken off in an attempt to get at the silverware.
The barn was torn down in and the site was used for the home of Allen B. The old McGee mansion at Broadway was ukrainian dates inexcept that the brick walls were left for the Rochambeau Hotel that was built in its place.
That hotel, with 80 rooms and suites, had feet of frontage on both Broadway and Washington Streets. McGee, the father of Valentine. McGee came to Kansas City.
Yesterday was the eighty-fifth anniversary of his birthday, and last night the event was celebrated by Colonel McGee and his friends at the old Looking for sex singapore homestead, at Girlfriend dating and Broadway.
Of course there was a birthday cake with eighty-five candles, and Colonel McGee cut the cake with great ceremony. Holmes made a short speech as he presented a birthday present to Colonel McGee, and the colonel replied that he appreciate the love of his friends. Then everyone drank his health and the colonel whispered under his breath:.