Early Stone  Cutters

In Western  Missouri


A  Research  Study From

Jones-Seelinger-Johannes Foundation

PoplarHeights Farm

103  West Walnut  Street

Butler,  Missouri


Brian Phillips - Executive Director

Terrie Jessup - Program Director

Patricia Jacobs - Research Assistant

Betty Newton - Research Assistant


Photography - Brian Phillips, Terrie Jessup, Melissa Phillips


A special thanks to all who helped with the research, drove us through farm fields, climbed down in abandoned quarries, spent weeks looking at dim microfilm and old dusty books,  gathered family photos and memorabilia and generously shared their stories,  to Kling Memorials who opened their records and shop to us and to Early American Industries Association whose grant made this work possible.




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