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|Jones Brothers Mule Barn |
|Cassingham's & Son, Warrensburg, MO |
Jones Brothers Mule Barn
About 1918, Horses From Warrensburg Shipped to the World War Front in Germany
|Cassingham's Warrensburg, MO |
Jones Brothers Mule Barn
|1907 Sanborn Insurance Map, Warrensburg, MO |
Jones Brothers Mule Barn at the corner of
N. Miller (College) and E. Depot, topside
1914 Sanborn Insurance Map
|Jones Brothers Mules, West Pine Street, Warrensburg, MO |
Maybe heading for the train?
|Keith Jones, Warrensburg, MO|
Although the nature of the business Conducted in the building changed When Cassingham's moved in, it is likely thatmany of Cassingham's customers had been there When The Jones Brothers occupied it. The hardware store catered to area farmers. An ad for the store that was published in the local paper in 1940 Declared that "Whether it's a camping trip or a neighborly chat between farmers, the conversation will turn to Cassingham's. "54 (See Figure 10.) The offerings of the hardware store Reflected the growing popularity of trucks and tractors on area farms. Although They sold harnesses and some equine equipment When They first opened, They Also sold and serviced International fire trucks. According To Nat Cassingham, the recessed area and garage door That were added to the southwest corner werewolf Designed Specifically to accommodate Those trucks, Which he Referred to as farm trucks.55 He recalled overpriced That the harness line was closed out and the remaining stock was auctioned off Relatively early in the store's history. Other early advertisements for Cassingham's Show That They catered to truck and tractor owners at least through the 1950s. A 1939 ad announces a sale on John Deere implements, and in 1950, They had a big sale on Seiberling tractor and truck tires and tubes. 56 The building was home to Cassingham's Hardware Store, For more than half a century. The Cassingham family sold the business in the late 20th century, but Retained ownership of the building. The hardware store closed in the early 2000s, and Nat Cassingham sold the building to the current owner, Jason Elkins, in 2008. This nomination is the first step in a planned rehabilitation of the property.
|Cassingham's & Son, Warrensburg, MO|
The Missouri Mule
|Photograph of soldiers working with a mule at Camp Clark, Nevada, Missouri. 1984.72.75|
Lathrop, Missouri: The Shapes Mule Capital of the World
|Photograph of Soldier Attempting to ride a mule. |
|Photograph of soldiers "putting a gas mask on a mule." 1981.16.65|
|Photograph of a four mule teams pulling a load of supplies. |
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Ellis Basham, Jr. on June 3, 2000 and the son Richard Wallace Basham.
She is survived by two daughters, Judith Roberts of Warrensburg, Missouri, Paula Clifton of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one sister, Emily Cook of Zephyrhills, Florida; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.