Around those two hills are woven legends and history that, to this day remains a mystery. One legend claims Indian tribes fought at the site and, after the battle formed the mounds, either as monuments or burial grounds for slain warriors.
Chalfant's ancestors were settlers in early Georgetown and the story of the wagon train had been handed down. One day W L Shockly and R H Carr took picks and went out to see if they could dig up any buried treasure They dug into the Knobs but all that they were able to find were skeletons, perhaps of mound dwellers.
From Woofee's Ghosts
|1819 Wagons Went from Georgetown to the Knobs of Knob Noster. Everyone was killed by Indians and the gold disappeared. ".....the remains of the wagon wheel rims were found where all had been killed and their wagons burned but where was the gold?"|
|One Residence of Samuel Workman, Founder of Knob Noster, MO 1895|
|Windkler Brothers Grocery, Bakery & Restaurant, Knob Noster, MO 1895|
|Residence of Mr. Alonzo Case, Knob Noster, MO 1895|
|Bank of Knob Noster, MO Oldest Bank in the county. Organized in 1869 drawing from 1895|
On March 25 1892, before midnight, a fire was discovered on the first floor of Cases Hardware William Elliott, one of the first to discover the fire, went running down the street yelling and soon 100 men had gathered with buckets of water, but even so, they couldn't save the building. The Masonic Temple was located in this building on the third floor.
|Metts Brothers Furniture Store, Knob Noster, MO 1895|
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