300 Years of the French in Old Mines
A Narrative History of the Oldest Village in Missouri
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
“While this meticulous record of every aspect of the history, life, and culture of Old Mines, Missouri, may prove a daunting task to the casual reader, it will surely provide a treasure trove for residents and researchers, who will delight in the ready availability of dependable details on the life and times of this early mining town in the ‘Show-Me’ state.”
—Pauline Nugent, Professor of Classics and Biblical Hebrew, Missouri State University
“This examination of Missouri’s oldest settlement efficiently catalogs and recounts the cultural and linguistic heritage of the families in and around Old Mines. 300 Years of the French in Old Mines dutifully entwines the history of the Catholic church with the surrounding community. That this small, unincorporated French community nestled within the St. Francois Mountains has endured for three centuries is a testament to the faith of its people and their ancestry."
—Kristopher Morehead, Pipkin IB/MYP World School, Springfield, Missouri