CARTHAGE , acity and the
See also:county-seat of
See also:Jasper county,
See also:Missouri, U.S.A., on the
See also:river, about 950 ft. above
See also:sea-level, and about 150 M . S. by E. of Kansas City . Pop . (189o) 7981; (1900) 9416, of whom 539 were negroes; (1910
See also:census) 9483 . It is served by the St
See also:Louis &
See also:San Francisco, the Missouri Pacific, and the St Louis, Iron
See also:Mountain &
See also:railways, and is connected with Webb City and
See also:Joplin, Mo., and
See also:Galena, Kan., by the electric
See also:line of the Southwest Missouri railway . The
See also:town is built on high ground underlain by solid
See also:limestone, and has much natural and architectural beauty . It is the seat of the Carthage Collegiate Institute (Presbyterian) . A
See also:assembly and a county
See also:fair are held annually . In the vicinity there are valuable lead,
See also:zinc and
See also:coal mines, and quarries of Carthage "marble," with which the county
See also:house is built . Carthage is a jobbing centre for a fruit and
See also:grain producing region; live-stock (especially
See also:harness horses) is raised in the vicinity; and among the city's manufactures are lime,
See also:flour, canned fruits, furniture,
See also:bed springs and mattresses,
See also:mining and
See also:quarrying machinery, ploughs and woollen goods . In 1905 the factory products were valued at $1,179,661 . Natural
See also:gas for domestic use and for factories is piped from the Kansas gas
See also:fields .
See also:municipality owns and operates the electric-
See also:lighting plant . Carthage, founded in 1833, was laid out as a town and became the county-seat in 1842, was incorporated as a town in 1868, was chartered as a city in 1873, and in 1890 became a city of the third class under the general (state)
See also:law . On the 5th of
See also:July 1861 about 3500 Confederates under General
See also:James E . Rains and M . M . Parsons, accompanied by
See also:Governor Claiborne
See also:Jackson (1807-1862), and 1500 Union troops under Colonel
See also:Sigel, were engaged about 7 M.
See also:north of the city in an indecisive skirmish which has been named the
See also:battle of Carthage .
CARTHAGE (Phoenician Kart-hadshat, " New City "; Gr...
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