By Kathy Smith, secretary

The Cedar County Historical Society met at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the museum in Stockton. Members present were Judy Nichols, president; Bob Phillips, vice president; Kathy Smith, secretary; Kay Snow, treasurer; Shirley Potts, assistant treasurer; Connie Maupin, Chris Barber, Gayle Teague, Sharyl Henry, Ken Potts and Dale Goodman.

Under old business, printer ink cartridges will be accepted and recycled at Green Hippo. Smith will find out more about the procedure involved. The moving of the Hartley safe is still pending, as is the status of the Tut Hendricks estate. 

Wood shelving was donated to the society by the Fair Play library. Shelves will be reviewed by Nichols and Phillips. Some of the various maps donated by Delbert Taylor will be kept; others will be mailed and offered to other Missouri and Kansas counties. 

Dale Goodman was presented with a plaque to honor him for his years of service to the society.

Large mounted fish that were once in the old Corps of Engineers office are in poor condition and were offered for local exhibit. A new fluorescent light will be installed in the museum office. 

Any action on society bylaws was put off until after the Stockton Black Walnut Festival. 

The group discussed the new Rosalie’s Park in Caplinger Mills. Cody Johnson, a Cedar County resident, purchased the original park, the dam and the old powerhouse. He did not purchase the bridge, which is owned by the County. He has cleaned-up the park and plans to refurbish the powerhouse and repair the dam. Cody named the park for his grandmother, Rosalie Johnson. Camping fees are reasonable and open to family fun. 

The society will have a booth at the annual Black Walnut Festival in the Stockton City Park. The museum will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.   Donations this past month include: old valentine cards, Christmas cards and old Mo. Department of Motor Vehicle documents, donated by Luella Phipps; a book on the Underwood family in Tennessee, donated by Connie Maupin; items from the Missouri Telephone Co. and a book on Mt. Enon Baptist Church, donated by Chris Barber and a filing cabinet for the office, donated by Shirley Potts.

The next meeting of the Cedar County Historical Society will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the museum at 106 W. Davis St. in Stockton. Anyone interested in Cedar County History is welcome to attend. Our museum and research area are open to the public on the first and third Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. (April through October) and by appointment at 276-7092 or 276-3337. We do genealogical and historical research. Contact us online at, by email at, by mail at P.O. Box 111, Stockton, MO 65785 or by contacting any officer or member.