Commercial lead mining became important in Newton County, Missouri, as early as 1850 and, with the Granby lead rush in 1855, became a major economic force in the county. This page pulls together several of the earliest sources on the history of Granby and lead mining in Newton County.
Lead Mining in Newton County Prior to 1855. Period accounts of lead mining in the county prior to the founding of Granby.
The Early History of Granby, Missouri. There are many published accounts of the early history of Granby, often with conflicting details. This page reproduces several of the accounts and provides a few hard facts about Granby history culled from original sources.
An 1859 Visit to Granby. In 1859, New York Tribune newspaper correspondent Albert D. Richardson took a tour of the Granby mines.
Granby After the Civil War. This pages summarizes area newspaper stories about Granby's slow recovery from the Civil War in the years 1865-1869.
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