United Service Organizations (the USO) during World War II

United Service Organizations (the USO) during World War II

The Tale of Joplin’s Two United Service Organizations (the USO) during World War II HMP’s philosophy is to look at historical facts with a neutral eye.  In this spirit, HMP does not honor the practice of segregation, but rather recognizes the history that shaped our...
Mr. Lee Taylor

Mr. Lee Taylor

     MR. LEE TAYLOR Born February 28, 1837 | Died December 13, 1917 Confederate Soldier | First Elected Mayor of Joplin | Mine Owner His Second to last home was located in the Murphysburg Historic Residential District at 5th and Byers Avenue In an era of interpreting...
MR. CHARLES SCHIFFERDECKER

MR. CHARLES SCHIFFERDECKER

Mr. CHARLES SCHIFFERDECKER Born August 28, 1851 | Died October 30, 1915 Businessman | Philanthropist | Capitalist A lot can be said about Mr. Schifferdecker, one of Joplin’s most prominent citizens of his time. Originally from Baden, Germany, Mr. Schifferdecker worked...
DAVID CASTLEMAN TANDY

DAVID CASTLEMAN TANDY

So, just who was Mr. David Castleman Tandy and what was his connection to our area?                     Born 1823 | Died 1830 | Physician | Land Speculator If you own land in the Murphysburg Historic Residential District, specifically in Section 3, or land in other...