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A brief summary and links to our Legacies are listed below.  Check back every month for a new Legacy!

Growing Up Along the Old Wire Road

by Greg Wadley

Enjoy this short read as Greg describes growing up in Springfield and his memories of the Old Wire Road.

Remembering "Ebenezer"

by Ward Gateley

A commentary written and published by the late Ebenezer native, Ward Gateley.  A very personal glimpse into to his experiences and childhood growing up in the quaint village.  In this, Mr. Gateley draws, in vivid details, some of his fondest of memories.  This memoir was published in December 2009.  Dr. Ward E. Gateley was born January 3, 1925 and passed away April 29, 2013 in Huntsville, Alabama.

Ebenezer, The City That Almost Was

by Marilyn Smith

Supplemented with photos from EHS and provided by Marcia Harralson

Previously Published, Journal of the Ozarks, Spring 2014 Issue

Marilyn Smith, a Fair Grove native and regional author, interviewed a couple of locals and researched Greene County archives and history books to write a brief synopsis yet heartwarming glimpse of days long gone by.  We included photographs from the time period to supplement your journey as you read the personal accounts and tales.  We hope you enjoy!

Christmas Memories at Ebenezer

as recalled by Marcia Harralson and Laura Miltenberger

Two memoirs of Christmas' pasts told from the recollections of their youth.  Marcia has additional information from her rich heritage and lineage to share traditions that started early back in the late 1800's.  These are great sentimental accounts that will warm your heart for this holiday season!

Ebenezer's Heroes A Tribute to Our Veterans

by Kevin Fraher

A tribute recognizing those that have stood for our freedom and the protection of this great land, starting from the Revolutionary War.  A dedication of a Vietnam Veteran, born and raised in Ebenezer, and still lives here and a WW-II Veteran, a lifelong resident, who raised a family here and is still an active member in the community.    

Journey of Education in Ebenezer MO

by Marcia Harralson

An in depth and heart felt glimpse of a what first grade was like for two of Ebenezer's life-long residents in the community built brick schoolhouse that still stands in the heart of Ebenezer.  A wonderful written and illustrated journey back in time.

The Headlee Cabin Project

A long forgotten and dilapidated log cabin, once the residence of a prominent pioneer of Greene County and County Judge, Elisha Headlee.  Built in 1846, the two-story hand hewn cabin is ready for its next be dismantled and reconstructed on a public site.  Please stay tuned to this Legacy page to follow our progress and updates on the cabin rebuild!

The Butterfield Overland Mail Route

by Laura Miltenberger

The Butterfield Overland Mail Company stage stop "Evans Station", here in Ebenezer! The Butterfield Overland Mail Company was the first Transcontinental Mail Route from St Louis MO to San Francisco CA, with a lateral route from Memphis TN to San Francisco CA. It is located just 1.25 miles SW of Ebenezer between Route WW and Route O along the east side of HWY 13.

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