Warrensburg High School Students Research Local History

Warrensburg High School is located in Warrensburg, Missouri which is located about 45 miles southeast of Kansas City, Missouri.  The population of Warrensburg is about 15,000 and Warrensburg High School has an enrollment of about 1,000 students.  The students in Mr. Scott Scheuerell's Freshman Civics class participated in the "Virtual Warrensburg Project."  This project enabled students to research the history of Warrensburg and create a web page on it.  Mr. Scheuerell would like to thank the Johnson County Historical Museum for its assistance with historical research, Mr. Stan Smith for his technical assistance, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the financial assistance for this project, and most of all the students of Warrensburg High School who participated in the project.

Johnson County History Museum where students researched local history topics

Students at Johnson County History Museum researching local history topics

Volunteers at Johnson County History Museum who assisted students researching local history topics

Red 1 2001-This class studied the History of Warrensburg Schools

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Foster School-the history of this school.
Reese School (1)-the history of this school.
Reese School (2)-the history of this school.
Martin Warren School-the history of this school.

Red 2 2001-The class studied the History of African-Americans in Warrensburg

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Howard School-this school was attended by black students during segregation times in Warrensburg.
African-Americans in "Old Town" Warrensburg-what is was like for blacks living in this part of Warrensburg
Mt. Olive-this was a community near Warrensburg where many blacks lived after the Civil War before they moved here.
 


Red 3 2001-This class studied the History of Parks in Warrensburg

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Grover Park-the history of this park.
Shepard Park-the history of this park.
Cave Hollow Park-this histoy of this park.
West Park-the history of this park.
Lion's Lake-the history of this park.
 


White 4 2001-This class studiedthe History of Warrensburg Streets

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Main Street-how this street got its name.
Holden Street-how this street got its name.
Vest Drive-how this street got its name.
Houx Street-how this street got its name.
Warren Street-how this street got its name.


 


Red 1 2000-This class studied Historical Buildings in Warrensburg.

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1838 Courthouse-Johnson County's old courhouse that still exists on Main Street in Warrensburg.
Davis Store-Warrensburg's second grocery store, the building still exists on Main Street in Warrensburg.
Magnolia Opera House-this building at one time hosted many plays and still exists on the corner of Pine and Washington Street.
Magnolia Mills-at one time this building produced flour that was exported on the railroad, the building is currently being torn down.
1896 Courthouse-located on Holden Street in Warrensburg, this is Johnson County's current courthouse.
Empire Hall-located on Holden Street in Warrensburg, this building once hosted many plays and concerts.
Railroad Depot-located on Holden Street, this building is still used today by Amtrak and the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce.
 


Red 2 2000-This class studied the History of Churches in Warrensburg.

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First United Methodist Church-the history of this church.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1)-the history of this church .
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (2)-the history of this church.
Grover Park Baptist Church-the history of this church.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church-the history of this church.
First Assembly of God-the history of this church.
 


Red 3 2000-This class studied Veterans From Warrensburg.

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John Barkley-World War I who attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg.
Charles Morley-Vietnam War veteran who attended Warrensburg High School and Central Missouri State University.
Joseph Hanrahan-Korean War veteran who attended Warrensburg High School.
John Falconer-Civil War veteran who lived in Warrensburg.
Marion Marr-Vietnam War veteran who attended College High in Warrensburg.
John Marr-Vietnam War verteran who lived in Warrensburg.


 


Red 1 1999-This class studied the History of Early Warrensburg.

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Martin Warren-blacksmith, veteran of the American Revolution, founder of Warrensburg.
Pleasant Rice-the first resident of Johnson County, Misssouri.
"Old Town Warrensburg"-description of Warrensburg before the railroad came, west part of town.
The Railroad-a description of the impact that the railroad had on the development of Warrensburg.
Native Americans-a description of the Native Americans who once lived in Johnson County, MO.
Immigrants-a description of life in early Warrensburg for recent immigrants.
Slavery-a description of slavery in early Warrensburg.

Red 2 1999-This class studied the History of Pertle Springs in Warrensburg.

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The Minnewa Hotel-hotel that once hosted many people who came to Pertle Springs.
Conventions-a description of the conventions that took place at Pertle Springs in the 1800's.
William Jennings Bryan-a descrption of the day he spoke at Pertle Springs.
Civil War Reunions- description of these that united veterans from both sides at Perlte Springs.
J.H. Christopher-a description of the founder of Pertle Springs.

Red 3 1999-This class studied the History of the Civil War in Warrensburg.

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Aunt Polly Story-a description of how she hid courthouse documents during the Civil War.
Guerilla Warfare-a description of the Civil War that split the residents of Warrensburg.
"Bloody" Bill Anderson-a description of this Confederate who spent time in Johnson County, MO.
Dr. Alexander Reese-helped wounded at Battle of Lexington, had his drug store burned down.
William Quantrill-a description of this Confederate who spent time in Johnson County, MO.
 


White 1 1999-This class researched Famous People Who Were From Warrensburg.

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Carrie Nation-leader of prohibition movement, known as "Hatchet Lady."
Francis Cockrell-Confederate leader of Warrensburg, United States Senator for 30 years.
Thomas Crittenden-Governor of Missouri for 4 years.
George Vest-a lawyer in the Old Drum Trial and United States Senator.
Blind Boone(1)-famous ragtime musician, lost his vision due to scarlet fever.
Blind Boone(2)-famous ragtime musician, lost his vision due to scarlet fever.
Captain Coomer-famous African-American who served in the military.