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A shooting in Sedalia in 1866

By Rhonda Chalfant Contributing Columnist
Posted 1/31/23

By the end of the Civil War, Sedalia’s population had grown from 300 in 1861 to 1,000 in 1865. The town was still very undeveloped; the 1882 History of Pettis County describes it as “a village of ‘box houses,’” with fewer than a “dozen buildings that would have been considered substantial.”

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