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Livingston County History
Celebrating 150 Years, 1821-1981
Published by The Retired Senior Volunteer Program
The poet Carl Sandburg wrote a long poem about Chillicothe. A few lines of it go:
“There was a man walked out
Of a house in
Or the house
was in Chillicothe, Illinois,
Or again in
He said, and to
I have never seen myself live a day.’”
This is a book about such a man, his wife, and his children who live in Chillicothe, Missouri or in Livingston County. It is a microcosm of the way life is lived, written in the words of the people who have lived it, today or in the past one hundred and fifty years in Livingston County, state of Missouri, United States of America, planet earth.
We hope the book will reflect the progress, the joys and the sorrows of these citizens of Livingston County as they go about their everyday tasks of making a living, relating to their families, spending their leisure time in organizations and in worshiping in their churches.
-- Ruth Seiberling