Visiting the Bates County Museum

Eighth grade students from Rich Hill High School recently visited the Bates County Museum to learn about the Border War/Civil War here in Bates County. They were an excellent group and the Bates County Museum staff enjoyed telling them some of the great tales of history. Several students found family names in the 1860 Listing of Men Eligible for Military Service. They were shocked to learn the youngest aged listings were just 10 years old.

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