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Guide to the
Louis and Giboney Houck Papers
1886-1943
117.75 linear feet
 
1988.001
 
The map is from the Library of Congress Life and Memories Collection
The map is from the Library of Congress Life and Memories Collection
 
" I commenced to build that railroad and after I began to build it
I was like the man that caught the wolf.
I had the road and it was dangerous to let it go and dangerous to hold on."
Louis Houck, 1887
 
Abstract
 
Correspondence, business and legal papers of Louis Houck, Southeast Missouri railroad entrepreneur, and his son, Giboney, a partner in his father's business ventures and member of the Missouri House of Representatives (1919).  Some political papers relating to Giboney Houck are included, as well as business ledgers, maps, and artifacts.
 
I. Descriptive Overview
II.  Series Descriptions
III.  Container List
 
Prepared by Cindy Boehlke, 2002
 
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