|Guide to the|
|Louis and Giboney Houck Papers|
|117.75 linear feet|
|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
|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|