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Historical Society

Welcome to the Home Page of the Boone-Duden Historical Society. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic sites, objects, and genealogical data. Our primary mission is to collect and receive, record, study, exhibit, preserve and share all things pertaining to the history of our area.

The people with Daniel Boone established the "Boone Settlement" in Missouri during the late 1790's and the early 1800's. This was the first sizeable settlement of Americans of European descent west of the Mississippi River. The Boone Settlement ran generally along the creeks of St. Charles County and southern Warren County, along the Missouri River, and along the prairies up into Lincoln County.

Gottfried Duden came from Germany to the western part of the Boone Settlement in 1824. Here he studied the area, and after several years returned to Germany, where in 1829 he published a report on what he had learned. As a result of his report many Germans began to emigrate to lower St. Charles and Warren Counties. The area became the first settlement of German immigrants west of the Mississippi River. By 1860, more than 38,000 Germans had settled in the area of the lower Missouri River valley.

Latest News:

  • Honoring a Veteran of the War of 1812
    On Saturday, October 25th, 2014, we will honor Milton Ferney, a veteran of the War of 1812. We will meet at the gravesite, which is down the second driveway on your left as you travel north on Becker-Joerling Road from Femme Osage Creek Road. Please note that Femme Osage Creek Road will be closed at its intersection with Highway F, so please check your maps and plan your route accordingly.

  • Life of a Depression Era Farm Family
    Presented by Anita Mallinckrodt. Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 7 pm in the Augusta Visitor's Center, 5577 Walnut Street

  • Quilt Raffle
    Sat, 18 Aug 2013 11:44:00 CST

    The Quilt raffle is on now! Follow the link for more info.