Novinger Planned Progress,
804 Corrigan Ave.
Novinger, MO 63559
Open 2nd and 4th Sundays, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
(Memorial Day - Labor Day); also by appointment - Also the log
Visitors to the Coal
Miners Museum can trace the history of coal mining in northern
Missouri from its peak around the turn of the century into the
mid-1900s. Between 1880 to 1966, the area was home to more than 50
recorded coal mines. Adair County was the third largest producer of
coal in the state in 1912. The Billy Creek Coal Mine, the last deep
shaft mine in the state, was located just west of Novinger and
closed in 1966.
The museum contains a simulated coal mine and blacksmith shop,
antique farm tools, memorabilia from local businesses and a library
for genealogical research. The museum is owned and maintained by the
Novinger Planned Progress. It is located just one block south of the
Novinger Log Homestead.
Admission: $1; children, 50 cents.
Novinger Missouri -
Coal Miner Days 2011
Click here for all the details
Contents on these pages:
Novinger History: from
"A Book of Adair County History"
Miners Museum and Novinger Log Homestead
Novinger Historical District -
Coal Mining History - Pictures
A Coal Miner in Your Family?
Is your name
Novinger High School,
graduating in 1923 diploma.
Old photo post card with the Novinger, MO. Public School
Novinger Planned Progress
Family Group Sheet index
Sorted by man's surname
Sorted by woman's maidan name.
2001 history books will
be available after June 1 at the cost of $55 (note change in price).
Arrangements can be made to pick up books in Novinger or Kirksville
locations by calling 660-488-5280. To request a copy by mail send the $55
payment, along with shipping costs of book rate ($5.25) OR priority mail
15892 State Highway 6
Novinger, MO 63559
Click here to see info on
Novinger History Books
1."The First Hundred Years ..."
2."Novinger (Adair County)
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