Check out this novel by Missouri author, Richard Snelson. He has roots that are set deeply in the Crawford county area he writes about. The Snelson-Brinker cabin, built in 1834, still stands proudly in the Ozark Mountains located near Meramec Springs. Snelson was intrigued when he learned of the 1838 hanging of a 14-year-old slave girl who once lived there.
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