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  • Recognizing the Centennial Celebration of the New Madrid County Courthouse

    by Representative Jason Smith

    Posted on 2015-01-22

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    SMITH of missouri in the house of representatives Thursday, January 22, 2015 Mr. SMITH of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to recognize the centennial celebration of the New Madrid County Courthouse. As one of the five original counties in the state of Missouri, this courthouse is a landmark symbol for justice and peace serving its citizens for over 100 years.



    The New Madrid County Courthouse relocated to its current location through the support of the community raising $20,000 to supplement the bond issue.

    In the fall of 1934, President Truman gave his speech near the front steps of this courthouse for his second Senate campaign before becoming the first Missouri born president.

    In celebration of the courthouse's longevity in service, the county has reinstated the 1821 [[Page E107]] county seal as the official seal. There will be 24 stars featured on this seal representing Missouri as the 24th state in the Union.

    Today, the dedicated staff members of New Madrid County Courthouse continue to create a safe environment and provide peace and order for the community. It is my pleasure to recognize the centennial celebration of the New Madrid County Courthouse.

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