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middle_creek_town [2009/10/22 11:40]
jgregory
middle_creek_town [2013/08/14 18:40]
jvaughan
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-The now extinct [[towns|town]] of Middle Creek was located in the Belleview [[precincts|Precinct]] near the scenic Boone Cliffs (now a [[Boone Cliffs Nature Preserve|nature preserve]]).  During the 19th century the thriving town included five mills, a distillery, a store, a post office and a [[Belleview Baptist Church|Baptist church]].+The now extinct [[towns|town]] of Middle Creek was located in the Belleview [[precincts|Precinct]] near the scenic Boone Cliffs (now the Boone Cliffs Nature Preserve). ​ During the 19th century the thriving town included five mills, a distillery, a store, a post office and a [[Belleview Baptist Church|Baptist church]].
  
 One of the leading citizens of Middle Creek was miller Thomas Zane Roberts, a talented woodworker whose workmanship graces some of [[Boone County|Boone County'​s]] finest antebellum [[historic homes|residences]]. ​ His son, also named [[Thomas Zane Roberts]], was a brilliant and eccentric farmer, teacher and inventor. ​ The younger Roberts devised and built a remarkable solar clock based on celestial observations calculated in his backyard observatory. One of the leading citizens of Middle Creek was miller Thomas Zane Roberts, a talented woodworker whose workmanship graces some of [[Boone County|Boone County'​s]] finest antebellum [[historic homes|residences]]. ​ His son, also named [[Thomas Zane Roberts]], was a brilliant and eccentric farmer, teacher and inventor. ​ The younger Roberts devised and built a remarkable solar clock based on celestial observations calculated in his backyard observatory.
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