The Life and Suicide of a Florist in Southwest Missouri: William Franklin Sampson.
Author(s): Seth J Sampson
This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
From the 1870’s through the mid-twentieth century not everyone in Joplin, MO chose to work in the lead and zinc mines of the Tri-State Mining District. William Sampson chose to be a florist. William’s story poses numerous questions. How did events in his life, social, and economic changes affect him? How did he adapt? This paper presents an overview of William Sampson’s life in Southwest, MO. Key points include how he benefited from the construction of Route 66 and the results of the archaeological survey that was performed to identify/analyze the physical remains of his former 1949 residence in rural Duquesne, MO.
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The Life and Suicide of a Florist in Southwest Missouri: William Franklin Sampson.. Seth J Sampson. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457315)
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