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206 Main Street | PO Box 127

New Madrid, MO 63869

(800) 899-7392, (573) 748-5215

Fax: (573) 748-5392

310 S. Vine Street | PO Box 910

Advance, MO 63730

(573) 722-5600

Fax: (573) 722-5605

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New Madrid

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Selecting the right coverage is a daunting task. River City Insurance is an independent agency that has the capability of making it easy. We represent financially stable insurance companies that are competitive, knowledgeable and provide superior claims service.

 

River City Insurance Agency of New Madrid, MO and Advance, MO is equipped with a highly trained and skilled staff that is ready to provide superior insurance for all its customers needs. As a specialty agency, we provide services that cover the trucking industry, used and new car dealers, farms, public entities, as well as personal auto, homeowners, health, life, surety bonds and many other personal and commercial lines products. For trucking insurance, we serve Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Illinois. Overall, we represent financially stable insurance companies that are competitive, knowledgeable and provide superior claims service.

 

RCI offers the right type of coverage you need. Selecting the right insurance coverage for your company can be a big job. The product or service you provide, the way it is distributed, the size of your company, and your safety procedures all have a bearing on the extent to which an insurance company is willing to provide coverage to you. RCI can help you choose the right insurance protection for you or your business.

 

Our insurance services include the following lines of coverages; Long Haul & Short Haul Trucking, Public Entities, Commercial Property, Commercial Casualty, General Liability, Garage Liability, Garage Keepers, Homeowners, Auto & Antique/Classic Auto, Motorcycle, Boat, RV, 4 Wheeler, Flood, Farm, Worker’s Compensation, Commercial Auto, Life & Health, and Surety Bonds.

 

RCI works directly with many excellent rated companies that provide package policies for cities, counties and special road and drainage districts. We are the premier carrier in the bootheel area of Missouri when it comes to public entities. We have great relationships with many of the top underwriters to provide municipalities the best and broadest range of coverage.

 

Contact RCI today at 573-748-5215 or by email to secure your personal consultant, or browse our website for more information regarding our services.

 

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Civil War / Battle of Island Number 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Battle of Island Number Ten was an engagement at the New Madrid or Kentucky Bend on the Mississippi River during the Civil War, lasting from February 28 to April 8, 1862. The position, an island at the base of a tight double turn in the course of the river, was held by the Confederates from the early days of the war. It was an excellent site to impede Union efforts to invade the South along the river, as vessels would have to approach the island bows on and then slow down to make the turns. For the defenders, it also had an innate weakness in that it depended on a single road for supplies and reinforcements, so that if an enemy force could cut that road, the garrison would be trapped.

 

The Union victory marked the first time the Confederate Army lost a position on the Mississippi River in battle. The river was then open to the Union Navy as far as Fort Pillow, a short distance above Memphis. Only three weeks later, New Orleans fell to the Union fleet led by David G. Farragut, and the Confederacy was in danger of being cut in two along the line of the river.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Island_Number_Ten

New Madrid, MO was founded in 1783 and incorporated in 1808. The town is situated on the Mississippi River and Interstate 55 (exits 44 and 49).

 

Old South traditions, historical attractions, overnight accommodations, dining and shopping experiences, parks, recreational opportunities and special events all welcome visitors and make the City of New Madrid a great place to live, work and raise a family.

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River Walk/Mississippi River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only three minutes off Interstate-55, the Mississippi River Walk and Observation Deck offer panoramic views of the greatest waterway in North America. Enjoy a leisurely 1/5 mile walk from the Riverside Park to the Observation Deck.  

 

Take advantage of several observation benches along the way, set a spell and let your mind move with the river.

 

See eight miles of the river as it winds around the New Madrid Bend, a point of strategic significance during the Civil War.

 

The River Walk is handicapped accessible and is open daily at all hours.

 

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New Madrid Fault 1811-1812 Earthquakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mississippi River valley earthquakes of 1811-1812 rank as some of the largest in the United States since its settlement by Europeans. The area of strong shaking associated with these shocks is two to three times larger than that of the 1964 Alaska earthquake and 10 times larger than that of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

 

The first and second earthquakes occurred in Arkansas (December 16, 1811 - two shocks - Mfa 7.2, MSn 8.5 and Mfa 7.0, MSn 8.0) and the third and fourth in Missouri (January 23, 1812, Mfa 7.1, MSn 8.4; and February 7, 1812, Mfa 7.4, MSn 8.8). Otto Nuttli, however, has postulated another strong earthquake in Arkansas on December 16 at 18:00 UTC (MSn 8.0). This would make a total of five earthquakes of magnitude MSn 8.0 or higher occurring in the period December 16, 1811 through February 7, 1812.

 

The first earthquake caused only slight damage to man-made structures, mainly because of the sparse population in the epicentral area. The extent of the area that experienced damaging earth motion (MM intensity greater than or equal to VII) is estimated to be 600,000 square kilometers. However, shaking strong enough to alarm the general population (MM intensity greater than or equal to V) occurred over an area of 2.5 million square kilometers.

 

For more information on the New Madrid Earthquakes, visit http://www.new-madrid.mo.us/index.aspx?nid=102

 

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Dixie Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dixie Theater was built in 1935, many of the original art deco mosaics remain.  The theater is currently used by the Dixie Arts Council for live monthly musical performances.  A youth group, the Live Wires, also perform here.  During October the Dixie is a popular stop on the New Madrid Ghost Tours.

 

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Annual Cabela's KingKat Fishing Tournament 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two-day festival is usually scheduled for September each year.

 

Anglers may fish the Mississippi River from the Highway 60 bridge south of Cairo, Illinois down to the Highway 412 bridge south of Caruthersville, Missouri.

 

Activities begin with a tournament fishing team meeting at 5:30 am with fishing to begin at 6 am. Fishing teams have a stop time of 3 pm. All teams have to be in line ready to weigh in by 4 pm.

 

Guaranteed payback of $5,000 to the top 15 percent of the field with a minimum of three places.

 

The team that has the most weigh will qualify for the Cabela's KingKat Classic in Columbia, Missouri with a guaranteed purse of $60,000.

 

In conjunction with the fishing competition, there are arts and crafts shows, food vendors, live entertainment, waterfoul festival and games and activities for the kids.

 

For more information on the festival events or how to register for the Cabela's KingKat Tournament call the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce at 877-748-5300.

 

 

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Observation Deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only three minutes off Interstate-55, the Mississippi River Observation Deck offers a panoramic view of the greatest waterway in North America.

 

See eight miles of the river as it winds around the New Madrid Bend, a point of strategic significance during the Civil War.

 

Handicapped accessible.

Open daily, all hours.

 

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Higgerson School Historic Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restored to the one-room school that operated at Higgerson Landing in 1948, the Higgerson School is a window to the educational practices that shaped and served rural America from the early 19th century

 

Experience the typical school day of youngsters attending all eight grades in one room with one teacher. Relive the days of playing "Wolf Over and River" and “Caterpillars," a trip to the outdoor facility and crossing the fence on the stile.

 

Location

300 Main Street

New Madrid, MO  63869

Ph: (573) 748-5716

 

Not handicapped accessible.

 

Hours

Memorial Day - Labor Day

Monday – Saturday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Sunday

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Winter Hours

TBA

 

Special Events and Reservations

By appointment only for special events.

 

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New Madrid Historical Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located on the Mississippi River in a former saloon at the foot of Main Street, the New Madrid Historical Museum reflects the history of this river town from the Mississippian period up through the early 20th century. The great earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 are well documented in the Museum's collections. The seismograph on the premises gives evidence of continuing activity along the New Madrid fault.

 

Indian Artifacts

Native American artifacts and displays

bring to life the pre-Columbian culture

of the area.

 

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Hart-Stepp House Art Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owned by the New Madrid Historical Museum, the oldest home in New Madrid was built by Abraham Augustine and moved to its present location in order to escape the encroaching waters of the Mississippi River.

 

Various photography and painting exhibits by local photographers and artists will be held with different themes that rotate throughout the year, including exhibits from prestigious institutions such as the McDougall Center for Photojournalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. The house is also used as a place to offer workshops and classes. Plans for the future include a photo studio and the establishment of a photography club for area school students.

 

Location

711 Waters Street

 

Source: http://newmadridmuseum.com/hart_stepp.html

 

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Hunter-Dawson Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The white antebellum Hunter-Dawson Home State Historic Site reflects the splendor of the elegant mansions that once were a common site along the "Great River Road," and represents yet another generation that carved a home out of the rich Bootheel wilderness.

 

Location

Because of its location on a bend in the Mississippi River, New Madrid had become a busy trading center for traffic on the river. Just like the prehistoric Indian town of Towosahgy, New Madrid in the 19th century depended upon the river for its economic life.

 

Historical Background

William Washington Hunter, a Virginian who moved to the area in 1830, became a successful businessman and acquired a large section of land north of the town. Here he picked the setting for his new home among the giant oaks and gum trees, many of which remain today.

 

Old Eclectic Style

The Hunter-Dawson house is a two-story, 15-room frame structure of an eclectic style with Georgian, Greek Revival and Italianate influences. The lumber used in the house is mostly yellow cypress, which local and family tradition states came from a nearby sawmill owned by Hunter. The labor during construction was furnished by Hunter's own slaves and by area craftsmen. One of the workers, Matt Imboden, was particularly skilled in brick masonry, as evidenced by the nine fireplaces within the house.

 

Furniture Collection

The majority of furnishings for the house were purchased from the Cincinnati firm of Mitchell and Rammelsberg, probably from its St. Louis outlet. The furniture, which remains in the house, was then shipped to New Madrid by steamer. It is believed that the furniture is the largest collection of an original Mitchell and Rammelsberg setting.

 

For admission costs and hours of operation please call: (573) 748-5340

 

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Selecting the right coverage is a daunting task. River City Insurance is an independent agency that has the capability of making it easy. We represent financially stable insurance companies that are competitive, knowledgeable and provide superior claims service.

 

River City Insurance Agency of New Madrid, MO and Advance, MO is equipped with a highly trained and skilled staff that is ready to provide superior insurance for all its customers needs. As a specialty agency, we provide services that cover the trucking industry, used and new car dealers, farms, public entities, as well as personal auto, homeowners, health, life, surety bonds and many other personal and commercial lines products. For trucking insurance, we serve Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Illinois. Overall, we represent financially stable insurance companies that are competitive, knowledgeable and provide superior claims service.

 

RCI offers the right type of coverage you need. Selecting the right insurance coverage for your company can be a big job. The product or service you provide, the way it is distributed, the size of your company, and your safety procedures all have a bearing on the extent to which an insurance company is willing to provide coverage to you. RCI can help you choose the right insurance protection for you or your business.

 

Our insurance services include the following lines of coverages; Long Haul & Short Haul Trucking, Public Entities, Commercial Property, Commercial Casualty, General Liability, Garage Liability, Garage Keepers, Homeowners, Auto & Antique/Classic Auto, Motorcycle, Boat, RV, 4 Wheeler, Flood, Farm, Worker’s Compensation, Commercial Auto, Life & Health, and Surety Bonds.

 

RCI works directly with many excellent rated companies that provide package policies for cities, counties and special road and drainage districts. We are the premier carrier in the bootheel area of Missouri when it comes to public entities. We have great relationships with many of the top underwriters to provide municipalities the best and broadest range of coverage.

 

Contact RCI today at 573-748-5215 or by email to secure your personal consultant, or browse our website for more information regarding our services.

 

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Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Donaldson Park

New Madrid Ghost Tours

Mississippi River Boats

 

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