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Gore, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 42.851 W 091° 19.376
15S E 645807 N 4286394
Quick Description: Named after an investor in the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad, when the railroad quit operations, it was not longer needed. Now a spot on the Katy Trail State Park, not a trailhead.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2014 7:31:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMJX1F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 4

Long Description:
County of town: Warren County
Location of Gore: Gore Rd., on the Katy Trail, ¾ miles S. of MO 94; 3 miles E. of ghost town Case and 8 miles W. of Treloar
Gore is one of the many Katy towns on this stretch of the State park Trail that was named for Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad investors or executives.
In the photo gallery the long bldg. with the forest reclaiming, is the Gore Hotel. The bldg. behind the work shed is the old train station managers house.
The work shed and a house (5 in all)are the only buildings left in this "town"...closest lived in building is about ½ mile away.
The then main house (with sign "Town For Sale" is used by the Missouri State Parks as a station for the Park Ranger and Park maintenance.

A family named Oetting lived in the house, he had slaves, grape orchards, and tobacco field. He released his slaves about 1868, and many started farms in the area.
A newspaper article led me to the fact that the Quinn family purchased the historical town of Gore, Missouri December 1, 2008.
Then in 2011 David and Heather Jacus bought the town. Their plan is to restore and live in the main building, and restore the out buildings.

Reason for Abandonment: Economic

Date Abandoned: 10/4/1986

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