James G. Human - Humansville Community Center - Humansville, MO
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N 37° 47.668 W 093° 34.646
15S E 449161 N 4183168
Quick Description: JAMES G. HUMAN found the Big Spring in 1833 and Stated "Right here is where I'm going to live."
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2013 9:58:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMJQ2N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:

County of marker: Polk County
Marker Erected by: The Town of Humansville
Location of Marker: Ohio St. & Tilden St., community center lawn, Humansville
There are two quotes on this black marble stone. Both from writers born here.

""...Mr. James G. Human, who thought enough to stay here when there wasn't anything here, with his courage and faith he got our town started. It was his courage and faith that brought others here. We are the only town in the world by the name Humansville..." ~ Mary Owens

The second is a poem titled "Humansville":

Humansville, Missouri, is a little country town;
Unique, in fact it could be a burg, of high renown
After searching out the Atlas, truthfully, we can say;
It has no "twin city" in the good old U.S.A.
There's Knoxville, Rockville, Nashville, and villes of every kind;
Ours is a ville of Humans, the only one you will find.
We like the sound of Human, it holds the human touch;
For this is the affection, today's world, needs so much.
There is just no other place, if you search everywhere;
You have such good pure water; or so much clean fresh air,
Thank You, Judge J. Human, for finding our Big Spring;
And lending us your name, it has such a friendly ring."
~ Bess Crank Nunn

Must be in the water, but besides Mary Owens and Bess Crank Nunn, several other writers and poets came from or were born in/near this small town (always about 1,000 population). Zoe Akins , Clyde E. Tuck, William H. Hamby, Marion C. Early and near by in Wishart lived Charles U. Becker.
Ohio St. & Tilden St., community center lawn, Humansville, MO

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