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Statistics & Facts
Statistics & Facts
The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Walker is approximately 283 (1990), 270 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 116 (1990), 113 (2010).
The amount of land area in Walker is 0.809 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Walker to Washington DC is 978 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 124 miles. (as the crow flies)
Walker is positioned 37.89 degrees north of the equator and 94.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Walker Historical Events 1880, November 8
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Walker, Mo 11/8/1880
Mr. E.M. Jones
Dear father I seat myself to write you a few lines. We are all well at
present and hope this will find you the same. I will tell you what we are
doing I am going to thersh this week I expect we will have 500 bushels of
wheat and 200 of oats wheat is worth 75 cents a bushel oats 20 corn 25,
potatoes 45 cents, apples 25 ct, butter 15ct a pound, eggs 15ct a dozen. Good
steer calves is worth 15 dollars a piece cattle of every kind is high here at
present. Hogs is worth 5 1/2 ct a pound. I have got two old sows and 15 pigs 8
that will weight a hundred a piece and one boy that will weigh 500 pounds. I
am going to eat him. We have got 45 herd of cattle of all kinds. We have got
a fine girl at our house a very find girl and the old woman is as crow as
ever. This country is in prospering condition every thing is plenty. Coal is
worth 8ct a bushel we live 9 miles from the timber raw prairie land is worth
from 7 to 10 dollars an acre. We have the best country here for al purposes
here that I ever saw but it is selling up so fast that the cattle business is
about ruined here.I weigh 200 pounds mag is fat as a pig.Amen
Oliver Walker, MO Vernon County Missouri
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