On the Sligo Branch of the SLSF Salem Branch was the S&E RR town of East End.

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    The Sligo Furnace Company Railroad Dept. 1881 - 1901 and their Sligo & Eastern Railroad, Inc 1902 - 1929 both had track rights on the Salem Branch of the St. Louis Salem & Little Rock, then became the Frisco railway, because the Sligo Company had mines and forest lands along the Salem Branch and its other branches; as well along the main line around Cuba.
    ( The St. Louis Salem & Little Rock, and then became the Frisco, also had track rights into Sligo areas and the yards of the furnace complex).

    Many files refer to East End and was prior known as Rulon or Roulon.

    Perhaps it was named Rulon or Roulon was prior to the Sligo Furnace Company in 1880.
    Or, perhaps the Sligo Furnace Company or its Sligo & Eastern Railroad first named that location as Rulon or Roulon. Then in 1912, the employees may have, using slang, named the site as East End,.... and that name stuck?

    Researching the topic at the State of Missouri Historical Library at Rolla,
    the library's historian read the file of R0172, East End, about Rulon or Roulon.
    She, Carole Goggin copied it for me. ( She only did such research because frisco.org was also a historical society and I lived in another state).
    Here is what she and I learned about East End.

    smo-hs file R0172 Brand, Elizie E. “the History of East End and the Community”
    no date, one folder photocopies.


    CHAPTER 1 Early Settlement

    “Original in district of Ste. Genevieve. In 1812 the portion of Ste. Genevieve county around the territory of Mine a Breton ( to become Potosi) was set apart by the territorial legislature as Washington County in which East End was included. Later this section was separated from Washington and called Iron Co.”

    Pg 2
    - Francis Azar dit Breton in 1775
    - Moses Austin in 1798
    -East End is distance of 30 miles from this settlement….
    -earliest settlers c1807 – Belleview Valley

    Pg 3 Adams family from NC

    Pg 5
    The names first applied to this community was Goodwater and Goodland.
    Goodwater is on the north of what is highway 32 and Goodland is on the south.

    Pg 6
    First recorded abstract of Title to land was in 1854-to Darlson S. Love ….
    Although others settled here earlier.

    Naming hills and hollows after early settlers

    Pg 7- CHAPTER 2-
    Later Settlements

    The Love family

    Pg 10- Civil War stories.
    Immigration to the west.. wagon trains…camped along the river bank at Goodwater, - called Camping Grounds

    Pg 11
    Belleview, then known as Cross Roads.
    1913 Shorty Williams kept Blacksmith shop
    1914 Joe Martin established a store at East End.
    1915 John Irving established a store

    Pg 13
    Chapter 3 –schools
    Goodwater school (student Dr. E.L. Anderson) – to Los Angeles and is Jackie Coogan’s doctor (not related but pretty neat. Hope you’re over 50 to remember him!)


    Pg 15
    Goodwater school teachers – 1878 - 1925

    First road known as “Old State Highway and the Iron Mountain and Salem Road”

    Pg 16
    Early Post offices: Foot, Burgandy, Goodwater and Goodland
    Church at Goodland - 100 years old (no date on this writing)

    Pg 17
    1912 first Railroad reached East End. This was the East End of Sligo and Eastern Railroad. That is the reason why the community was named East End (formerly Rulon or Roulon).
    1929 S&E Railroad discontinued – not enough timber to make profitable.
    ~~~~
    From smo,hs'. our website
    Iron County Place names, 1928-1945 https://shsmo.org/collections/manuscripts/ramsay/iron
    Place name:
    Adams Creek
    Description:
    Rises two miles east of East End to form the head waters of the Middle Fork of Black River. Named for an early ADAMS family in the vicinity. (E.E. Brand; B.F. Crocker; O.A. Crocker)
    Source:
    Zimmer, Gertrude M. "Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

    Place name:
    Brooks Creek
    Description:
    Rises at East End and flows into Middle Fork of Black River at Goodland. Named for family BROOKS who lived on its banks. (E.E. Brand; B.F. Crocker; O.A. Crocker)
    Source:
    Zimmer, Gertrude M. "Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

    Place name:
    Abbott Branch
    Description:
    Rises four miles east of East End and flows into Courtois Creek at Good Water. Named for a landowner, Robert Abbott. (E.E. Brand; B.F. Crocker; O.A. Crocker; W.L. Scoggin)
    Source:
    Zimmer, Gertrude M. "Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

    Place name:
    Ben Brooks Iron Bank
    Description:
    One and a half miles east of East End. Named for a man living there. (E.E. Brand; B.F. Crocker; O.A. Crocker) (Karl Brand's relative?}
    Source:
    Zimmer, Gertrude M. "Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

    Place name:
    Brooks Creek
    Description:
    Rises at East End and flows into Middle Fork of Black River at Goodland. Named for a family who lived on its banks. (E.E. Brand; B.F. Crocker; O.A. Crocker)
    Source:
    Zimmer, Gertrude M. "Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

    I saw the blurb on Iron Co web-page about Rulon or Roulon,
    but there is nothing to back that up. I would suggest you go closer to the source.

    Library, historical society, genea society in Washington County, Iron, or Dent County. Wash Co still has their EARLY records. Iron county folks (court house) are pretty nice to talk with.
    I know nothing about Dent.

    Best luck!

    Carole, at smo-hs Rolla Library
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    From: Charles Petit <mountaincreekar@yahoo.com>
    Sent: Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:07 PM
    To: Goggin, Carole J. <goggincj@shsmo.org>
    Cc: Pat William Moreland <mpm7222002@yahoo.com>; Jesse Henry <jessehenry15@gmail.com>
    Subject: Re: East End, MO file at the Rolla Library of MO Historical Society

    Carole, smo-hs Rolla Li bray
    This is the small file: “R172 History of East End and the Community” no date – written by Eliza e. Brand.

    Carole, would you look in the file and see if the prior name of East End, MO was Rulon or Roulon?
    without the normal fee.


    I am a historian with frisco.org the society for the St. Louis San Francisco Railroad
    (SLSF the/ FRISCO).

    For our Library (Forums and Achieves @ frisco.org) the name East End ( prior Rulon or Roulon) would be an interesting to have on file.

    Rulon or Roulon was the east end ( became East End, MO) of the Sligo & Eastern Railroad,
    a branch named off of the Salem Branch of the FRISCO (SLSF) railroad.
    Thank you,


    Charles Petit
    ~~~~~~~~~

    On Thursday, February 6, 2020, 11:05:50 AM CST, Goggin, Carole J. <
    goggincj@shsmo.org> wrote:

    Charles,
    I just found a collection in the office “R172 History of East End and the Community” no date – written by Eliza e. Brand.
    Had you seen that collection?

    Carole, smo-hs Rolla Library
    From: Goggin, Carole J.
    Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 11:45 AM
    To: 'mountaincreekar@yahoo.com' <
    mountaincreekar@yahoo.com>
    Subject: East End


    Charles,
    I just spoke with one of our smo-hs “railroader” and he suggested you contact the Iron County Historical Society. They just had someone, 8 days ago, who gave a presentation on that area.

    (I think that is what he said), and he felt the Presenter may have done a thorough research before giving his presentation. [ I found out later that much of David Dillard's presentation included the Iron Mountain Railroad. David is now writing a book ].
    Iron County Historical Society:
    Address: 13700 MO-21, Arcadia, MO 63621
    Open⋅ Closes 4 PM

    Phone: (573) 546-3513

    Carole Goggin.
    At the State Historical Society of Missouri
    400 W. 14th Street, G3 Curtis Laws Wilson Library
    Missouri University of Science & Technology
    Rolla, MO 65409 573-341-4440

    The smo-hs libraries have many more files about the state's railroads and those areas within Missouri where the railroads operated. The Missouri members of frisco.org can do
    research at those locations, particularly at Rolla. At the Missouri University in St. Louis library now includes the special collection of the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, witch stands today as one of North America’s largest and finest railroad history collections.
     
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  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Charles. Appreciate all the research you have done on the Sligo Iron Works and the railroads that supported it in that part of the Ozarks - a beautiful, rustic part of mid-Missouri, also Frisco Country - Eastern Division ..... Cuba, Steelville, Newburg et al. As we discussed some time ago, my family in the 1950's-early 1960's spent two or more long weekends each summer at the Dillard Mill Lodge, outside of Dillard, Mo, fishing, swimming, hiking and exploring the countryside - and fighting chiggers! That included several trips to Sligo to visit the long abandoned site of the Sligo Iron Works. I became fascinated by all of this. Still have a piece of "Sligo slag" from one of the slag piles, but more chiggers! Always wanted to learn more about the history of the area, and you have provided more info to study. Neat!
    FYI, Charles and I are fellow Monsanto alumni. RIP MTC!
    Ken
     
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  3. I found a picture of one of the Sligo Furnace and S&E RR buck houses. Hope to find more. Will post such soon.
     
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