PO Box 308
312 Dawson Rd
New Madrid, MO 63869
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The Hunter-Dawson home illustrates the lifestyle and culture of one particular wealthy southeast Missouri family prior to the Civil War.
The house still reflects the grand lifestyle enjoyed by the successful "Bootheel" businessman prior to the Civil War. The documentation that survived and remained with the family adds to the importance of the collection.
Adding to the significance of the site is the collection of furnishings that came with it. It is estimated that the state received approximately 80 percent of Amanda Hunter's original furnishings. Several items of the Dawson's furniture and a large part of their library are also preserved in the home.
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