TANEY COUNTY – The town of Mildred, located between Kirbyville and Forsyth, is named after a 19-year-old girl who died in 1907 whose story is included in the upcoming “Taney County History & Families” book.
Director of the White River Valley Historical Society Leslie Wyman says Mildred’s father, Benjamin Boxley Price, was a prominent lawyer in the Ozarks, as well as a founding member of the vigilante group known as “The Baldknobbers.” He inherited a piece of land near M Highway and decided to build a general store:
Wyman says the history of Mildred, Mo. is one of the many community stories that will be features in the book, which is sponsored by the historical society. To submit family histories, community stories and photographs, contact the WRVHS at 417-546-2210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is November 15.