The Burnt District's Tragedy
Recovering and Remembering
Caught Between Three Fires: Cass Co. Mo., Chaos, and Order No. 11 and Cinders and Silence: A Chronicle of Missouri’s Burnt District recover and resurrect western Missouri’s Burnt District history. Families and communities disappeared in a horrific 16 year period taking Missouri history with them. Long lost and forgotten, this national tragedy bears a powerful legacy. Tom Rafiner reclaims western Missouri’s turbulent history in these two documented histories.