Charleston Had It All tells the history of Charleston, Missouri through a collection of stories compiled and written by local historian and native Mildred Burnett. The book tells what life was like in days long gone by and how folks lived, primarily in the 1940s, ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, and the gradual changes that made the community what it is today.
Stories from the county-at-large, some going back to the Civil War, make this a comprehensive history of the Charleston-area and the perfect addition to libraries throughout the bootheel.
Read this book and learn what life was like so many years ago, and why folks from yesteryear loved this little town so much … indeed, Charleston had it all!
6x9-inch, 400 pages with over 60 historic photographs
About the Author — Mildred Reeves Burnett
Mildred Reeves Burnett was born and raised in a farm family with five brothers and two sisters in Charleston, Missouri. As a youth she assisted her parents in the home, gardening during season, and her brother Byron Reeves in feeding and watering livestock and other farm chores.
After attending Charleston High School, she went to William Woods College at Fulton, Missouri for a year. She then married Al Stotts Burnett, a Charleston fellow who was in the U.S. Air Force.
In January 1991, the couple moved to Branson, Missouri from Charleston, their home town. In February Mildred joined Ozarks Writers League, and also Branson Songwriters Association. Back home in Charleston, February 1999, Mildred soon became a member of Heartland Writers Guild. In 2006, she was accepted into Missouri Writers Guild as a professional writer. She is also a member of Mississippi County Historical Society. Mildred remains at home with her husband Al.