ALBUM: Moving the Historic Atkeson Cabin

William Oscar Atkeson 1854-1931 Author Newspaper Publisher Congressman Born on 
a farm in West Virginia, W.O. Atkeson went on to serve as a U.S. Congressman from 
Missouri. Along the way he graduated college, taught school, became a lawyer, owned 
several newspapers, wrote history books and novels, and served on several state 
commissions.  He is most known, however, for his "History of Bates and Cass Counties". 
Written in a log cabin just south of Butler, Missouri, it has become the premier source for
 western Missouri history and genealogy.