Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years. 274 years later as The Valle Mining Company, his 4000+ acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 14,000 tons of oxygen, enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
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Major General William H. Harrison

Patton's youngest General Staff Headquarter's officer (colonel at 34) in the ETO. [See his Medals below]

Commanded Missouri's 102nd Infantry Division (30,000 men) until McNamera stripped it down to 1,200 men. The rest were reassigned to Vietnam.

His Medals

The Valles Mines Airport - in event of war

As proposed by Maj. General William H. Harrison 1982

From the man who helped Gen. George Patton's US 3rd Army bomb its way across Europe in 1945, his design defends St. Louis in the event of war.

In wartime this airfield would also unite Hillsboro with the historic Colonial French Triangle, that is, French Village-Farmington-Ste. Genevieve against any foe as they had fought in 1780, the days of New France, to keep St. Louis (then called Fort San Carlos) from the hands of the English.

The Valles Mines Airport

The Road, formerly known as the Hillsboro-Farmington Road in 1850, started at Buster Crossing on the Valles Mines Road and extended through the Halifax Post Office to the Y-Highway Spur and from there as Y-Highway to French Village and on to Ste. Genevieve.