Old Davis place

John Davis and his wife raised their family here. They were the maternal great-grandparents of Georgia Roberts and her siblings, who are descendants of the Howards. According to Georgia, John Davis was the only Northerner amidst a  bunch of Southerners. He had a poker table at the train depot and made a good living at it. Georgia tells about visiting her grandparents in the 1940s when she was a young girl. She was fascinated by their green lawn; Lawns were rare in Howard at that time but more common in Salida.

Landmarks on Historic Howard Heritage Tour