The first Voiture Locale in the State of Missouri, and the third in La Societe, was organized through the efforts of Harry H. Pierce, Kansas City, Pierce having been initiated at the Promenade in Cleveland, September 29, 1920. Charter was granted November 4, 1920.
Rulif M. Martin was the Premier Chef de Gare of Voiture Trois; Harry H. Pierce, Chef de Train; Robert T. Swofford, Commissaire Intendant and William G. Guthrie, Correspondant
Voiture 38, St. Louis, followed, application for Charter having been made by Colonel John H. . Parker, January 27, 1921. The premier officers elected were: Dr. H. S. Renfrow, Chef de Gare; Francis N. Curlee, Chef de Train, George M. Hagee, Commissaire Intendant and Carleton E. Branch, Correspondant.
Fred Windsor and Clay C. MacDonald were instrumental in perfecting organization of the third Voiture Locale, Buchanan County No. 130, September 21, 1921, to be located at St. Joseph, host city of The American Legion Convention that year. Clay C. MacDonald was named Chef de Gare; A. L. Loving, Chef de Train; Col. H. H. McCord, Commissaire Intendant and F. R. Kirtley, Correspondant.
It was at St. Joseph; the Grande Voiture of Missouri was organized by delegates from the three existing Voitures. At a dinner meeting, to which all Voyageurs were invited, Co!. John H. "Gattlin Gun" Parker, St. Louis (38) was elected Grand Chef de Gare and Rulif M. Martin, Kansas City (3) Grand Correspondant.
The Missouri Voyageurs were also hosts to the Promenade Nationale held in Kansas City in 1921.
Mississippi County Voiture 156 at Charleston was organized late in 1921, while others to follow in 1922 were: Boone County 292 at Columbia; Jasper County 293 at Joplin; Linn County 301 at Marceline; Henry County 333 at Clinton; Macon County 447 at Callao and St. Louis County 448 at Maplewood.
Through unforeseen circumstances it was necessary for Col. Parker to resign as Grand Chef de Gare in May 1922. H. D. McBride was chosen to serve the unexpired term, which Robert D. Turner took over the duties of Grand Correspondant the month previous, succeeding Rulif M. Martin. The Grande Promenade this year was held at Hannibal, August 21-22. The other Grande Voiture officers lending their efforts to the success of La Societe in Missouri were:
Delegates to the Promenade Nationale, New Orleans, 1922, were chosen on the following membership - Voiture 3 - 71 members, Voiture 38 - 99, Voiture 130 - 35, Voiture 156 - 15, Voiture 292 - 15, Voiture 293- 15, Voiture 301 - 16, Voiture 333 - 15.
The officers chosen at Hannibal, to guide the destinies for the Grande Voiture for 1923 were:
New Voitures to come into the ranks in 1923 were: Caldwell County 460 at Hamilton, Audrian County 520 at Mexico, Grundy County 637 at Trenton
At the Grande Promenade at Excelsior Springs, September 11,1923, the officers named were: (1924)
Charter application was received and granted for Green County Voiture 760 at Springfield, October 24, 1924. The Grand Voiture closed the year 1924 with a membership of 494. At the fourth Grande Promenade held in Joplin August 19, 1924, the following Voyagers were placed at the helm of La Societe in Missouri: (1925)
Vernon County Voiture 848 was organized at Nevada August 24, 1925. The 1925 membership was 535.
The 1926 officers of the Grande Voiture were:
The 1926 Grande Promenade was held at Moberly and Missouri closed the year with 564 members. The last Voiture to be chartered in Missouri was Marion County 966 at Hannibal, charter having been issued June 7, 1927.
1927 Grande Promenade was at Nevada, Missouri
(Author and date is unknown. This was located in some of the old records of the Grande.)