Missouri State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1881
Many Springs - Near Eleven Point river in Johnson twp, Oregon Co., 8 miles s e of Alton (c h), and 58 w o Harviell, its shipping point. No village is here. Mail, tri-weekly. George F. McCanahan, postmaster.
Collins & Howell, flour mill.
McCanahan George F, physician.
Mooney & Co, cotton gin (7 miles w).
O’Neal & Co, cotton gin (6 miles s).
Rice & Co, lumber mnfrs (7 miles n).
Start Z, cotton gin (8 miles w).
Whitacre E J & Co, lumber and flour mill (5 miles n).