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Joplin is a city straddling the borders of Jasper County and Newton County, in southwest Missouri. Named for the Reverend Harris Joplin, the founder of the area’s first Methodist congregation, Joplin was founded in 1873, and during WWII, grew rapidly, mainly due to nearby zinc mining, though its economic growth slowed significantly at the end of the war, when the price of Zinc collapsed.
Thanks to its proximity to two major interstate highways, Joplin is now a major stopping point for travelers. Although it is moderately-sized with a population of just under 50,000 people, Joplin has nearly 2,500 hotel rooms in the city limits.
Recently, a former Jasper County Administrator was named in a lawsuit involving a 2006 fire at the Anderson Guest House that killed 11 people at the residential care facility. The former administrator was the guardian of one of the victims of the fire. The lawsuit names over 50 defendants.
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