Custom Car, Motorcycle, Watercraft Appraisals in Lathrop, MO
If you are like us, you love your car. You have probably spent countless hours and dollars making it everything you have always dreamed of. We, like you, enjoy being around car people, and more importantly cars themselves.
Although car people love to spend time and money on their cars, they all too often forget to properly value their car for insurance purposes. Dollar after dollar goes in, but never gets properly documented so that if a catastrophic event strikes, the real cost of putting the car back together gets paid by the insurance company. As collector car owners ourselves, we understand the importance of our product first hand. Fill out the form on the right to get started on your on-site Lathrop, MO car appraisal.
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Facts about Lathrop, MO
Found in Clinton County, Lathrop is considered part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of 2020, the city had 2,278 residents. This was an increase over the 2,086 residents recorded for the 2010 census.
The city's history goes back to 1867, when the city was established as a stop on the Cameron Cutoff Branch, a line belonging to the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad. The city was platted at that time, and named in honor of John L. Lathrop. A post office was established soon after, in 1868.
From the beginning of the 20th century and extending into the post-World War I era, Lathrop was known as the Mule Capital of the World. This is due to the large volume of mules and horses that were sold during that time. When the market began to falter in the 1920s, the city continued with industries like agriculture keeping the community going. Even so, mules continue to figure into the city's heritage. A number of contemporary businesses, roads, and even the high school mascot include the word "mule" in their names.