The New International Encyclopædia/Aurora (Missouri)
AURORA. A city in Lawrence County, Mo., 270 miles southwest of Saint Louis; on the Saint Louis and San Francisco, and the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis railroads (Map: Missouri, C 5). The adjacent region is engaged principally in agriculture, fruit-growing, and lead and zinc mining, and the city carries on a considerable trade in the products of these industries. There are also a foundry and machine shops, flour mills, etc. Population, in 1890, 3482; in 1900, 6191.