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November 2016

A Weekend Isn’t Enough in Farmington, Missouri

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During a weekend stay in Farmington, Missouri, my mother and I quickly learned that we ran out of weekend before we ran out of things to see and do! Bolduc House Museum. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91 Last weekend my mother and I took a weekend road trip to explore Ste. Genevieve and Castor River Shut-Ins. My…

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Stella and Me Cafe- Review Preview

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Read our Stella and Me Cafe review here first! Worth The Wait! After touring Ste. Genevieve’s Buldoc House Museum and the Bolduc-LeMeilleur House my mother and I headed to Stella and Me Cafe at 1:00 p.m. for a light lunch. The restaurant is housed in the lower half of a former residence constructed in 1853 for Henry Wilder. When we…

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3 Iconic Ozark Mountain River Views That You Have to See in Person!

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Whether you are a nature lover, a photographer, or just a fan of majestic scenery you should file these under “You have to see it to believe it!” What’s your favorite scenic spot in the Ozarks? Castor River Shut-Ins: Home to Missouri’s only pink granite shut-ins. From Fredericktown take Highway 72 east about three miles to Highway J. Turn left…

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Newburg’s Coldest Case: The Mystery of J.W. Scanlan

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John W. Scanlan was born in Pennsylvania in May, 1854 to Irish immigrants. On December 19, 1911, while conducting business in Phelps County, Missouri he disappeared. His body was never recovered. Springfield Republican headline December 24, 1911 Civic Minded Business & Family Man J.W. Scanlan, as the Rolla Herald often referred to him, had certainly made an impact on Newburg,…

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