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Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

Content creator for www.population91.com Traveler, Historian, Explorer, Discoverer, Storyteller, Blogger, Wanderer, Ozarkian, Ingress Resistance Agent, Master Naturalist, Caver, Persimmon Picker

Green Meadow Barn Company showroom, near Millersburg, Missouri. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91.

A Unique Twist on Farm to Table: Green Meadow Barn Company

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Green Meadow Barn Company showroom, near Millersburg, Missouri. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91. Carolyn Linton, the artisan behind Green Meadow Barn Company, is a storyteller. As she guides you around her showroom in Millersburg, Missouri she recalls the history of her pieces with pride in her voice. Her hands, the hands that created each piece of furniture,…

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Christmas Shopping in Callaway County: Hit the Bricks!

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  “It was my privilege to ride twice across the Kingdom of Callaway, and to talk with its hospitable inhabitants.” – Raymond Weeks, circa 1890 Over a century later Weeks words resonated with me as I toured Callaway County’s cities and villages. Fulton, the seat of Callaway County is a charming destination brimming with character and hospitable inhabitants- a perfect…

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McCutchen Theater at Charleston, Missouri

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McCutchen Theater at Charleston, Missouri has a rich history and strong ties to the town’s cultural heritage. It is eligible to be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. McCutchen Theater at Charleston, Missouri has a rich history and strong ties to the town’s cultural heritage. It is eligible to be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Red Moose Vineyard in Crawford County

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By Laura (Abernathy) Huffman Have you ever went moose hunting in Missouri? I went two weekends ago and brought home a trophy bottle of Sweet Crater Red wine from Red Moose Vineyard located between Steelville and Salem in Crawford County, Missouri. The vineyard and winery is part of the newly designated Meramec River Wine Trail that features eight wineries in…

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Peaceful Bend Winery at Steelville, Missouri

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By Laura (Abernathy) Huffman Peaceful Bend Winery’s iconic swiss styled chalet burned to the ground November 25, 2016. That might have been “game over” for some-but not for winemakers Clyde Gill & Katie Knott. The timing couldn’t have been much worse. The duo had already purchased their preferred Missouri grown grapes. Much of that crop was already being turned into…

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Plain & Fancy B&B in Arcadia Valley, Missouri

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By Laura (Abernathy) Huffman Plain & Fancy Bed and Breakfast in Arcadia is nearly famous as a romantic getaway in one of Missouri’s most scenic settings- Arcadia Valley. Romance isn’t all this Victorian styled B&B offers though. Plain & Fancy Bed and Breakfast in Arcadia Valley, Missouri. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91. When Holly DeMaria greeted me…

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Immanuel Lutheran Church at Pilot Knob

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By Laura (Abernathy) Huffman The Population 91 team returned to the battlefield mid-morning of Sunday, September 24, 2017. At the entrance of Fort Davidson State Historic Site we turned the opposite direction, north, towards Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession at the corner of Pine and Ziegler streets in Pilot Knob. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for…

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Fulton's Brick District the day before the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91.

On Our Radar (Autumn 2017)

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By Laura (Abernathy) Huffman As I drove north to Jefferson City both Friday and Saturday I noticed that Mother Nature has began turning the page from summer to fall. Father Time reminded me that there is more to see and do in Missouri’s rural spaces than there are weekends left in the year. Here are our recommendations of places to…

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The Bank of Waynesville the morning after the robbery. A slab of steel was hurled through the large window at far right. Hundreds of citizens viewed the damage over the next three days. Courtesy of Jim Mitchell.

“Cussed and Discussed” The 1917 Waynesville Bank Robbery

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The following article first appeared in the 2017 edition of the Old Settlers Gazette published by the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum & Foundation in Waynesville, Missouri. Each year the publication is provided free of charge, thanks to enthusiastic advertisers, in anticipation of the Old Settlers Day festival held in July. Past issues are available online at www.oldstagecoachstop.org. Pulaski County Tourism…

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The 1909 Peoria, Illinois Balloon Race

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The modern interstate system has made the trip from Peoria, Illinois to Dixon, Missouri possible in just a little more than four and a quarter hours. During 1909 that trip took H. Eugene Honeywell, and George E. Smith just over 17 hours- in a balloon.

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