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“John & Eliza Fleming” during the 8th Annual Echoes from the Past trolley tour during Route 66 Cuba Fest. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91.

Route 66 Cuba Fest 2016

3072 2082 Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

An adventure buddy clued me in to Route 66 Cuba Fest this morning. As soon as the words “cemetery trolley” rolled off her tongue I was enthusiastically in. Karen had heard that the free trolley tickets normally went pretty quick. As soon as we arrived at the street festival in Cuba’s historic district we made a beeline to the trolley…

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Former Bank of Lenox in Dent County, Missouri. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91.

The Bank of Lenox & Mr. Young

1784 1336 Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

Prologue In the darkness of a summer night in August, 1932, Orville Robinson and Elmer Martin drove into Dent County headed for the Bank of Lenox. The Missouri State Highway Commission map of the State Road System only shows one state road into Lenox- a narrow gravel road connecting the community to Salem, 12 miles to the east. The men…

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Henry Starr, the Cherokee Bad Man

The Cherokee Badman Comes To Town

510 647 Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

December 20, 1920 most likely started off as a typical weekday in Seligman, Missouri. That all changed mid-morning, around 10 o’clock, when an automobile pulled in front of the Bank of Seligman. A dark complexioned, tall man and his shorter tow-headed companion stepped out of the vehicle and entered the bank. A third man stayed behind, behind the wheel, waiting.…

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