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The Loganberry Inn in Fulton, Missouri. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91.

Fulton’s Brick District B&B- The Loganberry Inn

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Fulton’s historic districts beg to be explored on foot or by bicycle with a camera or sketchbook in tow. During Autumn the tree-lined streets are brilliant with leaves painted in fiery reds, blazing oranges, and warm golden yellows. Burled branches frame the neighborhoods’ sentinel like homes perfectly for Instagram-worthy architecture images. Rays of sunshine bathe the bricked street of the…

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Fulton, Missouri's Court Street will quicken the pulse of architecture enthusiasts and history buffs. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91.

Fulton’s Court Street: As Pretty As A Picture

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Fulton, Missouri’s Court Street could be the setting for a novel, or perhaps a Hollywood movie placed in a Midwestern American small town. Actually, it once was. Published in 1940, and authored by native son Henry Bellamann, Fulton’s landmarks and physical characteristics make cameo appearances in the fictional Kings Row. The melodrama novel was a best seller (author Anne Rice…

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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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Three Road Trip Worthy Burger Joints

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I am always on the lookout for a great hamburger when I am exploring the small towns of the Ozarks and beyond. I can be a very harsh critic when it comes to what lies between the buns. I’m not a huge fan of gimmick burgers, although my mouth does water at the thought of thick cut peppered bacon and sharp cheddar cheese toppings. But, I’ll skip the ketchup, mayonnaise, avocado, mustard. Keep the garden too. I’ll take a straight up, honest, authentic, hand-pattied, never frozen, burger please. Bonus points for hand cut fries.

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