Destinations

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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Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huan for Population 91.

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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Did this beaver felt hat belong to James Handy Moore's brother, Paul? Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91

Historic Charleston, MO- The Moore Home

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The history that surrounds this small town in the Upper Delta Region of the Middle Mississippi River Valley makes Charleston a worthy stop any time of year.

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Historic Charleston, MO- First Steps into the Louisiana Purchase

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The history that surrounds this small town in the Upper Delta Region of the Middle Mississippi River Valley makes Charleston a worthy stop any time of year.

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Charleston- you are a grand lady and a gracious host! Your Dogwood Azalea 🌺 Festival is one of our favorite things! Thank You for the splendid memories!

Charleston’s 49th Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival

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Although I had checked in Friday afternoon for the 49th Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival I couldn’t get enough of this small town in the Upper Delta Region of the Middle Mississippi River Valley.

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