Man Made Attractions

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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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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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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Downtown Saint James, Missouri. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91.

Missouri’s Route 66 Gems: Saint James & Waynesville

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We seek out the timelessness of the Mother Road. The byway promises a return to a simpler, unhurried time. But in our quest to find each Route 66 relic and artifact we rush past the smaller towns that provided the fibrous material that formed the cross country highway which connected us all. By Laura (Abernathy) Huffman I have deep affection,…

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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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Discover Potosi- “Historic (and haunted) Jewel of Missouri”

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By Laura (Abernathy) Huffman I have traveled through Potosi, Missouri several times a year since 1981. As a child I peered out the back windows of the family Thunderbird at the town as dad wheeled us through Potosi on the way to Grandma & Grandpa’s home in Southeast Missouri. In 1984, on the way to our family Thanksgiving, I remember…

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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

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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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