Villages, Towns, & Cities

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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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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