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Crawford County

Red Moose Vineyard in Crawford County

1260 945 Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

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

2048 1536 Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

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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“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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