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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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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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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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The Bank of Waynesville the morning after the robbery. A slab of steel was hurled through the large window at far right. Hundreds of citizens viewed the damage over the next three days. Courtesy of Jim Mitchell.

“Cussed and Discussed” The 1917 Waynesville Bank Robbery

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The following article first appeared in the 2017 edition of the Old Settlers Gazette published by the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum & Foundation in Waynesville, Missouri. Each year the publication is provided free of charge, thanks to enthusiastic advertisers, in anticipation of the Old Settlers Day festival held in July. Past issues are available online at www.oldstagecoachstop.org. Pulaski County Tourism…

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The 1909 Peoria, Illinois Balloon Race

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The modern interstate system has made the trip from Peoria, Illinois to Dixon, Missouri possible in just a little more than four and a quarter hours. During 1909 that trip took H. Eugene Honeywell, and George E. Smith just over 17 hours- in a balloon.

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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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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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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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International tractor at Ozark Agriculture Museum. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91.

Ozark Agriculture Museum at Maramec Spring Park

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By Laura (Abernathy) Huffman Because kids (of all ages) love tractors & farm implements! You’ve most likely heard of, or even visited Maramec Spring Park. The park is located southeast of St. James, Missouri on Highway 8. You may have fed the trout, taken pictures of the old iron works, fished the stream, or walked around it’s landmark spring. However,…

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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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