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Phelps County

Fulton's Brick District the day before the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91.

On Our Radar (Autumn 2017)

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By Laura (Abernathy) Huffman As I drove north to Jefferson City both Friday and Saturday I noticed that Mother Nature has began turning the page from summer to fall. Father Time reminded me that there is more to see and do in Missouri’s rural spaces than there are weekends left in the year. Here are our recommendations of places to…

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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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Eden Roadside Park, courtesy of Joe Sonderman/

Population 91’s Missouri State Park Wish List

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by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman Missouri is teeming with scenic wonders, unique geologic features, and historic locations that elevate their value to all Missourians. Here is our list of five of those locations. Missouri is abuzz with the news that the state is planning three new state parks- Ozark Mountain State Park, Bryant Creek State Park, and Eleven Point State Park.…

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Newburg’s Coldest Case: The Mystery of J.W. Scanlan

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John W. Scanlan was born in Pennsylvania in May, 1854 to Irish immigrants. On December 19, 1911, while conducting business in Phelps County, Missouri he disappeared. His body was never recovered. Springfield Republican headline December 24, 1911 Civic Minded Business & Family Man J.W. Scanlan, as the Rolla Herald often referred to him, had certainly made an impact on Newburg,…

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Former Bank of Lenox in Dent County, Missouri. Image by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman for Population 91.

The Bank of Lenox & Mr. Young

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Prologue In the darkness of a summer night in August, 1932, Orville Robinson and Elmer Martin drove into Dent County headed for the Bank of Lenox. The Missouri State Highway Commission map of the State Road System only shows one state road into Lenox- a narrow gravel road connecting the community to Salem, 12 miles to the east. The men…

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John’s Modern Cabins- Phelps County

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Abandoned Route 66 motor court near the ghost town of Arlington in Phelps County, Missouri. October 2013.

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Vintage Outbuilding- Phelps County, MO

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Vintage farm outbuilding on gravel road near Yancy Mill, Phelps County, MO.

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Chair In Tree- Brookshire Cemetery, Phelps County MO

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Chair In Tree- Brookshire Cemetery, Phelps County Missouri. Brookshire Cemetery is near Yancy Mill and Edgar Springs. May 29, 2014.

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