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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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"Azalea" by deeannjay12

Population 91’s “3 For 17”

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by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman Population 91 will be hitting the highways and back roads of the Ozarks and Missouri in 2017 to bring you stories of unique festivals, forgotten histories, one of a kind museums, and Mother Nature’s scenic wonders. Here are our most anticipated events for the next year: 49th Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival April 20-23, 2017 Charleston, Mississippi County,…

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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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3 Iconic Ozark Mountain River Views That You Have to See in Person!

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Whether you are a nature lover, a photographer, or just a fan of majestic scenery you should file these under “You have to see it to believe it!” What’s your favorite scenic spot in the Ozarks? Castor River Shut-Ins: Home to Missouri’s only pink granite shut-ins. From Fredericktown take Highway 72 east about three miles to Highway J. Turn left…

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Tuesday Night Band of Gypsies

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Via The Pulaski County Democrat 9 June, 1905 Page 5 A band of Gypsies, those strange and curious people of the far east will be encamped in the Court House square next Tuesday night and will not only entertain you in their songs and music but will serve cake, ice cream and lunch. These people are under the auspices…

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Who Poisoned The Jack?

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AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO POISON COMPANY JACK Sheriff Lee Baker Makes An Arrest Tuesday. On the night of Monday, May 28th an attempt was made to poison the big jack recently purchased from the Ravenwood Stock Farm, in Cooper county by a number of Waynesville citizens. The animal was being kept by W.L. Vaught, one of the owners, in…

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A Thanksgiving Dinner

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DEAR EDITOR:- I thought I would write you from this vicinity and let you know all the news as the weather is bad and I have not much to do that a little chat with you would be of some interest. Health is very good, some cases of croup but getting along all right. There is not much work going…

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Won Marriage License At Marbles

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One of the most unique and probably the most interesting games of marbles ever played in this town was a series of games by Circuit Clerk G.W. Gan and W. L. York last week. The game was to consist of three series of three sevens each and the prize was a marriage license to be issued to Mr. York in…

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Sketch of Allan L. McGregor's great, great paternal grandmother, Mary Helen Campbell McGregor (1672-1745) Shared by Gregory W Moss via

Allan McGregor’s Cane

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Richmond Democrat3 February, 1881 “Hon. Allen McGregor, member from Pulaski county, who arrived at Jefferson City on the 3d, inst., carries with him a souvenoir in the shape of a silver-headed cane made out of scrub-oak, which his grandfather, who belonged to the Famous Clan McGregor, brought over with him from Scotland, in the year 1800, when he landed in…

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