Tag Archives: Civil War

Sikeston Readies for Battle of Sandy Ridge Reenactment

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Looking for adventure and fun-filled activities? Look no farther than Sikeston, where the Battle of Sandy Ridge Civil War reenactment is set for March 1-3 on the site of the original battle. I’ve attended the Battle of Sandy Ridge on several occasions and am astounded at the historical knowledge and authenticity the reenactors bring to the event. Soldiers attached to ... Read More »

Site Commemorates African-American Soldiers’ Civil War Service

A plot of rolling prairie near Butler on the Kansas border is Missouri’s newest state-park facility, serving as a monument to the bravery of the African-American Union soldiers who fought a small but important Civil War battle there. The 240 soldiers, many of them escaped slaves, were members of the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry and took part in what ... Read More »

Celebrate Fall Along Missouri Highway 36

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Cool fall days are just around the corner. I hope you are getting ready to celebrate those by traveling through Northern Missouri! What? Not sure what to do? We have an eclectic mix of activities along Missouri’s Highway 36 sure to hold your interest through the next couple of months. Dozens of outstanding Americans were inspired in Missouri, and it ... Read More »

RV Adventures in Southeast Missouri

Missouri is a state worth seeing, both for its beauty and historic sites. There is probably no better way to tour the “Show Me State” than to pack up an RV with all your vacation gear and set out on an adventure. Three of the greatest rivers in North America intersect with Missouri – the Mississippi, the Missouri and the ... Read More »

Find Hidden Treasures in Jefferson City

Been to the State Capitol in Jefferson City lately? Here are a couple of reasons to go, especially if you can get there on the last Friday of the month this summer and fall. First of all, the building itself is beautiful, inside and out. Completed in 1917, the Capitol sits high on a bluff, looking down on the Missouri ... Read More »

History Nerd?

Go ahead, call me a history nerd. It’s okay, I often refer to myself that way. You see, I have a real love for history.  Yes, I do possess an ability to recall names and dates, but mostly I think about history in terms of stories; stories of love, passion, murder, intrigue, war and sabotage.  History is every movie you’ve ... Read More »

Summer Fun in Springfield

Thanks to a three-day Civil War battle reenactment, Springfield Cardinals AA baseball, the Show-Me Music Festival and other events and activities, summer in Springfield promises to be loads of fun. A sure sign of summer is enjoying a Springfield Cardinals baseball game at Hammons Field. Special promotions with lots of giveaways, fireworks displays and, of course, great baseball are planned ... Read More »

Civil War Murals on Route 66 in Cuba, Mo.

The Civil War-related murals in Cuba, Mo.

People usually don’t think of Route 66 in conjunction with the Civil War, but as the U.S. commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Cuba, Missouri, known as the “Route 66 Mural City” can boast a Civil War attraction. As part of its outdoor mural project, Viva Cuba, a community betterment organization, commissioned 12 outdoor murals along the Route ... Read More »

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The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting a home playoff game for the first time in, well, a while, and it’s good to see the city so fired up for football. It’s hard to beat the playoff atmosphere in a city that loves sports, and Kansas City certainly is a sports town. The Chiefs have a tough opponent in the Baltimore ... Read More »

Pulaski County Welcomes 2011!

Take a relaxing float trip in Pulaski County.

Pulaski County is excited for the New Year to begin!  2011 brings fantastic things to do throughout the year. 2011 marks the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War.  Throughout the state, families and school groups will venture out to learn about this important time of our nation’s history. We, in Pulaski County, are proud of our own ... Read More »