Tag Archives: Civil War

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 »

Attend MO State Archives Program, “Driving Across Missouri: A Guide to I-70”

Drivers speeding across Missouri on I-70 might not know what they are missing, but authors Ted Cable and LuAnn Cadden do.  According to them, untold attractions right along the highway between St. Louis and Kansas City await travelers in Missouri.  Driving Across Missouri is packed with fun-filled information, stories, and trivia that helps travelers look beyond the passing blur to ... Read More »

Boonville Trek Takes You Back

This spring, I drove through Boonville and Cooper County guided by the Cooper County Gas Tank Tour brochure.  This brochure guides you on a tour of living history and leads you to historic destinations throughout the area. Not too far from Boonville is the small village of New Lebanon.  A church, a one-room schoolhouse and an old country store will ... Read More »

What’s in the Boonslick?

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel around the Boonslick Area with Missouri Tourism Director Katie Steele Danner. The Boonslick Area is rich in  cultural heritage and history. From Civil War to African-American history, you can be sure to find it there.  Visiting the various towns and communities was like a step back in time. I ... Read More »

Missouri celebrates all things Irish

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2009, Rolla

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” George Bernard Shaw Over the years, there is no day that makes me think of family and good ... Read More »

Missouri haunts

Leaves are turning, the weather is cooling and it’s almost time for ghosts to be out, well, ghouling. As Halloween approaches, many fun-loving spirits may take the opportunity to visit one of Missouri’s rumored-to-be-haunted locations in search of an otherworldly adventure. As a state that played a major role in the Civil War, Missouri – which has a long and ... Read More »