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Antiquing in Missouri: Perry

The quiet northeast Missouri town of Perry is perhaps best known by anglers searching for trophy bass, and maybe crappie for the night’s supper, on nearby Mark Twain Lake. The area’s best known feature certainly is a major draw, but it’s not the only reason to visit this community of about 700 residents. Antique stores abound in Perry, with roughly …

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Ralls County has a Worldly History

Ralls County is rich in history. Not far from Hannibal and Mark Twain Lake, the area was settled in 1821 by immigrants from many countries, including Italy, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, and Croatia, to name a few. People flocked to the area after Atlas Portland Cement was built and started recruiting European immigrants to work in the plant. Today, the area …

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So Much To Do …

Growing up, Mom always said summer was pretty much over after July 4. I hated that notion, but now understand what she’s talking about. The days of late July and August, though often punishingly hot, do move pretty fast. And while school is on the horizon, there are plenty of things to do in Missouri before the kids get back …

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