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Taking Skills from the Farm to War

Like many young American men in the 1940s, Wilbur Taylor was headed to war.  But his job would be a unique one requiring some of…

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More Than Two Blocks of Murals

Michelangelo had a very large canvass when he began work on the Sistine chapel.  Make a trip to this river town and you’ll find a…

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Where Civil War Engineers Ran Out of Names

Civil War engineers were simply running out of names…but that doesn’t mean the forts here were not important.  It’s a place where the Union troops…

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Rememberance of the Trail of Tears

Many of us have heard of the Trail of Tears.  This community chose to honor those who were forced to make that journey.  It turn…

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A Long Stretch of Original Route 66

Old Route 66 is a major tourist attraction in many communities along the highway.  But here you’ll find some of the longest stretches of original…

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Wildlife That Draws People Here

Deer, turkey, black bear and mountain lion – they are just a few of the creatures roaming these woods and that has made this place…

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A Unique Look at the Outdoors

When you grow up with something all of your life, you may not realize exactly how special it is.  That was a bit the case…

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A Japanese Teenager’s Journey to the US

As a Japanese teenager, Barbara was taught to defend herself from American soldiers arriving in her country.  She ended up marrying one of them.  But…

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Living In Japan When World War II Ended

This week we are featuring Barbara Law who recently passed away.  She was a teenager living in Japan when World War II ended.  Her country’s…

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A Look Back At The Story of Barbara Law

This past week Barbara Law of King City, Missouri passed away at the age of 87.  I had the honor of knowing her and even…

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The First Library of Its Kind In The State

Many of us use a library, not only for books, but for many other resources as well.  But in this small town, the school and…

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Development in Missouri’s Smallest County

When you live in Missouri’s smallest county, both in land area and population, you sometimes need to be resourceful in meeting the needs of your…

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All Ears On A Small Town

Fulton, Missouri is today a town of about 10,000 people.  When compared to the cities of the world it is quite small.  However, for one…

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A Big Name With a Big Speech

Many colleges invite dignitaries to their campus to give a lecture.  But this was no ordinary speaker and this was not a simple lecture in…

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A Symbol of Determination in the Face of Crisis

He was a symbol of determination in the face of crisis – a man who led one of the great nations of the world against…

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A Determined Person in Waynesville, Missouri

Sometimes all it takes is one determined person.  That was the case in Waynesville, MO.  If not for one such lady, this well visited spot…

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The Old Stagecoach Stop

It’s simply known as the “Old Stagecoach Stop.”  That title gives you an idea of what the building might have been used for, but stop…

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Recycling With Positive Change

We’ve all heard of recycling programs, but this one in a small town in southern Missouri has a bit of a twist.  Sure it kept…

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A Different School Fundraiser

If you have kids or grandkids in school, you’ve probably been asked to buy something as part of a school fundraiser.  Such was the case…

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The Only Noel

At Christmas we may sing, “The First Noel.”  In the United States, this is the “Only Noel….” SharePrintEmail

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