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Proposed scenic byway through the Ozarks awaiting local approval

A proposed 375-mile-long scenic byway is headed to several communities for public meetings and a vote of approval.  The Scenic Missouri group submitted the proposal, called “Ozark Run,” to the Missouri Department of Transportation,...

Oregon Trail West of Casper, Wyoming

After traveling through the miles and miles of corn, hayfields, sorghum, maze and soybeans, along with livestock, I was in overload of how much agriculture there was.  The US is surely the breadbasket of...

Show me the Ozarks!

Since we live in the state that touts the Ozarks, how many of us actually know where the Ozark Mountains are?  When I was about 16 years old, I worked at a gas station...

Stops along the way on the Oregon Trail

The history along the Oregon Trail has tried to be collected and saved throughout the years. Some of the routes and stories have been changed a bit by organizations trying to get their name...

The start of the Oregon Trail — St. Joseph, Missouri

Although many pioneers started from other parts east and south of Missouri, the greatest majority passed through Missouri and left for the Oregon Trail around St. Joseph, Missouri. With 500 to 600 thousand people...

Return to Boone’s Lick Road — hidden markers

Last spring I took a trip to try to rediscover the Boone’s Lick Road across eastern Missouri.   I was looking for the 32 pink granite Boone’s Lick Road markers that were erected by the Daughters...

Exploring the area where 2 great meet

When I recently suggested a road trip north of St. Louis to my family, and they weren’t quite sure what to expect.  The truth was I felt the same. I prefer exploring spots south...

Missouri to Oregon on the trail

We have not been around much the last month-and-a-half, as we have been following the Oregon Trail, literally!  We started out, as most of the immigrant pioneers started, either by crossing the Mississippi River...