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The Ray House

 Ray house circa 1958One of the most prominent attractions at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is the Ray House, a silent witness to the bloody battle there on August 10, 1861. More

Gospel for Bloomer Girls

 Woman with bicycle wearing bicycling costume; 2 piece package enclosure for Pope Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Conn., manufacturers of Columbia BicyclesAlternative religious services for bicyclists proposed in St. Louis’ Forest Park area in 1897. More

Daniel Boone and his son Nathan Boone

 Daniel BooneHunters, trappers, surveyors, road builders, businessmen and much more the Boone family played vital roles in the pioneering of the American frontier. More

Flax

 Flax FlowerCotton was scarce in Missouri during the Civil War. 
This newspaper article offers an alternative to cotton
for the Missouri farmer. More

Air Fare Costs in 1930

 Northrop AlphaSpringfield Municipal airport manager announces reduced air fare prices in this article from the Springfield, Missouri Press. More

Silas Turnbo Manuscripts


From Big Chief tablets to the World Wide Web: Stories of wild animals, families, civil war and other realities of the lives of Ozarks pioneers can be found online. More

Young Brothers Massacre


The most lawmen killed in one day before 9/11 is the subtitle to the Bruce Davis book, We’re Dead, Come On In. January marks the anniversary of what came to be known as the Young Brothers Massacre. More