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Turner Station Depot

Once a busy shipping point on the old Memphis Railroad, Turner station had become a flag stop for the post office by 1958. The old depot, long out of use, was torn down by the Frisco Railroad in 1958. This article gives some of the history of the Turner area.
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John Hutchison

John Hutchison, one of thirty-nine surviving Union veterans, was interviewed by Eddie Bass. He shared his personal history and colorful army stories in this 1950 newspaper article.   READ MORE
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Bears vs Tigers

On September 2, the University of Missouri Tigers face off against the Missouri State Bears for the first time since 1923. Adding to the intrigue, Bears coach Dave Steckel returns to Columbia for the first time since accepting the Missouri State job three years ago.   READ MORE
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Larry Phillips

A 1968 Fairgrounds Speedway race was won by Larry Phillips by doing a sweeping power slide to get by Bob Perry and leader Lloyd Tabor at the same time. George Baxter finished second, Don Kordalis, third and David Goldsberry was fourth place.
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