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Weird Missouri: Your Travel Guide to Missouri's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
James Strait

Sterling, 2008

This offbeat travel guide shows visitors where to find the Show-Me State's local legends, craziest characters, oddball curiosities and bizarre roadside attractions. Color illustrations throughout.


Missouri, Wild & Scenic 2015 Square 12x12

BrownTrout Publishers, 2014

Missouri features an impressive landscape of thriving wetlands, colorful prairies, winding rivers, and more than 1,000 caves. From its lush, sheltering forests to its cool, clear streams, Mark Twain's home state is a place that encourages peaceful contemplation. Missouri's natural surroundings impart a tranquility that is impossible to leave behind. Enjoy the serenity of wild and scenic Missouri in this wall calendar. Includes a free download of ...


Myths and Mysteries of Missouri: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained (Myths and Mysteries Series)
Josh Young

Globe Pequot Press, 2014

Myths and Mysteries of Missouri dispels any notion that the Show Me State is a boring place harboring little unknown. Thirteen diverse chapters, each a story unto itself, probe dark secrets, unexplained phenomena, legendary individuals and actual events which leave people incredulous to this day. Much in this well-researched book has been largely forgotten, but the author's lively and amusing style will awaken curiosity in lifelong residents ...


Missouri Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)
Josh Young

Globe Pequot Press, 2010

The definitive collection of Missouri's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Missouri residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.


Missouri Off the Beaten Path®: A Guide To Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)
Patti DeLano

Globe Pequot Press, 2013

Missouri Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Missouri Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Missouri that other guidebooks just don't offer.


S is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet (Discover America State by State)
Judy Young

Sleeping Bear Press, 2001

Ross & Judy Young's combined belief that children comprehend intricate ideas at a very young age made it possible for them to seamlessly create "S is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet." The husband and wife team elegantly synthesize text and illustration to provide a rich texture of the Show Me State. The alphabet book employs a two-tiered approach that reaches Pre-K through 6th grade students. A rhyme for each letter of the alphabet catches the ...


Hiking Missouri - 2nd Edition (America's Best Day Hiking)
Kevin Lohraff

Human Kinetics, 2009

Hiking Missouri is your complete guide to 127 of the most scenic day hikes in the state. From the Ozarks to Kansas City, and all trails in between, you'll experience the spectacular beauty of the Show Me state. In this one-of-a-kind resource you'll find these features: Detailed descriptions of every hike, in every region, including special points of interest, estimated hiking time and distance, and difficulty ratings for each trail ...


A history of the pioneer families of Missouri
William Smith, 1846- [from old catalog], . Bryan

Ulan Press, 2012

This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and ...


Backroads & Byways of Missouri: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Backroads & Byways)
Archie Satterfield

Countryman Press, 2008

With natives as your guides, this new series steers you down the most scenic and historic byways in the areas they cover, with plenty of intriguing points of interest and places to eat, stay, and shop along the way. This book is for those who didn't know that grape vines in Missouri changed the wine industry in France, or that the worst earthquake in American history also occurred in the same state, or that more Civil War battles were fought ...


Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer

DeLorme Publishing, 2007

Wouldn t it be nice to always have exactly the right kind of map, whatever your needs may be? You will, with the uniquely versatile DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Series. These topographic atlases cover individual states with the most comprehensive detail available, including back roads, backwater lakes and streams, boat ramps, forests, wetlands, trailheads, campgrounds, public lands, prime hunting and fishing spots, and countless landmarks and ...


Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border

University Press of Kansas, 2013

Long before the first shot of the Civil War was fired at Fort Sumter, violence had already erupted along the Missouri-Kansas border—a recurring cycle of robbery, arson, torture, murder, and revenge. This multifaceted study brings together fifteen scholars to expand our understanding of this vitally important region, the violence that besieged it, and its overall impact on the Civil War. Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri blends political, ...


Missouri Off the Beaten Path®, 9th: A Guide to Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)
Patti DeLano

GPP Travel, 2008

Travel the “Show Me” state and you discover the back roads, unusual byways, and unique attractions in the state. Six maps and nineteen black-and-white illustrations help you to your destinations.


The Missouri
Stanley Vestal

Bison Books, 1996

In his review of The Missouri , Allan Nevins noted its theme of tremendous scope: “The Missouri was the river of Lewis and Clark, of Manuel Lisa, General Ashley, and other organizers of the fur trade; of such noted travelers as George Catlin, Henry R. Schoolcraft, and Prince Maximilian; of a host of adventurous steamboat captains; of explorers like Jedediah Smith, Kit Carson, and Frémont; of doughty hunters and trappers like Hugh Glass, Jim ...


The Struggle for Missouri, 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Across the Wide Missouri
Bernard DeVoto

Mariner Books, 1998

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize. Across the Wide Missouri tells the compelling story of the climax and decline of the Rocky Mountain fur trade during the 1830s. More than a history, it portrays the mountain fur trade as a way of business and a way of life, vividly illustrating how it shaped the expansion of the American West.


True Crime: Missouri: The State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases
David J. Krajicek

Stackpole Books, 2011

True Crime: Missouri tells 11 stories of deadly doings in the "Show-Me" state. Author David J. Krajicek also considers whether there is something in the state's bloodlines that makes Missourians a particularly foul breed. One new resident of the state said a neighbor suggested that Missourians like to handle conflicts themselves. His advice: "You shoot, you shovel, and you shut up."    Among the featured crimes in the book: Lee Shelton's ...


Orphan Trains to Missouri (MISSOURI HERITAGE READERS)
Michael D. Patrick, Evelyn Goodrich Trickel

University of Missouri, 1997

As an "orphan train" crossed the country, it left part of its cargo at each stop, a few children in one small town and a few in another. Even though farmers needed many hands for labor, most of the small farm communities could not or would not take all of the children on the train. As the train moved to its next stop, those children not taken feared no one would ever want them. Early immigration laws encouraged the poor of Europe to find new ...


Good Night Missouri (Good Night Our World)
Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper

Good Night Books, 2013

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these boardbooks designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions—such as the Rocky Mountains in Denver, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Lake Ontario in Toronto, and volcanoes in Hawaii. ...


Homefront in Civil War Missouri, The
James Erwin

The History Press, 2014

Over one thousand Civil War engagements were fought in Missouri, and the conflict could not be quarantined from civilian life. In the countryside, the wives and mothers of absent soldiers had to cope with marauders from both sides. Children saw their fathers and brothers beaten, hanged or shot. In the cities, a cheer for Jeff Davis could land a young boy in jail, and a letter to a sweetheart in the Confederate army could get a girl banished from ...


Kristie C. Wolferman

University of Missouri, 1997

On November 10, 1808, the American militia and the chiefs from the Little Osage and Big Osage nations celebrated. Fort Osage, built on a Missouri River bluff 250 miles west of St. Louis, was officially opened on that date, and the Osage Indians signed a treaty with the Americans written by Governor Meriwether Lewis. Fort Osage, intended as a citadel for the opening of the great American West, was also to function as a trading post for the Osage ...



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