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Missouri (Hello USA)
Rita Ladoux

First Avenue Editions, 2001

Introduces the geography, history, people, industries, and other hightlights of Missouri.


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 ...


Best of the Best from Missouri: Selected Recipes from Missouri's Favorite Cookbooks

Quail Ridge Pr, 1992

From the expedition of Lewis and Clark to the origins of the Pony Express to the stories of Mark Twain, Missouri is full of history and adventure—and discovering the state's cuisine is an adventure, too! Sixty-five of the leading cookbooks from the Show Me State have contributed a delicious variety of recipes to create this remarkable collection. You'll discover such delightful dishes as Log Cabin Cheddar Sticks, Deb's Lip-Lickin' Chicken, ...


The Homefront in Civil War Missouri
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 ...


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 # 14 (Wagons West)
Dana Fuller Ross

Bantam, 1984

To strong men like Whip Holt's son Toby falls the dangerous job of hunting down rampaging outlaws and Indians. With young army cadet Hank Blake and loyal Chief Running Bear, Holt and his blazing rifle would challenge train robbers and gunrunners... a beautiful lady would become the shameful stakes in a contest between a con man and an Englishman... and a growing nation would fight for its glorious future with the blood and bravery of the ...


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 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. 


Rand McNally Easy To Read: Missouri State Map
Rand McNally

Rand McNally, 2009

Rand McNally's Easy To Read State Folded Map is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around Missouri, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll see ...


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. ...


Wagons West: Missouri
Dana Fuller Ross

Pinnacle, 2014

Flowing from the great Rockies to the mighty Mississippi, the long-winding Missouri River offered a shining gateway to the West for America's brave pioneers. Majestic steamboats forged the way upriver, carrying nothing less than the hopes and dreams of a new nation: farmers and traders, families and dance hall girls, riverboat gamblers and cut-throat thieves. For leaders like Toby Holt, son of legendary wagon master Whip Holt, the voyage is ...


St. Louis: The 1904 World's Fair (Images of America: Missouri)
Joe Sonderman, Mike Truax

Arcadia Publishing, 2008

For seven months in 1904, St. Louis was the greatest city on earth. Millions flocked to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition to behold the inventions of the early 20th century. Many saw electric lights, automobiles, aircraft, and moving pictures for the first time. At a time when few traveled more than a couple miles from home, visitors encountered the people and cultures of faraway lands. It was an educational experience, a “university of ...


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.


Missouri Mystic
Jon Mundy

Royal Fireworks, 2004

"Missouri Mystic" by Jon Mundy, Ph.D. is the story of a journey, during the last half of the twentieth century, from a farm in mid Missouri to a ministry in midtown Manhattan, to an itinerant ministry to the world. It includes a guru search in India, a journey with a shaman in the jungles of Chipas, a near death experience and a final coming home to truth as found in "A Course in Miracles." It is the story of an opening to a mystical dimension ...


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 ...


The Amphibians and Reptiles of Missouri
Tom R. Johnson

Missouri Dept Conservation, 2000

This book presents illustrated profiles of amphibians and reptiles found in Missouri.


The Enemy Among Us: POW's in Missouri during World War II
David W. Fiedler

D W Fiedler LLC, 2010

  During World War II, more than fifteen thousand German and Italian soldiers came to Missouri. This was no invasionary force; rather these were prisoners of war, part of a flood of almost a half-million men captured and sent to the United States, held here until the end of the war. Life as a POW in the thirty camps scattered across Missouri was a surprisingly pleasant experience. The men ate well and were quartered under the same conditions ...


Missouri (From Sea to Shining Sea, Second)
Mary Ellen Lago

Children's Press(CT), 2008

Put kids on the road to discovery with the series that brings the United States to life, state by exciting state. It's all here - the history and geography, the people and culture, plus colorful photos, entertaining extras, easy recipes, and so much more. For an armchair tour of the U.S., from sea to shining sea, nothing beats these marvelous books - except maybe a tour guide!


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 ...


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.



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