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Posted May 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Late in the afternoon of July 21, 1865, Wild Bill Hickok took up a position on the corner of South Avenue and the Springfield public square waiting to see whether Dave Tutt came across the square sporting Hickok’s gold Waltham watch.

Posted May 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM

When you live in Missouri, events like Halloween and the Fourth of July happen just like they do anywhere else in the country. But here in Missouri, you also get the element of surprise called the weather.

Updated May 21, 2016 at 12:52 PM

There was a time when children "were to be seen and not heard" and when it was unacceptable to include children in "grown up" conversations and situations of any kind.

Posted May 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Laclede County native William “Billy” Martin was 29 years old in 1889. The county history published the same year allowed that “for a man so young,” Martin’s dubious career had been “a remarkable one.”

Posted May 11, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Irene Scott, according to her mother, was a “good girl” growing up in Alabama in the 1920s and even taught a Sunday school class. However, shortly after she turned 18, she just decided to “pick up and run off.”

Updated May 10, 2016 at 5:26 PM

A few weeks ago while talking to Mackenzie on the phone, she started switching some words around while trying to tell me something. Realizing what she’d done, she said, “Nanna, let me rephrase that so it makes more sense…”

Posted May 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM

I’m not going to go into any details, but it’s safe to say that all four of my amazing and wonderful children went through stages of thinking they were wiser and more capable of making choices and decisions than they actually were.

Posted May 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Twenty-two-year-old Bertha Williams was said to be one of the prettiest girls in Jefferson County, Missouri, when Henry Graham married her in 1894. Ten years later, though, their marriage hit the rocks.

Posted Apr 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Doing credible research online is much more feasible than it used to be because many more original records are now available than was the case just a few years ago.

Posted Apr 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM

When you have children in the house you can be sure there will be accidents; spills, breaks, stains and any number of other “methods” of turning something new or special into something new or special with a little added...

Updated Apr 8, 2016 at 6:58 PM

I know some people roll their eyes when they hear the term composting but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Just as one has to schedule exercising, or recycling, composting is all about developing a habit.

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