Category Archives: Mountains

Bennett Spring State Park

Bennett Spring and its valley have attracted visitors since the mid-19th century. Settlers found the spring-fed streams to be ideal locations for their grist and flour mills and the wilderness around the stream was perfect for hunting. James Brice was

The Avillians

Avilla has quiet a history, from it’s early inception through World War II. It will be much easier to give you the Wiki link if your interested in Avilla History. My time in Avilla has always been fun, the people

Bonnie and Clyde in the Ozarks

A vintage photo of the gas station on Glenstone Avenue where Bonnie & Clyde got gas when they captured Tom Percell. It became the Quik Spud store, and now has been totally renovated with the addition of a large metal

Barns of the Ozarks – Part 1

Ozark’s barns are fantastic testaments to the hardscrabble way of life, a life centered on the land, work, family, ingenuity, and perseverance. Many think of barns as integral landmarks along the byways. Others have their favorite barns like the well-kept,

A Simple Life In Appalachia

Ran across this video on youtube. I immediately was taken back by how this guy measured to build anything, he doesn’t use any tape measure or yardstick just his arms. Astonishing how the old timers did things. Give it a

The Old Country Store

The Old Country Store was and is the life blood of small Ozark’s communities. This applies more to this particular store than most. Most neighbors are not just a stones throw from here. Many miles of hills separate this store

Phillipsburg General Store

The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (Missouri Preservation) announced its 2017 list of historic Places in Peril on Friday evening, August 25, 2017 at a special “Unhappy Hour” event at the National Building Arts Center in St. Louis. Listed at

The Cane Hill Store

This is the Cane Hill Store, which sold numerous items for many years including butter churns. Back when a fellow named Jack Roy was a boy, Cane Hill had two stores, a barbershop, a mill, a school and a post

Brighton, Missouri

Old men sat on it’s porch while the women went in to purchased their flour or perhaps hard candies for the children. Walking by, I seemed to smell the pipe tobacco and feel the heat coming from the old cast

I Had An Eerie Feeling

Kind of an eerie, creepy feel… this place felt damp, wet and yet warm and cozy in Greene County. Probably Grandmothers home where Thanksgiving dinners or Christmas parties were shared so it was left to rekindle memories I’m guessing. I