Tag Archives: ozarks

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,

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

Break Time is over, now get back to work!

Every adventure starts with planning, this time it’s localized. No big road trip just close to home, down and dirty foot work. Over a number of years I’ve been visiting as many locations as possible digging up images from the

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