Columbia Missouri Tribune’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Project

Porter In North Missouri

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A third force, under Maj. Henry Caldwell of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry, had about 240 men and was moving south from Mexico. It included elements of the 3rd Iowa, the 10th Missouri State Militia Cavalry and an independent company from Pike County called the Red Rovers.

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Overlook Farm in Clarksville Missouri Featured on KSDK 5’s Show Me in St Louis

Overlook Farm MOTwo stories featuring Overlook Farm in Clarksville Missouri can be seen on KSDK Channel 5’s Show Me in St Louis website:

Luv Luv Farm Festival at Overlook Farm

Jul 24, 2012 at 12:44 PM
(KSDK) — Overlook Farm in Clarksville, Missouri is hosting the third annual Luv Luv Farm Festival.The festival is August 10-12. Along with farm-to-table fresh food and live music, there will also be a silent auction to benefit Chefs4Students.
Jul 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Overlook Farm, in Clarksville, Missouri, is the perfect destination.

Just found this on Dr Debra Peppers blog: Shakin’ the Salt about long time Clarksville, Missouri residents, Duke & Bootsie Duvall. Enjoy.

Shakin' The Salt

I realize with every passing year how much I love and appreciate my  Daddy. I have written of him in several of my books, and joined authors  Dr. James Dobson, Philip Yancy, Rick Warren, Bruce Wilkinson, Gary Smalley, and John Trent in Embrace of Father. They also have heartwarming stories of their fathers, as do many of you. So in honor of great fathers everywhere, this is an excerpt from my book, It’s Your Turn Now, celebrating Daddy’s “Love Letter” written many years ago.

I was born on Father’s Day back in the 1950s to wonderful parents, but somehow being born on Father’s Day immediately made me “Daddy’s Baby Girl!” For twelve years I could do no wrong; then came my terrible teens! I wish I could take back those rebellious years, for I would never have chosen to be a high school dropout and runaway – especially back in the late…

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People’s Tribune Preparing for the Champ Clark Heritage Festival

James Beauchamp 'Champ' Clark Statue in Bowling Green Missouri

James Beauchamp ‘Champ’ Clark Statue in Bowling Green Missouri

There’s an informative article by The Peoples Tribune’s April M. Fronick ( about the upcoming Champ Clark Heritage Festival (Sept. 8th) celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 1912 U.S. Presidential race that almost had Bowling Green Missouri’s own James Beauchamp ‘Champ’ Clark as the Democratic nominee.

Edged out of the Democratic Convention by eventual President Woodrow Wilson, Champ Clark remained Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1919.

Check out April’s article for more information, including the premier of a new two-act play “Almost President” by local play write Brent Engel:

Author Notes Little Has Changed In Politics 100 Years Since Election Of 1912

This fall marks 100 years since the Democratic Convention of 1912 where Bowling Green’s own Champ Clark fell just short of the presidential nomination and, likely, the White House. Most people know that Champ served as Speaker of the House and that he came close to the presidential bid. At this year’s Heritage Festival on Sept. 8, folks will get a better glimpse of history in the two-act play, “Almost President,” written by local author Brent Engel. Read the full article at http://

Hydro Power on the Mississippi at Clarksville?


City of Quincy Project No. 13331-002; FFP Project 109, LLC Project No. 14402-000


(July 10, 2012)

On May 1, 2012, City of Quincy and FFP Project 109, LLC filed preliminary permit applications pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act proposing to study the feasibility of a hydropower project, to be located at the existing Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 24 on the Mississippi River, near the city of Clarksville in Pike County, Missouri and Calhoun County, Illinois. City of Quincy’s application is for a successive preliminary permit. Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 24 is owned by the United States government and operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owner’s express permission….. Read More.

When I’m not on the Mississippi near Clarksville, I head to sourthern Missouri to float. Check out a May adventure I took to float the Meramec River near Steelville Missouri.

Caveman Jones

A few weeks ago, a couple of friends and I got up early and headed to Steelville Missouri for our first float of the year. No crowds and nice weather made it a great day to float.

I brought my Dagger kayak and my buddies rented a canoe. They paid $20 each but I had to pay $25 just for a one-way shuttle! Next time I’m bringing my Gazetteer and hopefully my buddies have bought their own boats.

Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer

We soaked up the sun the whole float but right at the takeout felt the first drops of rain. We drove home in the rain thinking we stole one from Mother Nature. I made it home by 5:30 and headed to the Clarksville Artist Guild meeting!

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