Happy Missouri Secession Day!

After the Missouri State Guard secured victories at Wilson’s Creek (near Springfield, Missouri) in August, 1861 and Lexington, Missouri in September, 1861, the Missouri Legislature met at the Masonic Hall in Neosho, Missouri on October 28, 1861 to debate the subject of secession from the Union. With the attempt at maintaining a neutral stance inContinue reading “Happy Missouri Secession Day!”

Photo Essay: Pilgrimage to Pulliam’s

On Saturday October 23, 2021 I accompanied members of the Stoddard Rangers Camp #2290, Missouri Sons of Confederate Veterans and members of the John Crawford Smith Camp #2302, Arkansas Sons of Confederate Veterans, on a visit to Pulliam’s farm, site of the 1863 Christmas Massacre in Ripley County, Missouri. Researching this event inspired me toContinue reading “Photo Essay: Pilgrimage to Pulliam’s”

From the Foothills to the Delta: Spending a Day On the Rock Island

I had the opportunity to take part in a “speeder” run on the newly reborn Rock Island railroad from Swan Lake to Clarksdale, Mississippi recently. “Speeders” are track inspection vehicles from the days of old and running these pieces of history has become a niche hobby over the years. Before I get into the eventsContinue reading “From the Foothills to the Delta: Spending a Day On the Rock Island”

Battle of Round Pond & The Murder of John Chasteen

I found this article about the Battle of Round Pond, which occurred in southern Cape Girardeau County, Missouri August 1 , 1863. This article was previously posted on another website that I used to maintain so I though readers of my current website might enjoy. Official records indicate that the battle took place near theContinue reading “Battle of Round Pond & The Murder of John Chasteen”

Foothills Media Salutes The Trucking Industry

Part of our mission at Foothills Media is to preserve the past but we also salute and wish to preserve our unique Ozarks culture of the present. Trucking remains a staple industry of those living here and we want to salute those in the industry with our new t-shirt. Thank you to the truckers. YouContinue reading “Foothills Media Salutes The Trucking Industry”

Missouri Workers Need Protection Against Mandates

This is going to be a very short post. On August 23, 2021 President Joe Biden gave a press conference stating that the Pfizer Covid vaccine had been approved by the FDA. In that same press conference he urged businesses to mandate the vaccine or face “harsh restrictions”. In short he knows the Federal governmentContinue reading “Missouri Workers Need Protection Against Mandates”

I Love: Memories Made With Tom T. Hall

From local NPR affiliate KRCU, Cape Girardeau, Missouri: “NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tom T. Hall, the singer-songwriter who composed “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and sang about life’s simple joys as country music’s consummate blue-collar bard, has died. He was 85. His son, Dean Hall, confirmed the musician’s death on Friday at his home in Franklin, Tenn. KnownContinue reading “I Love: Memories Made With Tom T. Hall”