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TAG : Missouri

Railroad Stories: Katy Railroad Ran Through Farm

Most of my life has been spent living on a farm between Matson and Defiance, Mo., which are two small towns about two miles apart. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad, also known as the Katy Railroad, ran through our farm. The lower part was our farmland and the upper part was hills and ...

More Hometown Heritage

Murphysboro, Illinois, Survived 1925 TornadoMy hometown of Murphysboro is located in southern Illinois and was hit by one of the worst tornadoes ever, in 1925. I wasn’t quite 3 yet, so I don’t remember it, but I have heard many stories about it from family members. According to the stories ...

Open Session: June 2009

Uplifting tale – I’ve enjoyed Starting Over, the serialized fiction by Bob Brown that concluded in the May issue. With our current down times, we need a little humor. This story was amusing and uplifting.Colleen Agee Houston, Mo.Thankful for ideas – Some time ago, I wrote in asking for ...

Editor’s Notebook: Scrapbook turned out to be a hit during trip

A few months ago, a singing group I belong to was invited to the Terra Madre conference in Italy, a gathering about sustainable farming and food production. I knew we would meet folks who might not have any idea what “America’s Heartland” means.So, I put out a call for photos to several ...

Open Session: November 2008

Drive-in theater – When I opened the July issue, it fell open to the Heart of the Home section, and my eye caught on the phrase “Twin Drive-In Theater” in a reader’s story (“Fireworks Bring Back Memories of Dad”). Surely this couldn’t be the same Twin Drive-In in Independence, ...