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    When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to turn, Main Street Saint Charles transforms from a bustling shopping district to a holiday wonderland. From the twinkling lights to the fresh pine roping and wreaths to the thousands of handmade red bows, the stage is set for one of the most engaging holiday traditions …

    The post Historic Saint Charles: Magical Christmas Traditions appeared first on VisitMO Spotlight.


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    Barrels are probably one of the first things that come to mind when you think about wine. They have become an archetypal symbol of wine over the years, but their use started accidentally. For thousands of years, wine was transported in clay amphora. These vessels worked fine when transporting wine for the most part. They …

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    You’re coming to Missouri and hope to catch the blues.   The St. Louis Blues, that is. Tickets for the game are in hand and you’re excited for the puck drop, but aren’t sure how to spend your free time in the hours leading up to the game. And more importantly, you’re not sure what …

    The post What To Do Before and After a Blues Game appeared first on VisitMO Spotlight.


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    The name is French, the origins Roman, the slogan Cajun and the color scheme Russian. What else would you expect from a wild and crazy event like Mardi Gras? New Orleans and Mardi Gras may seem to be synonymous, but if you feel the urge to celebrate the season, the Show-Me State is a great …

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    It’s about 1,100 miles from Lamar, Missouri, to Washington, D.C., and he no doubt would have enjoyed the walk. But Harry S. Truman’s path to the White House wasn’t that direct. Before becoming president, Truman served in the Army during World War I, worked retail at a men’s clothing store in Kansas City, served as …

    The post Celebrate Truman’s Birthday in Missouri appeared first on VisitMO Spotlight.


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  • 07/21/11--14:24: History Nerd?
  • Go ahead, call me a history nerd. It’s okay, I often refer to myself that way. You see, I have a real love for history.  Yes, I do possess an ability to recall names and dates, but mostly I think about history in terms of stories; stories of love, passion, murder, intrigue, war and sabotage. …

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    The days are already shorter.  The air is acquiring a sharper bite.  It’s hard to imagine the grey, cold indifference of winter could offer up one of Mother Nature’s sweetest gifts.  But winter does have its treats.  Sometimes you just have to go prospecting a little harder to find them.  Maybe even deep inside a …

    The post There’s sugar in them there trees . . . appeared first on VisitMO Spotlight.


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    If you’re looking for things to do in Missouri, visit Madison County. Located in the Saint Francois Mountains, our area features a perfect blend of rolling farmland and heavily forested hills with many creeks, rivers and lakes. Nestled amongst this natural beauty are the historic towns of Fredericktown and Marquand, each offering a unique experience …

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    If you ask genealogists how they became interested in family history research, many will cite specific childhood memories. Others will point to hints of long-lost family secrets or to a total void of any information. All cite a need to know who they are and where they came from. My interest in history began with …

    The post Memories and Mysteries Revealed in the 1940 Census appeared first on VisitMO Spotlight.


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    A plot of rolling prairie near Butler on the Kansas border is Missouri’s newest state-park facility, serving as a monument to the bravery of the African-American Union soldiers who fought a small but important Civil War battle there. The 240 soldiers, many of them escaped slaves, were members of the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry …

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