Missouri

Mascots of the SEC: Part Three

Jackson, Mississippi; Oxford, Mississippi; Columbia, Missouri; Columbia, South Carolina

Bullies, controversy, fighting chickens, and a little bit of Civil War history. Always expect the unexpected in the Southeastern Conference, especially when it comes to mascots.

Confederate Chaplain E. M. Bounds and the Battle of Franklin

Franklin, Tennessee

E. M. Bounds wrote many books on prayer, and his life was one of prayer—especially in the days after the Battle of Franklin

A Cowgirl in a Cowboy’s World: Part Three

Princeton, Missouri; Hunt, Texas; Goodnight, Texas

Whether it was teaching life lessons to generations of young women, defending the weak, or just living life their own way and leaving a positive mark on the world, these women embodied the spirit of a cowgirl

A Cowgirl in a Cowboy’s World: Part One

Austin, Texas; Mulhall, Oklahoma; Alpine, Texas

Unintentional leaders, these Southern cowgirls reshaped the worlds they lived in while shaping a future for the generations to follow

Huck Finn’s Original: Hannibal’s Tom Blankenship

Hannibal, Missouri

Even with his stumbling manners and tendency to incite reproach, Tom Blankenship stole the heart of Samuel Clemens and, through Huck Finn, the hearts of generations of readers to come

Infamous Southerners: Part Four

Ash Grove, Missouri; Jackson County, Missouri; Van Buren, Arkansas

A mother who loves her boys, a church-going “deacon” who neither smokes nor drinks, a Wild West showman and author. Don’t sound much like the South’s worst outlaws, do they?

Infamous Southerners: Part Three

San Saba County, Texas; Lexington, Missouri; Fort Concho, Texas; Bonham, Texas

We’d like to introduce you to some of the deadliest men ever to step foot in the South

Infamous Southerners: Part One

Adairsville, Georgia; Carthage, Missouri; Kearney, Missouri; Dallas, Texas

While the South has produced its fair share of fine, law-abiding citizens, it’s no secret that some of the most notorious criminals in history were born south of the Mason-Dixon Line

Infamous Southerners: Part Two

Memphis, Missouri; Waterloo, Maryland; Griffin, Georgia; Memphis, Tennessee

From Doc Holliday to “Machine Gun” Kelly, the South has raised some tough characters who woke up on the wrong side of the law

Five Reasons to Fall in Love with St. Genevieve, Missouri

St. Genevieve, Missouri

One step into Missouri’s oldest town and you’ll see why we’re smitten: St. Genevieve is small-town USA at its best

A Toast to Branson: Wine Tasting in the Show Me State

Branson, Missouri

For a more grown-up getaway, take a drive off the beaten path and relax in the comfort of the Ozarks while toasting some of Branson’s, and the country’s, finest wines

All Hail the Monarch!

Keep your eyes peeled for this month’s monarchs—they’re about to undergo the journey of a lifetime.

Hard Work U: College of the Ozarks, Part One

Branson, Missouri

It’s not easy to earn the epithet “Hard Work U,” but College of the Ozarks did just that; for over a century, the school has instilled its students with an unrivaled work ethic, offering them the opportunity to graduate debt-free.

Hard Work U: College of the Ozarks, Part Two

Branson, Missouri

For over a century, College of the Ozarks has maintained their original values, ensuring that students work hard and graduate debt-free.

The Famous Storytelling Farmwife of Mansfield: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mansfield, Missouri

America’s “Little House on the Prairie” girl spent most of her life as a farmer’s wife on a little wooded ridge in the Ozarks of southern Missouri

Branson Beginnings

Branson, Missouri

From general store to a hundred shows, this star in the Ozarks has always had a visionary, hard-working, entrepreneurial spirit to keep it going

A History of Silver Dollar City

Branson, Missouri

Over the course of a century what began as a natural Ozark wonder was joined by wonders man-made—but the wonder of Silver Dollar City is that the one is universally complemented by the other