The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places during its quarterly meeting on May 15 in Joplin. The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. in the Council Chambers (5th floor) of Joplin City Hall, located at 602 South Main Street.
In 1897 Johnson Oatman, Jr. published what would become one of the most beloved hymns of modern times. It is a song that fits in nicely with the theme of Thanksgiving and it was inspired by a verse of scripture in Paul’s letter to the church at Thessalonica. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” The song was Count Your Many Blessings and it begins:
On national television Wednesday, July 23, award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon learned about a gruesome chapter of her family history that the Missouri State Archives, a division of Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office, helped uncover.
Quilting has been around for thousands of years. In the early days, quilting was done out of necessity. Some say, quilting was started by frugal women trying to get the most out of their worn-out clothes. History tells us that clothing and material was very expensive so worn out clothing was put to use by cutting the garments into smaller pieces of fabric and collecting enough to make a quilt. This was one sure way of putting new life in the old garments. Early settlers could not afford to simply discard things when they wore out; necessity required they carefully use their resources.
A national conference on one-room schools is coming to Missouri this summer and should bring national attention to one-room school preservation efforts in the state.
As part of Commander Baker’s opening remarks, he relayed the history of Taps and how its playing at military funerals came about. Taps history is as follows:
The Wayne County Historical Society will have its next meeting Monday, Aug.5, at 7 p.m. at the Patterson Community Center. The guest speaker will be Mr. David (Dave) Rowold, who is the Forestry District Supervisor at the Piedmont office. He will be speaking of the history of timber from the early days to the present day.
The Korean conflict from 1950-53 is often called “America’s Forgotten War.” But this week’s 60th anniversary of the war’s end is anything but forgotten.
This windy March day (March 25, 1964) began as most others and I had several chores which needed my attention, but first I had to get my daughter Suzie’s shoes on as she and I needed to make a trip down to the spring branch for a bucket of water. My other children Jim, Jr. and Robin couldn’t wait to get on their school bus so they were on their way to Greenville. Their dad and his friend, Bill Hartman, would just about now be pulling into the parking lot at Brown Shoe in Piedmont.