Jo Schaper's Missouri World
A Guide to the Science, History, Culture and Poetry
Of Being a Missourian
It is impossible to define Missouri in less
than a complex paragraph. We're in the middle of it all--at the
confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, geographically, we
have a bit of the Great Plains, the Appalachian hills, the Midwestern
small towns and farms, and the sophistication of large cities, very
much in touch with the pulse of the world. From the Bootheel to the
birthplace of the Pony Express, from the Gateway Arch to the glitz of
Branson, Missouri sits bang smack in the middle of many cultures and
ways of life. From the Amish to Zanoni Mill, we're a crazy quilt of
patchwork pieces, forming a warm, and ultimately useful state.
Just like Missouri, this website longs to be all
things to all people-- eventually. So be patient as it grows slowly,
like some black walnut tree, eventually yielding great treasure. We're
growing, not "under construction" and no one knows what paths our
branches will eventually take. Enjoy.
Missouri Springs Virtual Resurgence
Webster's Home Cave
Luella Agnes Owen--A 19th Century Missouri Geologist
Don Rimbach Obituary
Bob Reynolds Obituary
East Central Missouri Specials
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Revised and links checked April 10, 2015