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Stonemasons Alan Hindal, of Moberly, and his father, Nate Hindal, of Higbee, added a fireplace and chimney of stone to the 1840’s Quarles’ house as part of the planned reconstruction of thin internationally known historic site. Each year visitors from around the world tour this site. It is t…

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Located in the north-western tier of Monroe County is a territory known as the Washington Township. In 1836, two towns, Clinton and Jonesburg, were formed with only an alleyway separating them. The two towns have been deemed rivals throughout history and are located south-west of Hunnewell. …

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Mark Twain’s well-known Quarles’ farm will host an all-volunteer dig on Saturday, September 7, Saturday, September 14, and Saturday, September 21 at the hilltop site located just off highway 107 four miles north of Florida, MO.

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Karen Hunt, archaeologist and current owner of Mark Twain’s Uncle Quarles farm, hosted guests attending the Clemens Conference last Thursday in Florida, MO. The conference included approximately 60 scholars and professors from all over the world, who come to learn and experience the hands-on…

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“A beautiful home site for famous homemade Rhubarb and Norton Grape wines with a dinner of schweinhaxen and sauerkraut: NewMarket, Marion County, Missouri”

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“A collection of information on the love and legends of a ghost town: Newmarket, Marion County, Missouri”

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The community was impacted by an arctic blast which moved through the area on January 29-31. Temperatures were reported at the Cpt. Ben Smith Airfield, to be -11 with wind chills in the area being reported of -35 or greater.

In this Aug. 18, 2017, photo, a statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest sits in a park in Memphis, Tenn. A new historical marker in Memphis will point out that a famed Confederate general was a prosperous slave trader before the Civil War. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File)

Kimberly Kronwell, registrar of exhibits and loans to the Colorado History Museum, opens the case containing the “Holy Grail” of baseball cards, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle that is valued at more than $10 million, to put on display as part of baseball memorabilia exhibit at the Colorado Histo…

In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 photo, visitors look at exhibits, entitled “The House of Herod: Life and Power in the Age of the New Testament,” at the Terra Sancta Museum in Jerusalem. Jerusalem’s Franciscan friars have opened The Terra Sancta Museum, a new museum in the old city of Jerusa…

In this April 1, 2016 file photo, radar scanning experts scan a wall in King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt. Egypt’s antiquities ministry said Sunday, May 6, 2018, that new radar scans have provided conclusive evidence that there are no hidden rooms, as…

This Oct. 25, 1941 photo provided by the U.S. National Archives, shows the USS Juneau afloat just after being launched at the Federal Shipbuilding Company yard,in Kearny, N.J. Wreckage from the USS Juneau, a Navy ship sunk by the Japanese 76 years ago, has been found in the South Pacific. Th…

FILE – In a June 26, 1928 file photo, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart poses with flowers as she arrives in Southampton, England, after her transatlantic flight on the “Friendship” from Burry Point, Wales. Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains …

In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, a lock of George Washington’s hair and the envelope that contained it are seen on a table in the Union College library in Schenectady, N.Y. John Myers, the college’s catalog and metadata librarian, discovered the hair strands in a yellowed envelope he’d found in …