This weekend’s Los Angeles Times, in its Travel section, features an article on Missouri’s Civil War. Travel writer Catherine Watkins provides a vivid picture of Missouri’s rich Civil War history, covering battles in Lexington, Kansas City and Springfield, but it is Boonville in the spotlight. To quote Watkins: "I was fondest of Boonville, a sweetly prosperous town of 6,800 on the south bank of the Missouri River, one of the few small towns in the country that still has its own daily newspaper."
Boonville will host the nation’s first battle re-enactment of the Civil War sesquicentennial, on June 17, 2011. Boonville’s Civil War Commemorative Commission, after two years of hard work, has put the town way out front of the rest of the state in promoting Missouri’s Civil War heritage to tourists. California has noticed.
The Times story can be accessed at http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-missouriwar-20110410,0,382771.story?page=1
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