STATE-TISTICS: October 2019

Here's the quick scoop on Germans in Missouri, by the numbers. (Years are numbers, too!)


The Craft of Pipe Making

Learn how Missouri Meerschaum makes the beloved corn cob pipes that Washington, Missouri is known for.


Stark Bro’s Nursery & Orchards Co.

Browse through the years at the world's oldest fruit tree nursery.


Missouri’s German Heritage

Geh und erforschel (go and explore) Missouri's German Heritage with a new book by W. Arthur Mehrhoff and published by Missouri Life Inc.


The Forest Grove Cemetery Project in Lexington, Missouri

Learn about the Forest Grove Cemetery Project and the people who are buried there.


Bellefontaine’s Beautiful Death

The Mourning Society of St. Louis allows people to journey back and see how the deceased were honored differently in the past. Bellefontaine Cemetery And Arboretum is the perfect example of the 1800s movement to create rural cemeteries for mourners.


Missouri Meerschaum Turns 150

The world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of corn cob pipes wants you to be apart of the celebrations, too!


Katy Trail Landowners: Then and Now

What The Katy Trail can teach about the Rock Island.


The 1861 Jayhawker Raid in Osceola

A jayhawker raid in 1861 lays waste to the town of Osceola.


The Missouri Lookout Towers That Helped Fight Forest Fires

Many of the fire towers are being closed, removed, and relocated, so this is a good time to find one to climb for the best views in the state.