I have shared several posts about a town
west of Columbia called Boonville and
a town east of here called Fulton.
Today my husband and I went over to
Boonville to the Visitors Center. The
town along the Missouri River
is now 200 years old.
When we ride over to Boonville , I usually take photos of the old Victorian and Edwardian homes and their gardens.
I have posted some of these before here on
my blog but today the with the colors of
the leaves - everything was aglow:
inside of our car.
and a fresh new look.
What I want to share about now
is the fascinating story about the
real life pioneer woman who
first settled there. Her name was
Hannah Cole. I have read all the
documents I could find about her on
line and I am in awe about her
personal quality of endurance.
Hannah was actually originally from Virginia as I also am. Here is her story if you would
like to read all the many details about her. I would not have made a very good pioneer woman myself because I don't like to be cold. How this woman raised 9 children
without a husband is absolutely amazing.
A few weeks ago I was on a crafting roll
and created some Ephemera for a few of the history centers in nearby towns for them to sell. Here are the ones I made about
Cole for Boonville:
No photo was ever taken of photo but that
is a photo of her youngest son,
Samuel, when he
I have visited Roslyn Heights before
and taken photos so I made these
History and Culture Center and depict
one of the first families who built
Maplewood House here
in 1877, the Lenoir's. their
daughter, Lavinia married Dr. Frank
Nifong who founded the local
I did for the
Churchill Museum in Fulton: