Freedom's Frontier Heritage Traveler

STEAMBOATS …..For “Kansas, Weston, St. Joseph, Council Bluffs and Sioux City”

In the spring of 1856 the Arabia was sold to Captain William Terrill and William Boyd. During the 1856 season, the Arabia made at least 14 trips on the Missouri … Continue reading

September 3, 2015

Find a Monument and Decode History

Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area has a number of themes. The central theme is the Missouri-Kansas Border War and the Civil War battles fought in these two states. You can … Continue reading

August 20, 2015

GET YOUR HISTORY FIX IN MEMORABLE NEVADA, MISSOURI

Celebrating 50 Golden Years The Bushwhacker Museum opened for its first tour on June 1, 1965 in the old Vernon County jail and sheriff’s home on North Main Street. The … Continue reading

August 4, 2015

A Little Old Courthouse with a Big Trial for a Dog

1838 Courthouse Made entirely of local materials, the foundation of sandstone, the handmade bricks and indigenous trees were all carefully constructed into the simple but lovely structure that was the … Continue reading

June 16, 2015

The Lasting Impression of Lexington

What are you waiting for? Get into Lexington, Missouri! Established in 1822, Historic Lexington will not let you down! If your interests lie in perusing quality antique shops, dining at unique … Continue reading

May 13, 2015

Truly 150

  It was on October 28, 1865 when William B. Howard founded the Town of Strother by filing a plat containing the 11 blocks that currently encompass the downtown business … Continue reading

April 2, 2015

Ray County, Missouri: Little Dixie, Partisan Rangers and a Poor Farm

Ray County, Missouri Ray County was organized in 1820, and on January 1, 1821, when Missouri became a state, Ray County was one of the original 14 counties and included … Continue reading

February 5, 2015

Symbols of Freedom and Strength

Since 1782, the bald eagle has been a national symbol of freedom and strength. During that same time period, however, the bald eagle suffered a decline due to loss of … Continue reading

January 6, 2015

The Big Divide: A Travel Guide

Our History Is Different Every part of America has its own history. But what sets apart the Freedom’s Frontier region is that its history changed America. In fact, the Missouri-Kansas … Continue reading

January 6, 2015

More Than You Bargained For

Explore Freedom’s Frontier in Bates County, Missouri Bates County, Missouri, defies expectations for heritage travelers. For a county that was completely depopulated and destroyed in the late summer of 1863, … Continue reading

January 6, 2015
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