Friday, January 28, 2005
Lone Jack, MO - 1238 miles
Spc. David McCorkle
wife, Maureen, said, “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s up to something,’ in a telephone interview from their home in Lone Jack, Mo. on route 50. She was right. Link to nice story - http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=19998&archive=true
Walked 28 miles this week - getting close to Kansas.
Saturday, January 22, 2005
Warrensburg, MO 1205 miles
"moving west" on route 50 near Warrensburg, MO - walked 30 miles this week on treadmill.
Some 12:00 miles (5mph). Ever wonder where the old saying, "A man’s best friend is his dog," came from? Well, if you guessed Warrensburg, Missouri, you were right! Read about the story - link - http://www.warrensburg.org/drum.htm
Saturday, January 15, 2005
Smithton, MO - Outpouring - 1,175 miles
Three years ago, a revival broke out in Smithton. As a result, this Central Missouri community--population 532--has drawn tens of thousands of visitors from across the United States and from other nations. The "Smithton Outpouring" has been described in magazines and on television nationwide. Link - http://www.baptiststandard.com/1999/7_21/pages/smithton.html
Saturday, January 08, 2005
California, Missouri - 1149.5 miles
The central Missouri town of California -- with 4,005 residents, 10 churches and a turkey-processing factory on Route, where the showpiece annual event is the Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival. The high school football game are packed on Fridays, the pews on Sunday, and $100,00 gets you three bedrooms and 2,800 square feet seven days a week
Legend has it the town on the edge of the Ozarks got its name during a house-raising in 1848, when California Wilson told two early settlers that he'd buy them each a jug of whisky if they would name the town after him.