Month: July 2016

History of the First Stars and Stripes newspaper by Jim Mayo

THE FIRST STARS AND STRIPES By James R. Mayo* On November 7 and 8, 1861, federal soldiers from Illinois and Iowa entered the nearly abandoned town of Bloomfield, Missouri and set up their camps. They had temporarily maneuvered the pro-southern Missouri State Guard from the area. Undoubtedly, the soldiers were pleased with this accomplishment since many …

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Get Ready…Liberty Days 2016

Get ready for it, because Liberty Days 2016 is coming! The Liberty Days committee is putting finishing touches on this year’s event.  This year’s event will feature a parade, live entertainment, historical encampments, military reenactments, pageants, games, food and gift vendors, and so much more!  In fact, we’re giving away prizes for best display, best …

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