Month: July 2016

History of the First Stars and Stripes newspaper

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 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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