# Historical places
New Mexico's First African American Settlement
It was the late 1890’s, in the years after the Civil War, where racial edges and meanings were blurred, a Georgia man named Frank Boyer witnessed a white man kill a black barber for nicking him while shaving. The white man was eventually arrested and charged with murder, however during his trial he was acquitted by an all-white jury in less than 10 minutes. “After all,” they said, “he had been nicked twice.” This had infuriated black Georgians all over the state. Many had lived through the terror of slavery and the Civil War and were witnesses to all that was to follow. It was a stressful time and may had been one of the most dangerous times for the African Americans, as there was still the threat to keep them in social and political weakness. With the new segregation laws and more dangerously new social organizations, the South felt like a place that would never be safe.
The Locust Creek Covered Bridge built in the 1800s is the longest of the four covered bridges left in Missouri
Locust Creek Covered Bridge in Linn County, Missouri.Milanite, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. In 1970, the Locust Creek Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The state historic site is located in Linn County, Missouri, and is maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. This bridge has also been referred to as the Linn County Bridge and it's located about three miles east of Meadville, Missouri, and three miles west of Laclede.
Billy the Kid and Lincoln: A famous Wild West town
Tucked away in a valley is a place that was host to many wild west characters. But Billy the Kid and the five day Lincoln War put this little town into the history books. Come with us as we show you the building where Billy was jailed, escaped and shot two guards on his way out. We will also visit the graves of some of the more famous characters in the war.
The historic 19th-century Goodman-Stark House is linked to the successful Stark Bros. Nursery & Orchard Co. story
Goodman-Stark House.Jim Roberts, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Standing prominent on its limestone foundation is the Goodman–Stark House (aka the Stark–Unsell House) located in Louisiana, Missouri. This unique historic house was built around 1894 and it’s so full of history.
Exploring One of America's Oldest and Historic Cemetery - Famous Patriots
We explored one of the most famous cemeteries, the Granary Burying Ground. The cemetery has several important revolutionaries buried on its grounds. Founding Fathers that are household names. Come with us as we take you on a tour of the Granary Burying Grounds.
The old TWA Corporate Headquarters in Kansas City was repurposed and listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Former Headquarters of Trans World Airlines (TWA).BlueGold73 at en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Some of you might not have heard of Trans World Airlines (TWA). I remember when their planes were active. The former headquarters for TWA is located on Baltimore Avenue in the Crossroads District of Kansas City. On November 20, 2002, this building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Historic Sanborn Field at the University of Missouri is associated with the discovery of medicine that helped millions
View of Sanborn Field from the adjacent Bond Life Sciences Center on the University of Missouri campus.Iwtwb8, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. In 1964, the Sanborn Field located on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia (MU), Missouri was named a National Historic Landmark.
The historic James Beauchamp Clark House in Missouri is a museum with restoration to be completed by 2023
James Beauchamp Clark House.MustardsMom, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The historic James Beauchamp Clark House has also been referred to as Honey Shuck and "Champ" Clark House. It's now a historic house museum located at 207 East Champ Clark Drive in Bowling Green, Missouri. This house has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Roaring River State Park in Barry County, Missouri offers more than history for its visitors
Fish hatchery at Roaring River State Park.Hog Farm, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The story of stone and bone left behind by the American Indian is today more important than ever before. It has been revealed that Indian villages or settlements were at one time or another situated on practically every spot near Roaring River. (Source.)
The only building left of the historic Buchanan County Poor Farm is over 100 years old
Buchanan County Infirmary.LManning, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The Buchanan County Infirmary built in 1919 has also been known as Buchanan County Poor Farm and Green Acres. This building is historic and it's located in St. Joseph, Missouri. It consists of two stories and there are four Doric order columns on the porch made of concrete. This building is what's left of the Buchanan County Poor Farm. In 2009, this building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Palace Hotel in the City of Butler, Missouri was part of an effort to rebuild after the Civil War
Palace Hotel.Keith Snyder, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Every town has a piece of history. Find out what building in your town is decades old and see if you can find it on Google Maps. It's always fun to check out the history behind an old building.
The Albert Bishop Chance House is a museum and garden open to the public
The Albert Bishop Chance House in Centralia, Missouri.HornColumbia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The Albert Bishop Chance (A.B. Chance) House in Centralia, Missouri was built in 1904. It’s both a historic home and garden for the public to view with its unique and elaborate chimney. The house was purchased by Chance and his wife, Frances Gano Chance, in 1923. Chance was an American industrialist and inventor.
The historic Andrew County Courthouse built in 1899 provides a command performance with its architecture
Andrew County Courthouse.JERRYE & ROY KLOTZ MD, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The Andrew County Courthouse at 4th & Main in Savannah, Missouri is a historic structure that was erected in 1899. This two-story building demonstrates the architectural style of Romanesque Revival. The contrast of color with the rectangular bricks and stones that compose the building is attractively interesting. It’s actually a beautiful building.
The 1892 construction of the Bentley Home in Springfield, Missouri was a masterpiece in its time
Bentley House, Springfield, Missouri.Diedrichb, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The Bentley House is a historic home located at 603 E. Calhoun in Springfield, Missouri. It's also known as the Museum of the Ozarks. Construction of this house began in 1892. The architectural style is Queen Anne. It's a two-and-a-half-story brick structure that served as a family dwelling until 1964. From 1965 to 1977, the house served as a dormitory for Drury College. Lastly, it was home to the Museum of the Ozarks for several years.
Historic 1906 Lower Parker School was built for the rural community by the Ozark National Scenic Waterways
Lower Parker School House, Dent County, Missouri in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.National Park Service, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. A historic school known as Lower Parker School is a one-room schoolhouse located near Salem, Missouri in Dent County by the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. This school was built around 1905 or 1906. It contains one story. On May 31, 1991, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Bennett Spring State Park includes two resources on the National Register of Historic Places
Trout fishing in Bennett Spring State Park in Missouri.rjones0856, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Located in the counties of Dallas and Laclede is a beautiful state park about 12 miles west of Lebanon, Missouri. The Bennett Spring flows into the Niangua River averaging 100 million gallons of daily flow. Other activities at the park include hiking, camping, canoeing, and fly fishing.
The Big Spring Historic District nestled in Carter County, Missouri is also a national historic district
Big Spring Lodge at the Big Spring Historic District, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri.National Park Service, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. The conservation of Big Spring, one of the largest springs in America, and the surrounding 3,966 acre cultural landscape in Ozark National Scenic Riverways continues to support recreational use and public enjoyment. (Source.)
The Buford-Carty Farmstead has provided for generations of families in Reynolds County, Missouri
Powers, Mathew and Clio Admin. "Buford–Carty Farmstead and Museum." Clio: Your Guide to History. The Buford-Carty Farmstead built in 1847 is a product of history that crossed through various generations. It was a one-and-one-half-story cabin. In 2004, the farmstead was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The historic Bates-Geers House has the past written all over it
Bates-Geers house located north of Roby, Missouri in rural Texas County.UnclePhooey, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. From the outward appearance of the old structure of the Bates-Geers House, the history of this house is inviting but I wouldn't want to walk around it alone at night. The floors of the house are probably damaged. The chimneys, however, appear intact. The house is located on Slabtown Road.
The historic Elijah Thomas Webb Residence and inviting architectural elements in Jasper County, Missouri
Elijah Thomas Webb House.Elijah Thomas Webb Residence Owner, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The architectural classification of the Elijah Thomas Webb Residence is Late Victorian and Queen Anne. This three-story structure built in 1891 was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2020.