Overview

Truth, after all, still remains stranger and more engaging than most legends. And Missouri, of course, leads every other place in truth. Hop aboard Long's dragon boat or take advantage of 1846 wind wagon technology to plunge into the forgotten tales of this fascinating place. Hobnob cautiously with Stagger Lee, Mike Fink and Calamity Jane and view the chamber pot war from a safe distance. Trade witticisms with Alphonse Wetmore and Mark Twain, the frontier folk who keep us civilized today. If you keep company with...
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Forgotten Tales of Missouri

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Overview

Truth, after all, still remains stranger and more engaging than most legends. And Missouri, of course, leads every other place in truth. Hop aboard Long's dragon boat or take advantage of 1846 wind wagon technology to plunge into the forgotten tales of this fascinating place. Hobnob cautiously with Stagger Lee, Mike Fink and Calamity Jane and view the chamber pot war from a safe distance. Trade witticisms with Alphonse Wetmore and Mark Twain, the frontier folk who keep us civilized today. If you keep company with storyteller Mary Collins Barile, you'll even catch a glimpse of the Mississippi River running backward from an earthquake that was all Missouri's fault.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016089355
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Series: forgotten tales, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Barile was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. She studied music and literature at Hofstra University and was a member of the Long Island Symphony. She moved to Missouri in 2001 and is currently associate director of grants for the University of Missouri, where she teaches grant writing. She received her PhD from Mizzou in theater history. Mary is the author of several books on popular culture and travel and a published playwright. Her plays have been performed in the United States and Canada, and she is the scriptwriter for a documentary film about actress Maude Adams. Among her research interests are Missouri history, ghosts and legends. Mary is a board member of the Missouri Parks Association and the Baa Baa Boonville Rug Hookers, a devoted group of wool artists. She lives in Boonville, where she steps out into history each morning.
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