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Boone County's most beloved tree took root some 400 years ago in rich fertile socil of the Missouri River bottomland. The Big Burr Oak or "Big Tree," as it is often called, grew to become a healthy, champion tree and the current title holder of Missouri's biggest Burr Oak. Submitted by Beth Pike.
The mission of the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre is to provide high quality, live community theatre to mid-Missouri audiences in an informal, family friendly, outdoor setting in historic Nifong Park in Columbia, Missouri. The purpose and mission have remained unchanged since the theatre’s founding as a City-sponsored initiative in 1973. Submitted by Mary "Morgan" Dennehy.
Although we are part of a National and State Society, we have a local organization with over fifty ladies mostly from Christian County. Membership is a lineage-based service organization for women who are descended from a person involved in the U.S. efforts toward independence. On April 25, 2009, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution appointed Mrs. Marilyn Treptow Dexter as the Organizing Regent for a chapter to be formed in Nixa, Missouri. On October 3, 2009, the Isaac Garrison Chapter was organized with twenty charter supporters. Submitted by Marianne "Dee" Dosch.
In 1821 Missouri finally was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state. One of the main men involved in this process was David Barton who chaired the Constitutional Convention and who wrote the Constitution which was submitted to Congress for the admission of Missouri. Barton County in southwestern Missouri is named for him. He then became the first Senator and represented the new state in the U.S. Congress. When he died, he was buried in Boonville, Missouri. The restoration of his tombstone, lot, and adjacent horse watering tough is an appropriate Missouri Bicentennial Project and was undertaken by the Walnut Grove Cemetery Board and the Hannah Cole Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Submitted by Hannah Cole Chapter, NSDAR.
The Central West End (CWE) is considered St. Louis’s original gayborhood. From the 1960s into the 1990s, the area featured many LGBTQIA+ businesses and bars. Many lesbians and gays assisted with the neighborhood’s restoration efforts - returning many of the stately old homes to their original splendor. Through the 1990s, the CWE, and the adjacent Forest Park, was the location of the region’s annual Pride events. Submitted by Steven Louis Brawley.
In January 2020, Trinity Episcopal Church, 600 North Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108, became the first site in Missouri to be named to the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in LGBTQIA+ history. It is the first and only such site in Missouri and the only Episcopal parish in the country so honored. Trinity is recognized in particular for the years 1969 to 1993, which include its early support of gay rights, its embrace of LGBT parishioners and community members, and its compassionate response to the first AIDS patients in the 1980s. The recognition of Trinity is part of an effort by the U.S. Department of the Interior to document a more complete story of the gay rights movement, a project announced in May 2014 by Secretary Sally Jewell. Submitted by Steven Louis Brawley.