Howard County Remembers

A 12-episode podcast to air biweekly on Fayette’s low-power FM, educational community radio station (KPIP 94.7). The programs will capture local voices reflecting on notable aspects for Howard County’s history. “Howard County Remembers” is an opportunity for this community to capture its 205-year history by providing insight into our unique contributions to State history. Among these: It is called “The Mother of Counties” as its original 23,000 square mile landmass encompassed 26 current MO counties and 10 current Iowa counties. It is the location of the Santa Fe Trailhead, also celebrating its bicentennial this year. Without neglecting the tragic reality of slavery in Little Dixie, the program will profile Freedmen’s Hamlets in the County and other joyful features such as the resilience and strong social fabric of African Americans in our community. The program will also recount the fascinating history of the Morrison Observatory, financed by a woman and boasting the largest telescope lens west of the Mississippi when it was built. The program provides an opportunity for the general public to tell their stories. In addition, the audio recordings will be available online for listeners. The Boonslick Historical Society is sponsoring and publicizing the series.