Maple Park Cemetery Board of Directors presents Springfield Legends at Maple Park on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Wear your western duds and enjoy some boot-scootin’ fun in the saloon! There will be cemetery tours, free to the public from 2 pm to 4 pm, with limited seating. The evening event, tickets required, will include saloon-style drinks, dinner and dessert, western dancing, live and silent auctions, and a Showdown Poker hand for a prize! In addition, you’ll get to experience “The Legend of David Tutt” presented by the Wild West History Association. We expect tickets to sell out quickly! For complete event and ticket information, please contact the Maple Park office at 417-869-0217 or email@example.com.
Voices of the Past, a program of the Holt County Missouri Historical Society and Holt County Bicentennial Committee, brought Holt County pioneers and citizens to life through actor portrayals and highlight the cemeteries in which they are buried. The program, open to the public, was held Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the historic State Theater in Mound City, Missouri.
Allen Cemetery is a nearly 200-year-old cemetery located between Franklin and St. Louis County. The cemetery contains dozens of Civil War and WW1 burials, interments of pioneering families of Missouri, and even MLB player Bob Klinger and his family. An organized clean-up and preservation day was held on April 27, 2019. Multiple local organizations joined together to help clean up this treasured landmark. It is relevant to Missouri 2021’s mission because, through this restoration effort, we helped to keep a physical tie to this critical crossroad of Missouri. In 1826, many pioneering families traveling between St. Louis and Franklin County did not reach their final destination. Several of those pioneering families later had descendants that remained in this area who then served our country in the wars that followed, such as the Allens, Shoults, Wenglers, Brockmeiers, Whitworths and many more.