Salute to Holt County Veterans paid homage to Holt County veterans of World War I, with special focus on Company L, a unit comprised almost entirely of Holt County men. This program provided historical information about the part that Holt County men and women have played in war and peace-keeping efforts on the part of the State of Missouri and the United States as a whole. The program was open to the public and presented as part of the Holt County Missouri Historical Society’s annual meeting, held Sunday, November 3, at 2 pm, at the Holt County Courthouse in Oregon, Missouri.
The town of Louisiana, Missouri, established along the Mississippi River in 1818, celebrated its two hundredth anniversary in 2018 with events throughout the year that highlighted the community’s history and culture. The main celebration took place Friday, June 29, through Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Other events included the annual Colorfest in September and a house-church tour in December. Additional activities included publication of a book about the community; re-enactment of Civil War skirmishes; displays of Missouri arts and crafts; unveiling of a bust of John Henderson, author of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution; and lectures by historians about the history of Louisiana and early Missouri.
Events were supervised by the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission created by the Louisiana, Missouri, City Council.