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Old 10-09-2006, 07:45 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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If you haven't been to Lexington, you should check it out. There are several civil war era homes that have been renovated. There is a lot of history in the town and beautiful countryside. It has also become an antique hunters' stop.
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:28 PM
 
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Smile Great video

Cool - I wish mine moved!
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:23 PM
 
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I enjoyed the tour very much. Thank you.
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:26 PM
 
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Default Moving to Parkville area

Thanks for sharing the pictures. We are actually moving to that area in the next month or so. My husband's job is relocating us from
WI. The pics help me look forward to the change.
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Old 12-10-2006, 05:57 PM
 
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You would really like the Northeast Missouri area then if you are looking for "small town americana"

There are towns ranging in size from 300 people to 17,000

Namely the towns i have lived in, which have the feeling you are looking for include where i grew up (monroe city, mo) which is 20 miles from Hannibal, MO with 2,300 people. Palmyra, MO which is approximately about 2,200 people, and is approximately 10 miles from Hannibal, MO and then of course you have Hannibal, MO which is around 17,000 people, and offers the small town feel in some of the neighborhoods, but at the same time has a JcPenny, Goody's, Big Lots, Walmart Super Center, Walgreens, Steve and Barry's, and of course many fast food restaurants in the newer part of town...

In this area of missouri you can easily access the following: Mark Twain history (both where he was born, and where he grew up), Mark Twain Lake (a Corps of Engineers lake created by the Cannon Dam) and is around 18,000 acres of water, and is Northern Missouri's largest lake (25 miles from Hannibal, and around 15 from Monroe City) The Mississippi River, which runs along side Hannibal, MO. Also Northeast Missouri was home to many Civil War battles if you enjoy history, there are also many 120 year old homes in this area... they sell very reasonably, or if you prefer you can buy a newer home..

Here are some local links for you:

http://www.marktwainlake.com/

http://www.hanmo.com/

http://www.visithannibal.com/

ALSO: Northeast Missouri is anywhere from 3 hours to 1 1/2 hours from St. Louis, MO (Hannibal, MO is 2 hours)

If you need any help figuring out Missouri, just contact me via a personal message here on the board
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:12 PM
 
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I've been to Macon, MO quite a few times. My parents were from there and we use to drive there from northeast Ohio for 2 weeks out of the year. It's about 60 miles north of Columbia, and has over 5,500. It has that small town feeling to it but it is big enough to have Walmart and the usual fast food places and hotels. There's a huge public swimming pool I still remember swimming in when I was a kid.
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:45 PM
 
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I live in NE Missouri and am trying myself to get to Columbia area. Better access to other areas in the state, better healthcare, ect. Hannibal area is nice, need to be careful many small Missouri towns have a bad METH problem. Check out the schools and areas well.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:04 PM
 
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Very, very, very nice. Makes me more certain I want to leave the crime infested west for the farmlands of Americana, which I intend to do as soon as my house sells.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:08 PM
 
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Default Northern Mizzou images

Very, very, very nice. Makes me even more certain I want to leave the crime infested, illegal-immigration plagued West and move east into farmland Americana, which is exactly what I intend to do as soon as my house sells.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: rural Missouri
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You are right about derelict Missouri towns. Many of the small towns hardly exist anymore. The little village that I grew up in is nearly all gone. The store buildings and most of the homes. I told my husband I did not want to drive through there anymore, it just breaks my heart. All of the fine old people that used to live there are out in the cemetery. That is the only thing that has been kept up.
I live in a small county seat town and they do make an effort to keep up appearances. They have torn down several old derelict buildings, residential and commercial both.
We are also known for the tree planting project that we have. The city gives away trees in the spring for local residents to plant. But this town has nearly lost its business houses. Many have been torn down, and some of the brick ones have fallen down. These are hard times in Missouri.
Arundel
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