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Backroads to Main Street Heritage Festival

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In a 1920s and 1930s setting of flappers and flivvers, come mingle on Main Street with the likes of Civil War Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers, 1930s outlaws and gangsters, horse thieves in a shoot-out, bank robbers, and a few good men – U.S. Presidents and some others. From the most notorious to the most notable, we’re going to share the stories of the real people, real places and real happenings of our heritage in ways that are sure to be entertaining.

Chow down on biscuits, a favorite food of our heritage, with gravy, of course, and a variety of other old time scrumptious accompaniments throughout the day.

Enjoy never-before-seen fun activities for all ages. Watch as artisans and craftsmen create their wares. Climb on to the Percheron-pulled wagon for a tour of the Victorian home area old timers call “Silk Stocking Lane.” View the beautiful houses, the hitching posts and buggy steps as your tour guide tells the stories of the homes and their people. One of the Victorian homes will be open for tours. If you prefer, this tour can also be walked.

At 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m., catch the free shuttle for the Backroads tour of Boone Township and Beyond with KY3’s Mike Landis as guide. The tour will let you hear about, see and experience the Historic Sites of Phenix Marble Quarry (open to the public on this day only); the interesting mid 1830s living history at Nathan Boone State Historic Site’s Homestead Days; the Leaky Roof Rail Line; and Holy Resurrection Cemetery built for slaves, paupers and Indians. The shuttle will also drive by the birthplace area of infamous Ma Barker – FBI’s Public Enemy #1 during the early 1930s. Both the wagon tour and shuttle tour will begin and end on Main Street.

Occurs once: Oct 18, 2014 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Main Street
, Ash Grove, Missouri

Springfield, MO

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