Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Where in Missouri and Kansas is...?



Here we are at the end of
our city tour. I hope you
have enjoyed these posts.
While looking up the various
cities, I too have learned a
lot!

Our stop wil be in a "college
town" for W. Warrensburg.

Known to many as "The Burg."

Home to Central Missouri
State University--CSMU.
Their mascot is The Mule.

Warrensburg, MO was founded
in 1835 by settlers John and
Martin D. Warren.

It is located in the western part
of the state.

The city is near the site of a
terrible train crash that killed
30 people when the passenger
train they were on hit a freight
trian. The passengers were headed
to St. Louis for the 1904 State
Fair in St. Louis.

An education oriented city with 
many schools to choose from.

Two Persons of Interest:

Dale Carnegie--Famous for self help
courses.
David Cook--Winner of American Idol-
Season Seven. He is a 2006 graduate
of CMSU.


 
Now we will hop the state line
over to Kansas for Y and Z.
I found a Z--can you believe
it?

First up is Yoder.

Located in the south central
part of the state--see the red
dot above on the map?

Yoder is popular with the Amish
community. The city name comes
from it's Amish founder.

It is an unincorporated city with
no city government but has a post
office and a zip code.

Aug 14th is Yoder Heritage Day.




Now we will head northwest for
Z. Our stop will be Zurich.

The population has decreased over
the years:
1990----151 residents
2000----126 residents
2012----99 residents.

At one time the city was located on
the Union Pacific Railroad.

There you have it. Tomorrow
will be the "Made in Kansas
and Missouri post. I think you
will enjoy this one. I have a couple
of fun items to feature.

Come on back!

~Keep on Dreaming~

6 comments:

  1. Hi Melinda,
    Thank you for visiting me...I am so behind on my visits..
    I have always wanted to take a trip to
    the Amish country side. I so admire all the hand crafting.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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    1. I enjoy visiting Amish towns, they have great goodies.

      It is good to see you!

      M : )

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  2. Oh yes, we've been through Warrensburg many, many times! Stopped at the big antique store there a few times. I knew David Cook was from Blue Springs, but didn't know he went to College in Warrensburg. Fantastic that you found a Y and Z! I've enjoyed your series so much! Twyla

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    1. We have a great time in Warrensburg.
      Thanks for all of your comments, I have really
      enjoyed them.
      Please continue to come by after the challenge
      is over.

      M :)

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  3. Oh, I would love to visit the Amish communities.

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    1. They are great fun AND they have lots of goodies to sell .

      M : )

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