Monday, April 14, 2014

Where in Missouri is...?


We are staying in Missouri and
going down the roadway a piece
for L as in Lexington. It is
located in the western part of the
state on the bluffs of the Missouri
River. Lexington is about 40 miles
from Kansas City going east.

The Battle of Lexington State
Historic Site is located here.
It was established in 1958 to
preserve the site of the American
Civil War battle. The battle was
between the Confederate Troops
and the Federal Troops in 1861.
During the first battle a cannon-
ball got lodged in a pillar of the
courthouse. Visitor's can see it
today. There was a second battle
later in 1864. As always for more
historic battle information check
out Google.

Lexington is also home to the
Wentworth Military Academy
and College.
This is a four year college prep
high school and junior college.
It is the oldest military school
school west of the Mississippi
River.
The campus is on the National
Register of Historic Places.
Founded in 1880 by Stephen
Wentworth after the battle of
Lexington took place.
Seeing that there were several
girl and young women's schools
in the area but none for boys
or young men he started
Wentworth. It was a memorial
to his late son.
Moving many years ahead,
with enrollment struggling
1993 saw the first women
cadets on campus. Today
they make up about 25%
of the corps.
Wentworth offers many
programs and activities
for their students. Grads
are not obligated to
military service though.

Lexington offers many
things to see and do.

Antique stores
A variety of dining
options
Wineries/Orchards
Gift stores
Bed and Breakfast Accomm-
odations
Camping

If you are in the are stop in,
I'll bet you will find something
that will pique your interest.

Tomorrow is M.

~Keep on Dreaming~





4 comments:

  1. Hi, Melinda. I often see you at Cathy's blog :) I'm visiting from the A-Z. Nice post! This could almost be your M word...M for Missouri. An entire side of my family migrated from the east to Missouri right after the Civil War. The town Rader is named after them. Every heard of it? It is quite small. Anyway...nice to meet you :)
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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    1. Thanks and welcome to the fun.

      Very interesting about your family.
      Come back again.

      M : )

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  2. Oh, I DO love Lexington, Melinda! We love all the antebellum homes there. Also the site of the steamboat Saluda explosion, there is a memorial and more about it at the history museum. Twyla

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    1. I bet it is cool. We are looking to
      plan a day trip there soon.

      M : )

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