Tales from Missouri and the Heartland

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 142 pages
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These one hundred short stories are inspirational, humorous, and interesting for students or anyone interested in the people and events that figured in the life of Missouri, the Mother of the West. Learn things you didn't know about Jesse James, Walt Disney, Kit Carson, Bald Knobers, Ozarkers and prairie folks who gave us what we enjoy today. American Exceptionalism is proudly and laughingly on display in the pages of Tales From Missouri and the Heartland. This is a great gift for students, teachers, former Midwesterners, people in the military or travelers who enjoy light reading in the airport or on the plane. Every story is bound to make them think of another story just as good.
 

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Contents

The Boy Named Joyce
1
The Honey War
14
Annie Malone
27
The Great Rivers
39
The Little Country Church
52
Missouris Many Capitols
65
Old Time Bicycles
79
An Osage Village
92
The School Marms Uprising
105
Missouris Champeen Fighter
118
Simple Pleasures
131
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About the author (2010)

As a retired history teacher, amateur historian, genealogist, and lifelong Midwesterner, Ross Malone brings a personal perspective to life in Missouri, past and present. He has collected hundreds of captivating short stories and used them in his classroom and on radio shows in Eastern Missouri. Personal experiences throughout life have flavored the telling of these thought-provoking tales. The author has lived on a farm in the Ozarks, on the state's northern prairie, Missouri's Mineral Area, and the cities and suburbs of St. Louis and Kansas City. All are represented in these stories. Living the last twenty years near the Missouri River in Franklin County have also influenced the telling of stories about the state's rivers as well as the stories of Lewis and Clark and other frontiersmen. Ross has published several articles in national magazines but this is his first book. The light and interesting subject matter will be enjoyable for anyone who ever lived in Missouri or the Midwest.

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