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 Originally published Sept. 24, 2014

Iron Co. CourthouseEveryone it seems around our little town is preparing for the influx of the 150th Battle of Pilot Knob this weekend.  People from across the country are descending to participate in this re-enactment of the battle.  Soldiers (I have heard) are going to be marching from Fredricktown 20 miles to Ironton on Saturday, where fighting took place at Ironton County’s historic courthouse on Main Street.  One...

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Originally published on July 15th, 2014

One hundred and twenty years ago today, this photograph was taken at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pilot Knob, Missouri which is part of the region known as the Arcadia Valley.  It’s a simple, humble church built around 1861 that has seen the people and the Arcadia Valley change over it’s long span of service.  It’s the church that my family is affiliated with and it’s classic design and simple elegance has brought me, personally, inspiration and calm.

Right now in our Valley, people are preparing for the 150th anniversary...

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