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Jefferson Landing houses 175 years of history

Posted September 4, 2014 at 11:17 am


by Tom Uhlenbrock Missouri State Parks

If walls could talk, the Lohman Building at the Jefferson Landing State Historic Site could tell you stories about Missouri’s history going back 175 years.

After the seat of government moved to Jefferson City in 1826, James A. Crump built the three-story, white stone building in 1839, and it became a bustling commercial and transportation hub.

Located at the base of Jefferson Street on the Missouri River landing, the sturdy structure served as a grocery store, warehouse, tavern, telegraph office and hotel. It was a meeting place for both river captains and state legislators.

The nation was moving West, and much of the traffic followed the river through Jefferson City. All local lines of communication crossed at the landing – steamboat, river ferry, stagecoach, telegraph

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    God knows who I am

    This is a story my father, Farrel Dablemont, told me. It is part of a book I have written about his childhood entitled, “Little Home on the Piney”. This is a true story which took place in 1940, when he was about 14 years old.

    We started going to the ‘Methadess church’ in Houston in August, and the preacher just zeroed in on me. He told me I was going to hell just as sure as God turned green

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    Cats biting in Osage

    Taberville Report

    By Linda McCallister

    Dains Fish Farm

    We got about 3 1⁄2 inches total. I haven’t heard how much it has come up. Nobody is fishing today. We did have a good weekend.

    The guy who caught a 45 pounder on a bullhead the previous weekend was back. He set six lines with Bobby’s son-in-law.

    They used bullheads and got three blue cats, a 28, a 25 and a 22 pounder.

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    Grape harvest

    by Marilyn Odneal, Horticulture Adviser

    Grape harvest at the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station is underway. We have harvested the cultivars Cayuga White, Delaware and Seyval Blanc so far. This is a great time of year, even though it is hot and hectic, because you see the results of all of the work for the year (and maybe some you wish you had done.)

    Veraison or color change is the signal

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    Good news about nuts


    I have good news and bad news for those who like to get outdoors in the fall and pick-up walnuts.

    The good news is, Hammons Products, the walnut-buying folks at Stockton will pay $14 per hundred pounds of hulled walnuts starting Oct. 1, the most they have ever paid. The bad news is, they expect the walnut crop to be down a little under the average. They have been buying walnuts since 1946, and one year in the early eighties they bought 49 million pounds. The average has

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    Create a plan for wildlife to thrive on your land


    Whether your home rests on a small lot or a large woodland, there are steps you can take to create a thriving ecosystem for local wildlife. And if you live on woodlands, you may even consider turning your property into an ideal game habitat.

    Deer, for example, could use more healthy land, say experts. There are roughly 15 million white tailed deer in this country, according to Cornell University Statistics — and this explosive population is always looking for a good habitat.

    With a little foresight and planning,

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    Fishin’s hot, catchin’s not

    ElDo Report

    by Ruth Foreman

    R&R Sporting & Tackle

    They are catching some crappie over at Bucksaw they tell me.

    He didn’t say how deep they are. He just comes in and gets him three dozen minnows and heads out of here.

    I forgot to ask him how he keeps them alive.

    Lake Stockton Report

    by Greg Auffert

    Stockton State Park Marina

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    Missouri waterfowl seasons set

    The Missouri Conservation Commission set 2014–2015 waterfowl seasons at its regular August meeting, giving hunters another 60-day season for ducks.

    Season dates approved by the Commission follow.

    Duck season:

    *North Zone: Oct. 25 – Dec. 23

    *Middle Zone: Nov. 1 – Dec. 30

    *South Zone: Nov. 27 – Jan. 25

    Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

    Bag Limit: Six ducks daily with species restrictions of:

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    No need to spray fungicides on lawn mushrooms

    Rainfall, followed by a few days of warm temperatures, will usually bring out mushrooms.

    When that happens, local University of Missouri Extension centers start getting telephone calls from homeowners wondering about what to do with the new mushrooms (or toadstools).

    According to Patrick Byers, horticulture specialist, University of Missouri Extension, mushrooms may be unsightly to homeowners, but they do little damage to lawns and trees.

    “In some cases, mushrooms benefit the landscape by releasing nutrients,” said Byers.

    In some cases,

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    Fishing in the dark…

    In August and early September I have enjoyed some of the best top-water fishing I can recall, with nothing more than a casting reel, my old johnboat and an old-fashioned jitterbug lure… and a headlamp. It puzzles me that when I am fishing during the daytime, that jitterbug, first made seven decades ago by the Arbogast Lure Company, doesn’t seem to get much attention from bass. I use another old reliable Arbogast lure, the hula popper, during daylight hours and catch bass on it. But it

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