DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION FUND Grant supports restoration of African American burial ground Despite traffic that constantly buzzes by, the small grassy spot at the corner of U.S. 63 and Missouri 14 feels silent. An unknown number of stories are buried beneath a couple of trees. Only a sign near a small parking lot
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Did you know that one of the most unique personalities to ever live in West Plains wasn’t actually a person at all? That’s right! One of our most interesting historical characters was actually a parrot named Polly. In fact, Polly the Parrot was such a fascinating figure that her story qualified for a Legends and Lore Marker,
This article is from one that originally appeared in the West Plains Gazette Magazine. It was written by the late Dorotha Newberry Reavis In January 1873, the weather in West Plains was probably cloudy and cold. A bit of sunshine and warmth, however, came riding down from the north that month in a one-horse buggy.
One of the saddest chapters of West Plains, Missouri, history unfolded on Friday the 13th, April 1928, when thirty-eight people were killed, three brick buildings were reduced to rubble, and windows were broken out all over Court Square in the downtown area in the aftermath of an explosion which occurred in a building on East
If you are looking for a day trip into some Ozark history, consider taking this route to visit Greer Spring Mill, Turner Mill, and Falling Spring Mill. From West Plains take Hwy 160 East to Alton then head north on Hwy 19. This is a beautiful drive through the Mark Twain National Forest! Greer Spring
Motorcycle enthusiasts will tell you that they love the curves and hills. It's exhilarating! Combine that with breathtaking landscapes, and it really can't get much better than riding the Ozarks backroads. There's something for every rider whether you are on a cruiser, touring, or adventure bike. We enjoy riding with friends and riding alone. We