I just got my latest newsletter from windingriver.com. My friend Frank McMillian puts out this online resource for area history information, a historical program events calender, the Civil War – 1861 Almanac, an archive of old photos and other images and a lot of other information about Missouri/Kansas heritage and history. He has a new guide to museums, historic sites, nature centers, libraries, public archives and organizations that support the awareness and preservation of our local history and natural resources. The photo I used for this post is from his postcard collection of images from 19th and 20th Century area towns. This is the Chautauqua ground in my hometown of Plattsburg, Missouri.