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Ray went all out to unveil dough boy

By Linda Emley On July 13, 1894, a boy named Gavrilo Princip was born in Bosnia. He was one of nine children. All but three of the Princip children died…

Jack Remembers: Some close-by destinations more worth waiting for than others

By Linda Emley Today I had a Facebook friend from Texas walk into the museum. I got a hug and then we spent the day hanging out on the hill.…

Postcards: Most-visited grave not the obvious choice

By Linda Emley I’ve had several people ask me what’s the most visited grave in Ray County and they are usually shocked to hear that Bob Ford is not my…

A pig in a poke or a bear in a rowboat?

By Linda Emley Like many others in Ray County, I’m tired of all this rain. I heard someone the other day make the comment that is how the Flood of…

For better or worse, the Ford brothers were sons of Ray County

By Linda Emley The Richmond Conservator, Jan. 6, 1882, had the following advertisement: “Call and Settle at Once. As I have need of the various accounts due me, I would…

Postcards: Local DAR deeply rooted in Ray County

By Linda Emley This Tuesday, I’m the guest speaker at our D.A.R. And the topic is Ray County’s Civil War ancestors, so I thought it would be a good time…

Postcards: D-Day anniversary brings back memories of an Emley uncle

By Linda Emley One of my favorite childhood memories was watching movies on Saturday afternoons. Before VCRs, the only place to catch an old movie was on TV. I always…

Account of soldier’s home brings it to life

A friend gave me the following story from a Nov. 10, 1927 newspaper, and after reading it I had to drive to Higginsville to visit the grave of the Col. Duvall…

Postcards: Memorial Day celebrated with a Southern flavor in Higginsville

By Linda Emley I’m not an expert on the Civil War but I’ve spent the last 2 1/2 years working on the Battle of Albany re-enactment that is coming to…

Postcards: Richmond shootout killed 2, closed saloons

By Linda Emley I was looking for a story when a friend sent me the following article out of the April 26, 1906 Richmond Missourian and saved me from a…