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Monday, 26 July 2004
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Mood:  happy
Happy Monday all,
I know Mondays are not a good day but so far this one hasn't been bad. The weekend was wet but that was okay. As a nerd I don't go out much. Read an article this weekend about "The Kingdom of Callaway". According to the article Callaway county Missouri was a Kingdom. It happened during the Civil War when the citizens of the Callaway county (those not fighting it the war) decided they didn't want to be part of the Union or the Confederacy. When the Union showed up the militia leader, one Colonel Jefferson Jones, took the remaining males (older men and young boys) and prepared for battle. Using painted logs and starting lots of camp fires they convinced the Union officers that the force against them was larger then they. Thus, a treaty was signed and the county seceded from the Union, without claiming allegiance to the Confederate States. Thus, for a while it was the Kingdom of Callaway with Kingdom City at the capital. Today, Callaway is part of the Union (although no treaties to that effect where signed) and Kingdom City is mainly a truck stop exchange on I-70. Isn't history interesting. My wife ran across this in a travel book. My parents live in Kingdom City and that is why this was of interest. Of course, I find the odd facts of history more interesting then the dates, but that is me. Anyway, I guess this is enough for now. Talk to you later.

Posted by clparis at 9:19 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, 26 July 2004 9:21 AM CDT
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