Rural Missouri - February 2014 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 8 Departments 4 Comments National and statewide news Ministering to motorists Foristell author offers conversation, faith to truck drivers along I-70 12 A mid-winter read 5 Columns Hart to heart 8 New books from five Missouri writers 14 16 Outdoors You've got land Fighting more than fires 19 Out of the Way Eats JnL2 Bistro Carl Snider pays it forward to help rural firefighters 20 24 Hearth and Home Sweet heavens! Metal & music 30 Around Missouri Missouri happenings St. James machine shop combines aluminum and technology to produce innovative instruments 22 20 36 Neighbors Amassing anvils Honest Abe One man's hobby takes him back in time 28 34 Marketplace Classified ads 38 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy The Missouri Dinosaur Marble Hill museum offers rare glimpse of only dinosaur to be discovered in the state 22 About our cover P erched like a stone castle atop a bluff just north of Sedalia, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site has become a landmark in Pettis County. The arts-andcrafts style house sits 120 feet above the surrounding countryside and was once home to John Homer Bothwell, a noted lawyer, politician, businessman and philanthropist. It took 31 years and four building phases to complete the 12,000-square-foot lodge, which contains 31 rooms on three levels (the tower has four). At a time when most Missourians still used outhouses, Bothwell's home had five and a half bathrooms when it was completed in 1929. Built out of native rock from the estate grounds, the lodge was constructed above two natural caves. In the tower section, seen at left, a workshop houses the manmade opening to a cave below. This shaft links the cave to a stairwell that goes up through the house. Some rooms have windows and Cover and photo at left by Jason Jenkins doors that open to the stairwell to draw cool cave air into the house. Each phase of construction exhibits differing details, such as window styles, trim and light fixtures. Today, visitors can tour the lodge and marvel at Bothwell's eclectic tastes and how a country gentleman furnished a recreational lodge for himself and his friends. Most of the furnishings in the house are original. A favorite stop is Bothwell's private library containing an extensive collection - including first-edition books from the 1870s and 1880s. Take a few minutes and enjoy the view from the home's breezeway, as seen on this month's cover, then head out for a winter hike on one of the site's trails. Bothwell Lodge is located about six miles north of Sedalia on Highway 65. For more information, call 660-827-0510 or visit To order prints of the cover or photo at left, see page 35. FEBRUARY 2014 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - February 2014

Rural Missouri - February 2014
Ministering to motorists
A mid-winter read
Fighting more than fires
Out of the Way Eats
Metal & music
Honest Abe
Hearth and Home
The Missouri Dinosaur
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - February 2014