Rural Missouri - October 2017 - 3

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Volume 70

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OCTOBER 2017

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Number 10

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IN EVERY ISSUE

10 Eye for the outdoors
Rogersville man's book collects 20 years of wild places

18 Haunted historic Hannibal
Tour shares some of Hannibal's most infamous and unexplained stories

20 Eddie Munster
Meet Butch Patrick: Television's most loveable werewolf child from the '60s

22 Tracking Bigfoot
Salem man records, investigates sightings of local legends

24 Buckin' for Bolivia
Missouri co-ops host first Lineman's Rodeo

28 Strange journey of the "Missouri Waltz"
Who really wrote the tune which became Missouri's state song?

ABOUT OUR COVER

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very October, thousands of people head to
an 80-acre farm in Marthasville to celebrate
primitive pioneer life skills. The gathering,
called Deutsch Country Days, touts itself as
a German living history festival but offers so much
more for history buffs. With more than 60 life skills
displayed, the cultural event showcases the lifestyle
of the Germans from 1780 through 1902.
In the '70s, Luxenhaus Farm owners Bob and Lois
Hostetter took weekend trips from their St. Louis home
to farm property in Marthasville to get away from the
rush of the city. The German couple watched as many
of the log buildings around them began disappearing
- and to them, it felt as if their heritage was, too.
So they began moving the structures to their farm,
eventually moving to the property themselves. Today,
the farm is dotted with 23 log structures, including a
covered bridge and a steam-powered sawmill.

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Cooperation

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Perspectives

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Eats

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Notes

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Recipes

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Outdoors

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Events

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Just4Kids

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Neighbors

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Landscapes

photos by Heather Berry

While the historic buildings alone are worth
the trip, the festival's period-costumed artisans
bring Deutsch Country Days to life. Attendees will
see the lost art of weaving, Scherenschnitte, fiber
dying, scrimshaw carving, rail splitting, pine needle
basketry, blacksmithing and much more.
Nancy McKinley of Lake Sherwood, as seen on
our cover, carves gourd vessels at the festival, while
mountain men like Gary Wriede of Dittmer, right, is
one of several volunteers showcasing lost arts such
as flintknapping and trapping.
Deutsch Country Days will be held on Oct. 21-22
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 18055 State Highwway O,
in Marthasville. Discounted tickets are available if
ordered by Oct. 1; for prices, go to https://events.
ticketprinting.com/event/23969 or call 636-443-5669
for more information.
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