Misery

Monett downtown

View of Monett downtown-Courtesy of the Missouri State Archives.

This weekend the fam and I are heading over to Missouri to visit my family. I’m from a wee little town in Southwest Mo that noone’s ever heard of. except when they see a sign on the interstate on the way to St. Louis or Springfield. It was a fine little town to me  (not that I would ever EVER go back to live there) and I look forward to occasional visits. In honor of my trip I attempted to find Monett digitally archived. I succeeded rather quickly once I found the Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative website. It’s a Missouri history buff’s dream come true! There are many collections of documents, photos, lesson plans, maps, etc. grouped together by general topic. Some collections are linked from other sites around the state but,from what I can tell, most actually reside at the Digital Heritage site. There’s a postcard exhibit where I searched and found pictures of my little hometown. Take a look at my town; seriously, it looks the same now. Not the high school, but everything else. The picture above is Broadway which is still the main town. Unless I am looking at it from the wrong perspective. I am pretty sure that the building on the left is now a pawn shop. I used to buy paperbacks from there when I was in middle school. I had a sickness for cheap books even then.

That’s all I really have to say about Monett. Wait, I will say one more thing…I’m happy that they’re getting a new library! Granted, I don’t agree with where they are putting it (edge of town, away from present location right in middle of town. lots of people walk there, how will they now?) but it’s good they are getting a new building. I see that they are having a booksale on Friday and Saturday to benefit the new library fund. Perhaps I will go and support them. or maybe I’ll just go pay off my old fines. I’m sure I have some.

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