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THE DAILY JIISSOURIAX, FBIDAT EVENING, SEPTEMBER "7, 1917.
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described by Irving; the Lafayette
county court house yet showing the
marks of the cannon of the decisive
battle of Lexington; and many other
historic places which add Interest to
the picturesqueness of the road. It is
a liberal education in western history
to travel the Old Trails Road.
Link in Historical Highway.
The .Missouri cross-state highway Is
a link In the ocean-to-ocean high
way or the National Old Trails Road.
This road follows the Cumberland
Pike and the National Road, east of
the Mississippi and the Santa Fe
Trail toward the Pacific ocean. It Is
marked through Missouri with the na
tional colors red, white and ibluc -
upon every telephone pole from the
St. Charles bridge to the Kansas line.
It is impossible when traveling on
the Old Trails road to miss the way.
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stopped and became a trail, was not
only the mother of counties, but also
the mother of statesmen. Up and
down the Boon's Lick highway went
in stage coach or on horseback the
men who controlled the political
.. stinic3 of the state.
But the Boon's Lick highway was
distinguished from other roads in
this above all else It brought the
country to Missouri. Before the
Boon's Lick road there were no towns
or villages and some scattering stock-"
ade-forts. The French lived always in
towns. They never built houses In
Even where they, cultivated the
fields they planned so as to pass the
night in the village. The Boon's Lick
road brought a new class of Inhabi
tants with different customs and dif
ferent views of life. These settlers
built homes along the old road) each
one a castle in Itself. When dread
'of Indian attack made the home
makers fear for the safety of their
families they moved for a time to the
stockade fort, but as soon as the
danger passed they returned to their
houses. Each home was sufficient In
Life of Complete Independence.
Perhaps nowhere else had any set
tler so complete Independence as the
Boon's Lick settlers. There was little
or nothing bought. They made their
own clothing, raised their own food.
fashioned their own tools, did every-state Hospital for the Insane at Boon-
thing In short for which the modern
savage relies upon a thousand inter
rependent hands. Fish and game, the
barnyard and a small farm supplied
all the ordinary needs of the pioneer.
He could, indeed, fence off the world
and live content and well-supplied
from the products of his own home.
The Santa Fe Trail was the western
extension of the Boon's Lick road. It
ran across the plains the first avenue
of commerce from the Mississippi
river toward the west. American
merchants, by toilsome Journeys over
a trail a thousand miles long, begin
ning in 1820, in Howard county, Mis
souri,, took goods to Santa Fe and
Taos, New Mexico, and sold them to
the Mexicans. It was the day of ox
teams, of the first prairie schooners,
of Indian outbreaks, of the romance
of Western trade. Immense profits
were made. Old tranklin was the
metropolis of the Boon's Lick coun
try. But the railroad came, the Atchi
son, Topeka, and Santa Fe, following
the old mountain trail. The ox team
was abandoned for the locomotive.
The ancient romance of the plains
faded with the coming of civilization
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The two roads, the Boon's Lick
road and the Santa Fe Trail, travers
ing the counties of St. Louis, St.
Charles, Cooper, Saline, Lafayette,
and Jackson, pass through the most
beautiful, most fertile and most his-
i toric section of Missouri.
The early Missourians were
school-builders and along this high
way are the majority of the colleges of
the state. At Fulton are the School
ville is the State Training School for
Boys, at Marshall is the Colony for the
Feeble Minded, and at Columbia arc
the University of Missouri, an,d College
of Agriculture, all state institutions,
owned by and for the Commonwealth.
At St. Charles, Warrenton, Fulton,
Columbia, Fayette, Boonville, Glasgow,
Marshall Lexington, and Independence
are colleges on private foundation.
The" history of Missouri harks back
to this highway. In St. Charles may
be seen the first Capitol of Missouri
and the Executive Mansion, occupied
by the first governor, Alexander Mc
Nair. Along the road the traveler may
visit the stone house where Daniel
Boone lived and died the first stone
residence west of the Mississippi1
river; Pondfort, built to protect
against the Indians; the Jones
tavern, built in 1829; Pauldingville,
where Rodnam Kenner, prince of
fiddlers, kept tavern; the Van Bibber
tavern, where the Boones lived,
famous in Missouri stage-coach days;
the log cafcin, whore was the first
ichool for girls west of the Missippi;
beautiful Mincola Springs, called by
Thomas II. Benton "The Bethesda of
the West"; Loutre Lick and, nearby,
the scene of Captain James Callaway's
fatal battle with the Indians; the
Graham home, built in 1816; the Van
Horn tavern, where Washington Irv
ing visited; Franklin Academy, the
only building in the historic metrop
olis to survive the flood of 182G; Big
Gum Spring, notable camping ground
of the Indians; the home of General
George C. Bingham, Missouri's great
est artist; the salt licks where the
Boones made salt to be shipped down
for the Deaf and Dumb and the the river in hollow logs to St. Louis;
Which closed during, the month of August. wishes
to announce that it will open
for business s
Tuesday, September 11
under the Same management. They will again serve
food of the highest quality.
Come in and enjoy a good cold drink from our up-to-the-minute
fountain served in our comfortable
booths. South of Academic Hall.
the big spring at Arrow Rock;
Thrall's Prairie, the location of1 Mis
souri's Model Farm; the birthplace of
Kit Carson; Cooper's Chapel, the sites
of Cooper's Fort, Fort Kincaid and
Fort Hemstead; the Ptetesaw Plains,
CARRIES OUT HIS SON'S WORK
L. W. Dumas Sr Receires Congratu
lations As The- Hotel Opens.
An elderly man stood in the lobby
of the new Daniel Boone Tavern last
Saturday night. Crowds passed by
him to admire the different parts of
the new building, and a few stopped
now and then to congratulate him for
his part of the construction of Colum
bia's new show place. The man was
L. W. Dumas, Sr., father of the man
who dreamed of the new hotel and
hoped to make it one of his great
buildings in Columbia. I W. Dumas,
Jr., headed the company which under
took the building of the new tavern
and at the death of the younger man
his father took up the work. During
the eighteen months of the hotel's con
struction, L. W. Dumas. Sr., has been
at the building early and late, no de
tail of its construction escaping his
"It's nearly finished," he said to a
reporter on Saturday night, "and it's
a beautiful building. I took over what
The chandeliers in the ballroom of
the hotel building are in keeping with
the interior finish of the woodwork of
the big room. They are in dull gold,
and the lights are frosted so as to
ghe a soft light. There are ten of
.these chandeliers, which were tie-
tn,. lint, ctnrtrn nnrl havp trfpri in S(V I
that it was finished just as nearly pd V"T '' ' rt "
like he intended it to be as possible, pany.
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Pen sketch of new fire-proof dormitory now in course of construction
at Stephens College, which will accommodate
sixty-eight additional students
Tabes pleasure in announcing to its patrons and friends that
TWO HUNDRED AND TEN students have reserved rooms in
the dormitories for the school year which begins September 18th.
This is the largest advance registration of dormitory students in the
history ol the institution. The enrollment .of dormitory and day
students for the year will probably reach four hundred.
The following figures show the remarkable growth of the College in
enrollment in the last five years.
1913-14 Increase in enrollment over 1912-13, 100
1614-15 " " " . 1913-14 15
1915-16 " " " 1914-15, 25
1916-1 7 Dormitories filled to capacity on August 1 st and waiting lis t established
1917-18 Present dormitories full July 1st. New dormitory in course of con
struction to. accommodate 68 additional students now practically full.
The advance enrollment for 1917-18 shows an increase of nearly
300 over the enrollment for 1912-13.
Columbia students desiring information relative to any of the courses
offered at the College during the next school year may call at the
College office, or phone or write to
James M. Wood, President