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Mt. Vernon, Missouri

  • Rebel's Bluff

    Rebel's Bluff

    This tall bluff spelled doom for a band of Confederate cavalrymen being chased one dark night by local Union troops. Unfamiliar with the terrain, the Rebels plummeted over the edge to their death ...
    Rebel's Bluff

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Harold Bell Wright

Many know that Harold Bell Wright's, "Shepherd of the Hills" was the most widely read book of fiction in the history of publishing! Few know, however, that many of the places, events, and characters are based on actual models. There really was an "old shepherd of Mutton Hollow,&

Mt. Vernon, MO Famous People


Big Spring

When the Moore family first settled there, there were Indian camps all along the bottom land. This spring puts out up to 13 million gallons of water a day, and has been a popular family picnic site for over a hundred years. It is located just beyond Rebel's Bluff and Old Shepherd'

Mt. Vernon, MO Archaeology

The 3rd "Old Jail"

This imposing structure on the north side of the square was built at a cost of $16,000 in 1874 (two years before Custer's Last Stand)

Mt. Vernon, MO Pioneer Life

Things to do near Mt. Vernon, MO

Bryce Oaks Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Horton Smith Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Ralph Foster Museum

A general museum relating to Ozarks history and culture plus items from around the world housed on the College of the Ozarks ...

Civil War Action in Mt. Vernon

The Confederate Army kept a garrison at Mr. Vernon after the battle of Wilson's Creek (August 10, 1861), but Union Colonel...