|Butternut Bread building|
Butternut Bread and the old Mitchell MotorCar. What do they have in common? You can learn about both in Boonville, MO.
|Friendly residents - the lady|
on the L is the granddaughter
of founder. On the right,
a new friend
A building with a big Butternut Bread sign first caught my attention and I was hooked. I stopped to take a photo of the mural on the building and met a lovely woman, a lifelong resident who loves her city. She gave me a smattering of history and introduced me to her friend who is the granddaughter of the man who founded Butternut Bread. If you've been around long enough, you'll remember seeing Butternut Bread on grocery shelves.
|Boonville Katy Depot|
|Young men I met on the bridge|
When you visit Boonville, the new visitor center and River Rails & Trails Museum is the place to start. You can plan in advance at https://goboonville.com.
On a schedule today, we had little time to explore but plan to return to visit the Mitchell Antique MotorCar Museum (owned and operated by a direct descendant of the Mitchell family). Check it out at https://mitchellcarcollection.com.
We also plan to follow the history tour and take photos of 23 of the area's old buildings and homes that are on the National Register of Historic Places. (https://goboonville.com/2015/boonvilles-historic-walking-tour/)