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Thursday, October 04, 2012
Contact: Communications Department, (573) 526-0949
Carnahan announces program on the haunted Boonslick
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan today announced a program on the ghostly tales and legends of the Boonslick Trail. The program will be held at the Missouri State Archives, a division of her office, on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. Author Mary Barile will be discussing her new book, The Haunted Boonslick: Ghosts, Ghouls and Monsters of Missouri's Heartland.
The Boonslick is among the oldest settlement areas west of the Mississippi River, with cultural traditions that run deep. The region’s inhabitants are true “show-me” state residents who take nothing at face value — especially the supernatural. Boonslickers cherish their history and are proud to share it with others. At meetings, concerts and community events over the years, author Mary Barile heard of many strange happenings, including sightings of a sinister black carriage, a headless horse and a spook light. She realized many lesser known, historical Boonslick ghosts were in danger of being forgotten and fading completely from the local history landscape. In her recent book, The Haunted Boonslick, she records these tales, saving them from obscurity and preserving them for future generations. Join Mary Barile for ghost stories, old and new, from the great haunted Boonslick.
The Missouri State Archives is the official repository for state documents of permanent historic value and is located at 600 West Main Street in Jefferson City. All programs at the Archives are free of charge and open to the public, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information on this and other programming at the Archives, contact Emily Luker at 573-526-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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