Born 1852 Family had settled in Mid Missouri about 40 years earlier, farming and raising cattle. Joined the home guard after Missouri was captured in the war of Northern Aggression. Guess I would have been farming with the rest of the family--I'm still here and retired from raising cattle and the Railroad on the side.
The Mo boat ride was the annual event of the Moniteau Creek River Raiders out of Fayette Mo. We lost our range and of course the lake for the boat ride. Our inspiration and dirving force was the late great Doolin Riggs. A lot of the club members now shoot with the Owl Creek Sportmans Club, and Warden Callaway is helping to mold that club. Unfortuneally we only have a small creek that trickles in wet weather so no more boat ride. Stoney