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Journals of Capt. William Becknell from Boone's Lick to Santa Fe and from Santa Cruz to
Friday, April 6 through Wednesday, June 6
Journals of Capt. William Becknell from Boone's Lick to Santa Fe and from Santa Cruz to  (New in Library)
These primary source newspaper accounts from the Franklin, MO, Missouri Intelligencer let today's reader see what Missourians were reading about Becknell's famed journeys.

Thursday, May 3
Board Meeting  (BLRA Board Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:59 am
Boone County History & Culture Center, 3801 Ponderosa St., Columbia, MO
Second quarter board meeting. Public is welcome. The meeting in Columbia will be followed by a tour of the Boone Junction village and lunch offsite.

Thursday, May 17
Presentation: Lifting Missouri out of the Mud  (General trail interest)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, 200 South Main Street, St. Charles
Join Dr. Thomas Gubbels, Associate Professor of History at Lincoln University, for a presentation on the Missouri  Highway Sys-
tem in the 20th century. Topics of this program include the creation of the Missouri State Highway  Department and political re-
sistance to road construction, as well as discussions of Missouri's Centennial Road Law  and the state's role in the creation of Route 66 and the interstate highway system.

Thursday, August 2
Board Meeting  (BLRA Board Meeting)
Location TBD
Third quarter board meeting. Public is welcome.

BLRA's 7th Annual Meeting & Special Presentation
Saturday, November 10
BLRA's 7th Annual Meeting & Special Presentation  (BLRA Annual Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Warren County Historical Society, 102 W. Walton St, Warrenton, MO 63383 Phone: (636) 456-3820
The public is invited to join us at 1:00 PM for a special talk by raconteur Larry Brown on: "Widening the Corridor West: the Role of the Boone's Lick Road." The talk will follow a short business meeting.
Larry Brown is a retired Assistant Professor of Human Geography at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in Sociology; received the Masters of Divinity from Christian Theology Seminary, Indianapolis; and the Masters of Arts in Geography from the University of Missouri, Columbia. In addition to teaching at MU, he taught at Stephens College and the Missouri School of Religion. He pastored congregations for thirty years in Nebraska, Indiana, and Missouri before becoming a full time professor.
Brown now devotes more time to storytelling. He is a co-founder and current co-president of the Mid-Missouri Organization for Storytelling (MOST) centered in Columbia, MO, former board member of the National Storytelling Network (NSN), former Chair of the Storytelling In Higher Education SIG of NSN, and a member of the National Organization of Biblical Storytellers.