While traveling cross-country to see our daughter, my hubby was stopping at all the aged historic areas on our route, and he had study that Springfield, MO was the origination of Route 66, which he wanted to travel to the end plus reach our destination.
He study that Wilson’s Creek was part of Springfield, MO. He knew about Wilson’s Creek since he is a retired military plus a retired history teacher. He was gleeful to see a reenactment of the battle of Wilson’s Creek. He told me the southern army won the battle, but they never followed through. They convinced Federal authorities to go with the union army, but when my friend and I got to Wilson’s Creek, it disappointed him they didn’t have a reenactment every year, but it was late October, plus the weather was cool, so I didn’t mind not seeing a six-hour reenactment. I favorite being in the car with the heat on. The park ranger told him there was an alternative, plus it was called “living history”. The park volunteers plus staff members dress in stage clothing, have firearms, plus drill with them. They supply soldiers life talks, but they don’t engage in simulated warfare, and my hubby wasn’t the happiest person, but it mollified him seeing the “living history”. My buddy and I left attractive Springfield, MO behind plus headed toward our next destination. To be honest, I didn’t mind visiting Springfield. It was a little too freezing for my taste, but my friend and I lived in the southeast. I wasn’t used to anything colder than fifty degrees, plus that was in the dead of winter.