Lost restaurants

Now gone restaurants Bull Pen Cafe, Paquin Street Cafe, Breisch’s and Ever Eat Cafe highlighted.

Book on Columbia lynching victims

I’ve always thought there were many missing stories in the reports about the 1923 murder of James T. Scott when he was lynched based on an accusation of attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl. A new book apparently looks at two of the stories: the one about the life of James T. Scott and the…

Six degrees of connection: Lucile H. Bluford

History is all about connections, change and, I hope, progress. Lucile H. Bluford isn’t from Columbia, Missouri but she’s connected to Columbia, Missouri. A book about this journalist, Black feminist and civil rights advocate was published on April 23, 2018 and I apologize for not publicizing it then. To buy it direct, click the title: “Lucile…

Missouri-Beverly Hillbillies connection

I love surprises and I love learning things about my adopted state Missouri. So imagine my delight when I learned about Missouri’s connection to “The Beverly Hillbillies,” the 1960s hit national television show. The surprise comes from the publication of a new book about the writer of the television series. The book is “The First…

Four surprising ways to peek inside historic homes

Getting a look inside a historic home can be a challenge. Few of us are willing to knock on someone’s door and ask for a quick tour. But these four ways can give you a genteel way to see inside historic homes. But these are only four ways to look inside a historic home. How…

Columbia’s history – a new book by Warren Dalton, “Between the Columns”

Sometimes you can see into the past — especially through books. Warren Dalton is putting out a new book called “Between the Columns.” The deadline for ordering it is Sept. 30, 2011. It can be ordered through the Columbia Daily Tribune’s website here. His previous book, “Historic Downtown Columbia,” featured information on the downtown area. This book, according…