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If your summer travels take you along Highway 36, you may find yourself on parts of the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway. And, if you travel along I-29 or Highway 71/49, you'll spend time along the Jefferson Highway. Both highway systems were part of America's earliest transcontinental highways.
Though celebrated in local communities as early as 1866 to honor Civil War dead, in 1868 a national ceremony was held at Arlington National Cemetery. Known as Decoration Day until after World War One, the holiday is now often called Memorial Day and is observed on the last Monday in May to honor all those who have died in American wars.
May is a beautiful month for a walk in the forest, woodlands or prairies at Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) areas throughout the state. The weather is often mild. Freshly emerged tree leaves are a lighter shade of green. Wildflowers like Columbine continue to bloom.
Flood waters have also caused damage at some Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) conservation areas, particularly to roads, boat ramps, buildings, and other infrastructure. The MDC is responding quickly to cleaning, repairing and rebuilding.
Like most families, you'll do a lot of driving this summer -- trips to the lake, kid's baseball games and maybe even a family vacation. These tips from the National Highway Traffice Safety Administration can make your summer safer for everyone in the family.
This film, credited to Thomas A. Edison, may be the first annual automobile parade. At least ten different makes and models are seen, including electric and steam powered machines. Plus, at least one interruption by a horse and buggy!
MDC encourages celebrating Missouri trees during Arbor Days in April by providing resources on planting tips and tree care, as well as low-cost native tree and shrub seedlings for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, and wildlife food and cover.