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We are offering books for sale by two organizations:
The Genealogical Society of Boone Co and Central MO, and
The Boone County History and Culture Center.
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The Golden Lane: How Missouri Women Gained the Vote and Changed History, by Margot McMillen
Author: Margot McMillen.
It was June 14, 1916, a warm, sticky Wednesday morning. The Democratic Convention would soon meet in St. Louis. Inside the Jefferson Hotel, the men ate breakfast and met with their committees. Outside the hotel, thousands of women quietly took their places along both sides of Locust Street. They stood shoulder to shoulder, each one in a dress that brushed the pavement, shading herself with a yellow parasol and wearing a yellow sash that said Votes for Women."? The all-male delegations may not have had a comfortable walk down the Golden Lane, but they were moved to add women's suffrage to the national platform. Join Margot McMillen for an accessible history of a privilege too often taken for granted."
Last Updated: 26 September 2020
Whisper on the Wind, The Story of Tom Bass, Celebrated Black Horseman, by Bill Downey
"Born a slave, Tom Bass rose to the summit of what had always been a white man's profession, the training of the America's greatest Saddlebred horses. An advocate of gentleness and patience, bass turned dangerous horses into reliable mounts, without ever raising his voice or using a whip." 215 pp.
This book also delves into his owner's family roots in Boone County, Missouri.
Author, Bill Downey, first published this book in 1975, and after his death his son republished it with a foreword. 1998, by The Equestrian Wisdom and History Series, The Long Riders Guild Press.
Last Updated: 19 September 2020