10 Must-Visit Small Towns in Missouri – WorldAtlas – Worldatlas.com

Boonville is a prime strategic location, and it was not just tourists who recognized the town’s geographic value. Because of Boonville’s railroad and approximation to the Missouri River, and being almost halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis, the Confederate and Union armies fought for the town during the American Civil War. This intersection of the cardinal directions has been the site of two Civil War battles and two occupations

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