Historic & Scenic Sights and Opportunities
Because of an interest in history in this region, GF will give information on various sights
for free. Arrangements for a family tour package can also be provided for a small fee.
A stage coach line and later "Old Number 8Pike’s Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway," the early
transcontinental highway through this region, ran through Gladhour Farm. A major
Chautauqua-ground was nearby. The Chautauqua movement was a wonderfully interesting
concept and in a similar way, a long-term goal for Gladhour Farm includes sharing
information about past times with youngsters and interested visitors.
(Thanks to Basil Stratton for the Chautauqua photos. Thanks to Virginia Windels for the
A primitive Chautauqua cabin may be available for camping for a family or couple
sometime in the future. Eventually a walkway with native prairie grasses and
other plant species labeled and a learning activity set for active youngsters are
Within a few miles, some of the interesting places to visit are these:
1. One of the few remaining covered bridges in Missouri
2. General John J. Pershing’s boyhood home
3. An Amish community with bulk grocery stores, fabric shops, a harness and buggy
shop, etc., and small town antique and craft storesalso 4 festivals per year.
4. A summer farmer’s market and outdoor murals (building-size) in Chillicothe
5. J. C. Penney farm at Hamilton
6. Walt Disney’s hometown of Marceline
If you are coming to look at a Gladhour Farm animal and/or pick one up, why not give
yourself a weekend for a mini-vacation! There are some interesting B & Bs and decent
Super 8/other motels in the area. There is also Pershing Park nearby where you might camp.
And GF will be happy to provide you with info about the sights!