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Stan Hendrix
The title of “Crossroads of the Nation” is always interesting to discuss with local folks.  We know the railroads secured the title for us in the late 1800s, but in the next century the cross country automobile highways passing through Cameron ensured we’d keep the title indefinitely.  You might...
Cameron grew up with the title “Crossroads of the Nation”.  Exactly when we earned the title is unknown, however, why is easy to explain.   Today we think of the crossroads as being US Highway 36 and Interstate 35.  The intersection has become an incredibly busy commercial center.  I can’t imagine...
Stan Hendrix and Charnett Norton display a rare original Jefferson Highway signs.
The Jefferson Highway was the subject of a special program at the Clinton County Historical Society in Plattsburg Thursday night November 21st.  Stan Hendrix from Cameron’s Depot Museum discussed the historic Highway that a century ago connected Winnipeg in Canada with New Orleans and traveled...
Cameron artist Suzi Fulton hopes to find a financial backer while showcasing her paintings.
While not receiving the crowd of supporters they expected the Cameron Arts Council feels it achieved its mission in showcasing area artists during last weekend’s Cameron Arts Festival. Traditionally held July 4th weekend, the Cameron Arts Festival wrapped up its first year holding the event in the...
The argument for a strong economic development effort was never more forcibly made then when the prison closed, and everybody’s utility rates went up. We need more businesses, housing and jobs to help us pay for our necessary services.  I’ve never witnessed the first official day of Fall and the...
During the recent homecoming weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting members of the Class of 1959 during their class reunion visit to the Depot Museum.  They shared many great stories and memories of places I’ve only seen pictures of.   One that many of them talk about is the campus of the Missouri...
Dr. Doug Wycoff just keeps giving back: He was one of 150 dentists who took part in the MoMoM (Missouri Ministry of Mercy) effort in St. Joe last month. They saw over 500 patients at no charge to help make their lives better. The effort has been going on for eight years and this is Doug’s second...
Our fifth in a series of gardens in the Cameron area features the home of Kim and Dale Schreck, on South Chestnut Street in Cameron. People come from as far as Kansas City to see their brilliant show of flowers and whimsical statuary, all displayed with an artistic sense as well as precision. Each...
  Studio 205 is the 2nd Chamber Business Spotlight for August. Established in 2015, Studio 205 is a hair and nail salon owned by TJ Cruickshank with employees: Jenni Hammond, Jessica Eddins and Mattison Ramsey. They are located at 205 N Chestnut...stop by and say hello soon!  
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I frequently reference the old 1939 Historic Cameron Film.  If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it.  It’s a treasure left behind by one of Cameron’s most forward thinking groups, the Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPWC).  I’m sure they saw the film as a nice community project,...

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