News Release 435

Campfire storytelling planned Aug. 21 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Volume 38-435 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JULY 29, 2010 – Gather around the campfire at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site where local storytellers Champ Herren and Todd Wilkinson will spin Ozarks legends, folklore and yarns. Herren and Wilkinson examine the unique history and culture of the Ozarks region through superstition, customs, legends and humor. The program is based on the writings of Vance Randolph and other noted Ozark folklorists.

Enjoy a campfire storytelling program on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the program will be held from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone. Boone and his generation brought the stories and superstitions of their old homes to the Missouri Ozarks where they still thrive today. The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V.

For more information, contact the historic site at 417- 751-3266 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit