Lifestyles of the Boone's Lick Area by jizhen1947


									                                          JUNE 2011

Lifestyles of the Boone’s Lick Area

 Howard County man
 “canonized” in a memorial
 of his own making.

                                      Story on page 4
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           BOONSLICK                                                                                               About the cover
                           Volume 2
                            Issue 5                       Living                                                   The late Norm Rohlfing stands leaning on the Civil War replica cannon he
                                                                                                                   built on his Howard County farm using plans obtained from the Smithson-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Cover photo by Eric Berger
                                                                                                                                                                     Inset photo courtesy of Rohlfing family.
                  A supplement to the Boonville Daily News

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Our country is commemo-
                                       Publisher                                                                                                                                        rating the sesquicentennial
                                                                                                                                                                                        of the Civil War over the
                                                                                                                                                                                        next four years. Part of
               Mike Kellner                                               Cathy Rodr                                                                                                    Boonville’s Civil War activi-
                                                                        William Donahue                                                                                                 ties will be a re-enactment
             Associate Editor                                                                                                                                                           of the Battle of Boonville
                                                                          Advertising                                                                                                   which happened in June
                                                                                                                                                                                        1861. This photograph of
              Eric Berger                                                                                                                                                               an unidentified young man
                                                                                                                                                                                        was taken at an earlier re-
          News & Online Editor                                         Erayna Martinez                                                                                                  enactment of the battle.
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                                                                                                                                                                                        were truly in the midst of
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                                                                                                                                                                                        telling when one army or
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  Historically Speaking                     We’re off to war! As reenactors
                                On June 17, 1861 the first battle of the Civil War                                     With the sesquicentennial of the Civil War at hand
                             west of the Mississippi River was fought along                                         many special events and reenactments are scheduled
                             Rocheport Road east of Boonville, Missouri. This                                       throughout the Boonslick area. If you have never at-
                             skirmish happened on this location due to the strate-                                  tended a reenactment I recommend that you do so.
                             gic importance of the Missouri River. On June 17 –                                     The battles with horses charging, guns blazing and
                             19, 2011 there will be a major emphasis reenactment                                    cannons firing are exciting. But if you are not famil-
                             of this battle, 150 years to the day con the original                                  iar with the local history, they can be a little confus-
                             location along Rocheport Road.                                                         ing. It is sometimes difficult to determine which side
                                Several years ago the Friends of Historic                                           is winning. I found visiting the camps during the non-
                             Boonville sponsored a reenactment of the First Bat-                                    battle hours to be more entertaining.
                             tle of Boonville at the farm owned by Clarence and                                         Many years ago during the reenactment of the bat-
                             Marjorie Loesing. Here is where the first shots were

    Maryellen                fired as the Home State Guard (later called Confed-
                            erates) retreated to the west along Rocheport Road
                                                                                         Connie Shay                tle of Fayette my daughter Shary met and formed a
                                                                                                                    bond with a young reenactor from Tulsa. My experi-
                                                                                                                    ences with events surrounding reenactments are
                            back to Boonville. This time the battle will be reen-        through her relationship with him and his unit. So I don’t know if my experi-
    McVicker                acted in an even larger field to accommodate the in-
                            creased number of participants. It will take place on
                                                                                         ences are typical of other units or not. The first time he had dinner with us I
                                                                                         somewhat jokingly told him he was a brave soul - being a damn Yankee and
the farm owned by Dr. Willard Avery and his family a short distance to the               courting a young lady in the heart of Little Dixie. He, also somewhat jokingly,
west. Here is where the Federal forces under the command of General                      informed me that if I studied history it was not uncommon for the soldiers to
Nathaniel Lyons first lined up in rows to shoot across a field at the Home State         rape, pillage, and plunder as they roamed the countryside. Not especially con-
Guard. The battle continued all the way into Boonville where the mayor even-             forting words to the mother of the young lady he was courting. Fortunately
tually surrendered the town on the property which was at that time the Forest            Paul was a true gentleman, a serious history scholar, and a member of a cal-
Hill plantation.                                                                         vary unit. He was also a stickler for authenticity. Most of their dates involved
   As the reenactment approaches in June, there will be explanations of the              Shary joining their group for reenactment events. This meant she needed the
battle and the significance of it. Control of the Missouri River by the Union            appropriate clothing which meant Mama had to get busy sewing. Making her
meant men, horses, and most importantly corn could not be shipped south to               clothing might seem easy enough — but not so with
arm and feed Confederate forces.                                                         Paul. He sent me patterns that were acceptable, but
    Today let’s look briefly at the background that led Missouri and the people          the selection of fabric was more difficult.
of Central Missouri to war. Missouri was originally settled by people from Ken-             Today you can visit a quilt shop and find a
tucky following in the path of their hero, Daniel Boone. They brought with               complete line of beautiful reproduction Civil
them not only a Southern outlook, but also slaves. Mostly Methodists, Bap-               War fabrics. Not so back then. Shary would
tists, and Presbyterians they belonged to Christian religious denominations              find a couple of fabrics she liked and we
which were caught up in the dilemma of whether it was moral to own slaves.               would send swatches to Paul for his approval.
The Methodist and Presbyterian denominations eventually split over the ques-             He would reject those and in return send a
tion. The Methodists did not unite until 1939, and the Presbyterians didn’t be-          couple of swatches he selected which Shary
come one denomination again until the early 1980s. At the reunification                  did not like. This would go on for sometime
ceremony the communion cup from the Presbyterian Church in Boonville was                 until a decision was finally made.
used to start the reunification communion service because of the importance                 The constuction of the clothing was not The
of this town in the church originally splitting into two.                                so difficult except that all closures had to     author’s
    The 1860 Federal Census shows that Howard County was 59% slave, the                                                                   daughter
                                                                                         be buttons, snaps, or hooks and eyes. No         and her beau
highest percentage in Missouri. Cooper County was about 38% slave. Why the               way could you use that modern gadget - a         dressed in their finest Civil War attire , and
difference? Part of the answer has to be the large influx of German immi-                                                                 ready to attend the Twelfth Night Ball.
                                                                                         zipper. And authenticity was not just the
grants to Cooper County. Boonville was the largest town along the Missouri               outer layer. All underwear needed to be in
River in 1860 with a population over 5,000 people. German immigrants flocked             keeping with the times which meant making camisoles, pantaloons, and petti-
into the county beginning in the 20 years preceding the Civil War and were also          coats. We were able to purchase white cotton stockings from a suttler who
the largest immigrant group in St. Louis. Many of these immigrants had left              peddled his wares at camp but shoes were a real challenge. I sewed hidden
Europe because of war and the possibility of forced military service. Fierce             pockets in the garments so Shary could carry some money, her watch and
defenders of freedom, many were morally opposed to slavery.                              other modern items that were not allowed in camp. Shary’s outfits were pretty
    In 1860 four men ran for president of the United States. Stephen A. Douglas          plain compared to some the women wore. I was especially amazed at the fami-
from Illinois ran as the Democratic candidate. His platform featured what was            lies whose children ranged from babies to toddlers to tweens, to teens. All
called popular sovereignty. That meant the voters in a territory desiring state-         were properly dressed at all times. I didn’t think to ask at the time but I won-
hood would vote as to whether the new state would or would not have slaves.              der did that include no Pampers? Camp dress was interesting but the ball

                                         See HISTORICALLY SPEAKING, McVICKER on page 6                                                       See HISTORICALLY SPEAKING, SHAY on page 6
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 Howard County man “canonized”
 Story by Eric Berger                                                                                                                                               until doctors di-
                                                                                                                                                                    agnosed him
   In 1983, on land a few miles outside of Fayette, Norm Rohlfing was one of                                                                                        with multiple
many Midwestern farmers still struggling in the midst of an agricultural depression.                                                                                myeloma, a can-
He farmed over 500 acres on which he raised cattle and grew corn and soybeans,                                                                                       cer of the bones.
and while the plants withered in a drought in 1980, “the more you worked, the                                                                                        He was admitted
worse it got,” Chris Rohlfing, Norm’s son said.                                                                                                                      into the hospital
   William Robbins wrote in The New York Times of a Missouri farmer in July 1980,                                                                                    and died in Oc-
the “pastures have turned copper under the merciless sun, acres of soybeans are                                                                                      tober 2010, two
stunted, cattle are losing weight as they stand bunches under shade trees and fields                                                                                 days shy of 81.
from which hay normally would come are dusty,”                                                                                                                           At his funeral,
   The agriculture depression started in 1980 and lasted five years.                                                                                                  the members of
   Chris a fellow farmer, began participating in Civil War reenactments in 1981 and                                                                                   his cannon crew
invited his dad to join two years later to help take his mind off of the poor farm                                                                                    attended in
economy. Norm loved history and as such, the reenacments too. That invitation is                                                                                      their authentic
the spark Chris uses to explain the hobby that from then on filled many of Norm’s                                                                                      Civil War uni-
weekends; and built a circle around him of fellow history devotees; and, along with a                                                                                  forms and lined
few other contributing factors, caused him to hand make a Civil War cannon to the                                                                                      up as a color
specifications of a history museum’s blueprints.                                                                                                                       guard. This
   “Everything is truly to scale; the same way as if had come out of a blacksmith’s                                                                                    May, family
shop in the 1860s,” Chris said.                                                                                                 prints from the Smithsonian, a gift
                                                                                           The late Norm Rohlfing used blue                                           dragged the
   Norm became a regular at reenactments in Missouri and continued participating                                                  ica of a Civil War cannon. Berger
                                                                                           from his son-in-law, to build his repl                     Photo by Eric    cannon and the
                                                                                                                                                                       limber used for

       STEP BACK INTO THE 1800s in BLACKWATER                                                  transport out from a shed to show it to me and to prepare it for sale.
                                                                                               This year marks 150 years since the start of the Civil War, and in June the Boonville
                                                                                            Civil War Commemorative Commission will stage a reenactment of the First Battle of
                                                                    CELEBRATING THE         Boonville. Norm had participated in reenactments and other Civil War events in
                                                                 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF       Boonville and told family members he anticipated attending the event. Chris and his
                                                                                            son-in-law were unsure in May if they planned on going, but they expected Norm’s
                                                                  THE CIVIL WAR and the     cannon to be there.
   • Living history supplies for Civil War, mountain men,      FIRST BATTLE OF BOONVILLE       Its story begins with Chris’ invitation and Norm’s aversion to marching.
      Old West and Native American crafts                                                      In your typical Civil War reenactment, there are three groups on the battlefield: the
   • Herbal teas, bath products & balms                                                     artillery unit who operate the cannons and other weapons, the cavalry who ride on
   • Missouri-made pickles, sauces & mixes
   • Brightly colored textiles, rugs & saddle blankets
                                                                                            horseback and the infantry who march. Norm, a veteran of the Korean War in which
   • Woven baskets, carved wooden baskets, bowls & walking canes                            he spent more than a year in Germany as a mechanic fixing Jeeps, decided he would
   • Unique silver & turquoise jewelry                                                      join the artillery.
   • Native -made pottery • Books & music
                                                                                               “He said he’d done all the marching in the real military that he ever planned on
   • Beautiful artwork, originals and prints
                                                                                            doing,” Chris Rohlfing said of his father.
     Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-5                                                         On Norm’s cannon crew in the Collins’ Battery he became the commander, the per-
               660-846-2224                                                                 son who directed the crew where to aim and when to fire. He did so as part of Pat-
     Email:                                                     ten’s Artillery Drill, a system created by George Washington Patten, which assigns                                                   seven soldiers tasks in the firing of one cannon. The No. 1 position worms out the
                                                                                            residue of past shots, wets a sponge and then inserts it to form a tight seal. As this
                                                                                            goes, a solider runs gunpowder and the ammunition from the storage compartment
                                                                                            on the limber. Another soldier stands at the limber ready to dispense supplies. At the
                                            NON-ALCOHOLIC                                   cannon, soldiers take care for their fingers and listens for direction from the com-
                                                                                            mander on when to load the gun powder and the shell, when to puncture a hole and
                                                 Period Dress                               when to ignite.
      Hours: Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-5               & Characters                                  The distance to the enemy determines how the ammunition is loaded.On the fuse,
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    Located 3 miles north of I-70 Exit 89 in Downtown Blackwater                            you expose determines the detonation time. For the reenactors in Norm’s crew, a
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  in a memorial of his own making
  guide is pasted to the latch of a storage compartment providing direction on the fuse                said his favorite memory involving the cannon happened at the filming of “Glory”, the
  and at which angle to tilt the cannon. One degree higher or lower amounts to two                     Civil War film about the first black regiment. Despite camps of tents and stores in
  extra seconds of flight time and 600 feet in either direction, Chris said. Following or-             which the women cook and shop while the men fight on the battlefield, all the
  ders can mean the difference between the shells exploding over the enemy (Chris                      makeup does not always mask the setting, which for some reenactments can be a
  said the image of a cannon ball hitting the ground is a Hollywood fabrication. The                   parking lot. The directors shot “Glory” on Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia.
  shells must explode mid-air and send shrapnel in all directions.) and hitting a patch of                “He got to see a different side of reenacting. Here it was really like it ended up hap-
  grass. Or in reenactments, where there is often no actual ammunition shot, the differ-               pening,” Chris said.
  ence between someone losing a limb versus returning home no worse for the com-                          And he got to show off his cannon.
  memoration.                                                                                             “He said ‘My cannons looked better than theirs did,” Chris said of the cannons from
     “If I stick my hand in the barrel and there’s something hot in there, it’s likely to              museums.
  blow my hand off,” Aaron Marchbanks, the husband of Norm’s grandaugher said.                            Mary, norm’s widow, plans to sell the cannon, which her son estimated is worth
     Marchbanks said he was no history buff but became involved to join Chris, his fa-                 $20,000. Selling the cannon, to Mary, is like when they sold their cattle stock and
  ther-in-law, and Norm.                                                                               snow mobile a few years before Norm died: it’s a part of her exiting.
     “He got a lot of people really involved,” Marchbanks said of the reenactments.                       “I’m without a husband, I’m in a totally different life, and I’m having to completely
     As a commander, Chris said, Norm had a calm demeanor, a contrast to the barking                   adjust,” Mary said.
  ways of others in reenactments.                                                                         Chris said they don’t have a particular buyer in mind; he said they aren’t worried
     “ He wasn’t as dynamic as I maybe would have been, but if this was a real cannon                  about someone mistreating it. A person who spends $20,000 on a Civil War cannon
  crew they would have followed him anywhere,” Chris said.                                             typically respects it history.
      Norm stopped attending school in the eighth grade, but his wife Mary said he had                    I asked Mary what she misses most about Norm. She said that he never wanted to
  natural ability as a blacksmith.                                                                       be away from her; he always ended business trips early to return home.
  Inside a shed on his property are                                                                         “If I ever had anything that broke down, he would fix mine first,” Mary said,
  a lathe, a torch, and an anvil,                                                                           A blacksmith indeed.
  tools needed to build a can-

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HISTORICALLY SPEAKING, SHAY continued from page 3

gowns were often quite elaborate.                                                  marched off with Private Smith loudly protesting he should not have to go be-
   We usually took Shary to join the group which gave my husband, Bill and I       cause he wasn’t even dead. All of the performances were unscripted and im-
the opportunity to visit the camp. Two occasions stand out in my memory.           promptu.
One time the men were lined up for an inspection. The sergeant inspected               I enjoyed visiting the camps enough that I actually entertained thoughts of
each soldier and his equipment. At the same time he passed out small bars of       joining them. Sanity returned though when I thought through the process of
homemade lye soap. He admonished the men that the bars were for bathing            returning to work on a Monday morning after spending a weekend sleeping on
and not eating, and should be used at least once a week. He then pulled Paul       the ground on a straw pallet and cooking all of my meals over an open fire.
out of the line and snatched off his hat. Paul, who was in ROTC, had just re-         Connie and her husband Bill, along with one dog and three cats, live on her family
turned from summer camp and was sporting a very short buzz haircut. The            farm south of Fayette. They are the parents of five children and ten grandchildren. The
sergeant used his new haircut as an example of the importance of personal hy-      farm is more than a century farm, it is one of the original land grants given to her
giene as his head had been shaved due to a lice infestation. While the men         grandfather. The house in which they live was built in 1844 as a wedding present from
drilled or were otherwise occupied the women got together and wrote letters        her grandfather to his daughter and has been continuously occupied by direct descen-
from home which they gave to the sergeant. One time when the men were              dents ever since. Connie is a founding member of the Boonslick Area Tourism Council
lined up for mail call the sergeant asked a fortyish small soldier to step for-    and has served as secretary/treasurer since it’s inception. She is also a long-time mem-
ward. He first read a letter addressed to Private Smith from a lady professing     ber, on the Board of Directors and secretary/treasurer of the Fayette Area Heritage Associ-
her undying love and longing for his safe return. He next read a letter ad-        ation.
dressed to the commanding officer from the same lady requesting widow’s
benefits. He then read three more letters from three different ladies requesting   HISTORICALLY SPEAKING, MCVICKER continued from page 3
widow’s benefits due to the demise of Private Smith. Private Smith, who gave
an Oscar winning performance, began to protest he had never heard of any of        John Breckenridge ran on a platform that favored slavery. John Bell ran on a
the ladies. After much haranguing back and forth Private Smith admitted he         platform that favored the elimination of slavery (abolitionism). Abraham Lin-
had weakness for corn liquor and did not always remember the events of the         coln from Illinois ran on the newly formed Republican ticket. He favored Free
evenings. It ended with the sergeant informing Private Smith he had an ap-         Soil. That meant he opposed slavery, not on moral grounds, but because large
pointment with the commanding officer to resolve the matter. The men               plantations farmed by slaves took jobs away from free Americans who other-
                                                                                   wise would be farming with their families on this ground. The vote was split
                                                                                   four ways, and Lincoln won, by less than 50% of the vote. Stephen A. Douglas
                                                                                   won in Missouri. In some Southern states, Lincoln’s name wasn’t even on the
                                                                                   ballot. Southerners were horrified at the results. They realized they were so
                                                                                   outnumbered in population by people living in the North that they could not in-
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                                                                                   by the time of the First Battle of Boonville, a mere two months later. Missouri,
                                                                                   Kentucky, Maryland, and Delaware remained in the Union and had slavery
                                                    N Home                         legally throughout the war. The Emancipation Proclamation did not free the
                                                    N Farm                         slaves in these four states. Julia Dent Grant, wife of the Union commander in
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                                                                                       Dr. Maryellen Harshbarger McVicker is a Boonslick native. She grew up on a farm at
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How to cook a husband
                                   When looking for recipes from the Civil War a very special friend and customer, Bar-       cook him.
Story by Linda Class bara Herder, offered me her cookbook ‘The Old Tavern”. I normally try the recipes be-                        A preserving kettle of the finest porcelain is best, but if you have nothing but an
                                fore I share them with you, but there are a some I’m just not sure about. This recipe         earthenware pipkin, with care it will do. See that the linen in which you wrap him is
                                should add a little humor in your kitchen.                                                    nicely washed and mended, and the required number of buttons and strings tightly
                                 How to cook a husband                                                                        sewed on. Tie him in the kettle by a strong silk cord called comfort, as the one called
                                    A good many husbands are utterly spoiled by mismanagement. Some women go                  duty is apt to be weak.
                                about it as if their husbands were bladders, and blow them up. Others keep them con-              Make a clear, steady fire out of love, neatness and cheerfulness. Set him as near to
                                stantly in hot water. Others let them freeze by their carelessness and indifference.          this as seems to agree with him. If he sputters and fizzes, do not be anxious, some hus-
                                Some keep them in a slough, by irritating ways and words; others roast them. Some             bands do this till they are quite done. Add a little sugar in the form of what confection-
                                keep them in a pickle all their lives. It cannot be supposed that any husband will be         ers call kisses, but no vinegar or pepper on any account. A little spice improves him,

                                tender and good managed in this way, but they are really delicious when properly              but it must be used with judgment. Do not stick any sharp instrument into him to see if
                                treated.                                                                                      he is becoming tender. Stir him gently, watching for when he is done. If thus treated,
                                    In selecting your husband, you shouldn’t be guided by the silvery appearance, as in       you will find him very relishable, agreeing nicely with you and the children; and he will
                                buying a mackerel, nor by the golden tint, as if you wanted a salmon. Be sure to select       keep as long as you want, unless you become careless and set him in too cold of a place.
      Linda Claas               him yourself, as tastes differ. Do not go to market for him as the best are always                From ‘Crumbs of Comfort’ C.K. Wells Co., Printers & Binders, Helena, Montana,
                                brought to your door. It is far better to have none unless you will patiently learn how to    1893.

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