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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 13, 2021 – Staff members at Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site invite the public to the Boone Homestead for an evening filled with the Ozarks’ best ghost tales, legends and superstitions at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. 

Participants are invited to join around the bonfire as Todd Wilkinson, project manager for the James River Basin Partnership, spins yarns of ghoulies, ghosties and things that go bump in the Ozarks' night, based on the writings of noted folklorist Vance Randolph. After the program, Boone Homestead staff members will take participants on a candlelit tour of the Boone family cemetery and the African American cemetery.

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others.

Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site is located at 7850 N. State Highway V, Ash Grove, northwest of Springfield. For more information about the event, please contact the site at 417-751-3266.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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