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Storm Chasecation May 11-20th 2018

Spent Wed and Thursday storm chasing through Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas so I skipped some things on this list

Saturday May 12, 2018
Sunset 7:53pm for Vicksburg, MS
Leave by 10am, stop and get AL state sign
Sixteenth St Baptist Church – 1530 6th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument – 1510 5th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Bethel Baptist Church – 3200 28th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 3520
Government Plaza – tornado memorial marker – 2106 6th St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
MS Capital Building 400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201
old greyhound bus station – 219 N Lamar Street Jackson , MS 39201
Medgar Evers House – 2332 Margaret W Alexander Dr, Jackson, MS 39213
7 hour drive – Ghost Hunt – 8:30pm – McRaven Mansion – 1445 Harrison St, Vicksburg, MS 39180
Motel 6 – 4137 I20 Frontage Rd, Vicksburg, MS 39183
Vicksburg National Military Park – 3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183
the Genella building – 1108 Washington St, Vicksburg, MS 39183
and the Antique Doll and Toy Museum – “Yesterday’s Children 1104 Washington St, Vicksburg, MS 39180
former lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks 916
Kuhn Memorial State Hospital – 1422 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Vicksburg, MS 39183
Louisiana state sign 32.321672, -90.933549 15 minutes from Vicksburg, nearby Grant’s Canal 32.321091, -90.933130
Mississippi Welcome Center – 4210 Washington St, Vicksburg, MS 39180
maybe
Champion Hill battlefield “The Hill of Death” 32.337113, -90.549372 is the crossroads
3535 Champion Hill Road, Edwards MS is some historic markers

Sunday, May 13th
Sunrise 6:07am
1 hour 15 mminute to Southern Terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway – 31.547761, -91.365658 – 8-12 Natchez Trace Pkwy, Natchez, MS 39120
Lunch at Kings Tavern 613 Jefferson St, Natchez, MS 39120 open 12-10pm ?
Natchez – National Cemetery 41 Cemetery Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
2 hour drive from Natchez to Magnolia Plantation Grounds (National Park Service), 5549 LA-119, Derry, LA 71416
31.549594, -92.941708 open 8-4:30pm
2 hours to Three Corners Marker: AR/LA/TX arrive around 12:30
78230 TX-77, Atlanta, TX 75551 33.019014, -94.042964
38 minutes to Texas State sign – 33.385938, -94.043572
4 hours from LA – TX and AR tripoint to World’s tallest hill, Cavanal – Poteau, OK 35.070219, -94.679266
Swing by Nashville and Murfreesboro, AR and it becomes 4.5 hours to Poteau
1 hour to Fort Smith Oklahoma state sign (near fort smith) from the world’s tallest hill – 35.451637, -94.441285
Spend the night in Fort Smith AR
one option or leave it for future trip
King Tavern 2.5 hours to 30.365361, -90.094275 Lake Pontchartrain for sign, possible area for flying the drone – 30.366018, -90.092585
2 hours from Lake Pontchartrain Possible option mouth of the MS river – 29.273035, -89.353780
2.5 hours to Oak Alley Plantation
1 hour to Louisiana State Capitol – 30.457986, -91.187300 900 N 3rd St B170, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
2.5 hours to Magnolia Plantation Grounds
2 hours to three corners marker

Monday, May 14
2 hours from Fort Smith – AR-MO-OK – Tri-state marker 36.499413, -94.617653 1000 S Main St, Southwest City, MO 64863
1 hour to Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri Tri-State Marker, 1183 SE 118th St, Joplin, MO 64804
1.5 hours from Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri Tri-State Marker to Little House on the Prairie Museum 2507 CR 3000 Independence, KS 67301
5 hours to Actual center – 39.224087, -98.542152
40 minutes to Geodetic Center of North America 39.452309, -98.693279 signs that talks about it here.
http://www.penryfamily.com/geographicalcenters/meadesranch.html
38 minutes to center of us the US – Lebanon KS
15 minutes north of Lebanon KS to Nebraska state sign – 40.002392, -98.523151 / Willa Cather Memorial Prairie Historical Marker
2.5 hours from Prairie Nebraska State Sign to Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, 200 S E 4th St, Abilene, KS 67410
spend the night in Abilene, Kansas city or Independence, MO (2 hours from Abilene to KS)

Tuesday, May 15
Garmin based at 1200 E 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062
south of Kansas city is what used to be L bar c – 9177, 22626 E 2400th Rd, Lacygne, KS 66040
Mt Moriah Cemetery 10507 Holmes Rd Kansas City, MO 64131 in Kansas City
Walter Cronkite 38.936050, -94.579079
Barry L Winchell – Jul 6 – 1999 – Murder Victim. Private, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. He was beaten with a baseball bat as he slept, and died the next day from his injuries. A movie was made about his life, called “Soldier’s Girl.” It showed his relationship with a transgendered singer, his attempt to hide his private life from the military, and his murder.
30 minutes to Harry S Truman Library and Museum, 500 W US Hwy 24, Independence, MO 64050 9-5pm
20 minutes – Odd Fellows Asylum 1325 Odd Fellows Rd, Liberty, MO 64068 11am-8pm
Jesse James Birthplace and possible grave – 21216 Jesse James Farm Rd, Kearney, MO 64060
possible grave 7 minutes away – Jesse James Grave – 39.367516, -94.364784 Mount Olivet Cemetery – Kearney Missouri
Military Prison Cemetery 1025 Sheridan Dr Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027 39.370052, -94.923570
Carl Panzram – Row 6, Grave 24 (#31614) George C. “Bugs” Moran Row 8, Plot 20 (name plate missing)
30 minutes from Leavenworth Penitentiary Cemetery, – Sallie House 508 N 2nd St, Atchison, KS 66002 near by Amelia Earhart Birthplace 223 N Terrace St, Atchison, KS 66002 open 10-4
4 state lookout – 3rd St, White Cloud, KS 66094
Monument to the pig that inspired the piggy bank main Wilbur Chapman Monument White Cloud, KS 66094 39.977663, -95.296054
40 minutes to SSE Corner of Nebraska / close to MO – NE -KS corner 666 Ave Rulo, NE 68431 39.999992, -95.331341 – cast iron monument . This point in on the high bluff along the west side on the Missouri River on approximate 40° North Latitude. Point of the beginning of the sith principlal meridian

2 hours to Homestead national monument or 2.25 hours to Nebraska State Capitol – 1445 K St, Lincoln, NE 68508
2 hours Villisca Axe Murder House – 508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA 50864 (2.5 hours from Harry S Truman) day tours tues-sun 1:00pm-3:30pm
2 hours to Iowa State Capitol – 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319
1.75 hours from capital Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, 210 Parkside Dr, West Branch, IA 52358
(possible paranormal – 1 hour from Herbert Hoover – Edinburgh Manor – 13241 E23 County Home Rd, Monticello, IA 52310

Wednesday May 16th (possible northern lights tonight)
possible option 3.5 hours to Minnesota state capital,
2 hours from Minnesota capital – Palmer House Hotel & Restaurant – 500 Sinclair Lewis Ave, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
2.25 hours to Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center, Shevlin, MN 56676 – 47.240323, -95.211561 possible spot for northern light viewing 47.050022, -94.357111
Minnesota State Capitol 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155
(possible Nopeming Sanatorium in Duluth)

Thursday, May 17th
11 hours to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701
Illinois State Capitol 301 S 2nd St Springfield, IL 39.797341, -89.656297

Friday, May 18th
1000 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO 63386 Scenic spot where the Mississippi River meets the Missouri, with Lewis & Clark history & many birds.
St. Louis
William Tecumseh Sherman – Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum- 38.6985474,-90.2369308 – 9014 NW 12th St, St. Louis, MO 63120
Dred Scott – 38.700149, -90.232086 Harriet Robinson Scott – 38.700149, -90.232086
Tennessee Williams – 38.7029686,-90.2369232
near by Bellefontaine Cemetery where William clark from lewis and clark is buried 4947 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63115
Adolphus Busch –Co-founder of Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company – Busch Mausoleum (Block 77/78, Lot 2565)
Eberhard Anheuser – Block 77/78, Lot 2565
John Lumsden French – born in Nashville and automobile industry pioneer. Block 4, Lot 4077
William Jacob Lemp – Block 350, Lot 4373 (Lemp mausoleum) his dad the founder of the brewery at Block 70, Lot 801
Lemp Mansion – 3322 Demenil Pl, St. Louis, MO 63118
Chuck berry bellerive heritage gardens – 740 N Mason Rd, St. Louis, MO 63141
Exorcist house – 8435 Roanoke Dr, Bel-Nor, Missouri 63121 USA
Spend the night near St. Louis?

Saturday, May 19th
On way to Jefferson city
Daniel Boone – Grave 38.621597, -91.034416
Original Grave Marker of Thomas Jefferson Residence on Francis Quadrangle, 501 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65211 38.946394, -92.327646
Tebbetts, Mo unofficial center of the population in America 20 minutes from Jefferson City
Plato, MO is the official center of the population – 37.503449, -92.223430
Gravesite of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Almonzo Wilder – 200 N Lincoln St, Mansfield, MO 65704
Home of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Almonzo Wilder – 3084-3112 State Hwy A, Mansfield, MO 65704
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum – Closed in Winter 3060 State Hwy A, Mansfield, MO 65704
Monday thru Saturday 9:00AM to 5:00PM Sunday 12:30PM to 5:00PM
Historic Town Square in Mansfield (Bust of Laura)
Mansfield Historical Society & Museum (Laura display)
Pythian Home of Missouri – 1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802

Get hotel near Jefferson city, MO

8:30 am Sunday May 20th
Missouri State Penitentiary Photo tour
9am*Tours Start at: 115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101
We ask that you arrive 20-30 minutes prior to the start of the tour and please remember to dress weather appropriately, as there is no heat or air conditioning at the facility; also we do not allow Food or Drink on the property. We sell bottled water in our Souvenir Shop.
Get pictures of capital
either get Laura wilder stuff today or the prior day
3 hours to Branson, MO from Jefferson city and goes through Springfield

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