Thursday, August 29, 2013
Governor Dunklin's Grave
A couple weekends ago when we were headed for points south to play with the Pocket Ranger app, we did a quick detour through Pevely and Herculaneum to check out Governor Dunklin's Grave. First of all, let me just say how jealous I am of the Mississippi River views the residents of Dunklin Drive have. I live three blocks from the Mississippi and can see it from my house, but I won't be happy until I am literally living on the bluffs overlooking the river.
But I digress. Here, at the end of secluded Dunklin Drive, is a tiny Missouri State Historic Site. Governor Daniel Dunklin was the fifth governor of Missouri, serving from 1832-1836, and essentially responsible for what became the State Board of Education. This family plot was established on the bluff when Dunklin's kids had to sell the family farm, and now it is maintained as a State Historic Site. If you are playing with the Pocket Ranger app, you need to stand in the vicinity of the sign near the parking area for it to register!