Dorris Keeven-Franke

Public Historian aka Storyteller, I like to share the stories of people and places and help others reconnect to their own past.

Revisiting history

On Thursday May 19, 2011, local residents, and visitors from distant Missouri homes as well, gathered to discuss, celebrate and revisit the life of a German attorney that visited Missouri over 185 years before. Passages from his book, A Report on a Journey to the Western States of North America were read, giving guests a […]

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Re-writing history

It is nice to know that the arrival of Gottfried Duden, whose writings led so many Germans to Missouri and the mid-west was not an accident! That we are not here, simply because of a lantern in the window, and two Germans lost in the woods. So I am not re-writing history, just simply giving an update that modern technology provides!

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