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Program Notes: Stagecoach (1939) Stagecoach movie poster

From the moment it hit the nation's movie screens in 1939, John Ford's Stagecoach was declared a masterpiece. Not just a pretty good Western, but a masterpiece. Never before had an "oater" earned that sort of praise.


This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
August 1864
Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price begins organizing an army of 12,000 cavalrymen in Arkansas for an invasion of Missouri, Captain William Fowler handles questions and complaints about the draft in Missouri, and Col. Robert T. Van Horn runs for Congress. Read More...


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Evacuation Day Order No. 11 by George Caleb Bingham

August 25, 1863: Following William Clarke Quantrill’s devastating raid on Lawrence, Kansas, Union General Thomas E. Ewing issues Order No. 11, forcing thousands of suspected Confederate sympathizers in Missouri to evacuate the rural areas surrounding Kansas City.

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