Round Table members (left to right) Roger Stanton, Don Bates, and Ray Borden standing in front of the Rolling Pin Bakery in Glasgow, Missouri.
Members of the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City went on a bus trip to Glasgow, Missouri, on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Glasgow is the site of a Civil War battle fought in 1864 when Confederate troops bombarded the Union forces holding the town. The Union force was outnumbered and eventually forced to surrender.
Highlights of the tour included the following stops:
- A restroom break at the Glasgow Lewis and Clark Visitor Center.
- The Rolling Pin Bakery for pastries and cookies.
- A tour of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
- Lunch at Beckett's Restaurant.
- A visit to the Benjamin W. Lewis Library (constructed in 1866). The library featured a flag made by women of Glasgow in 1861 of material from their dresses. The flag was presented to ex-govemor Sterling Price.
We would like to thank J. Y. Miller of Glasgow MO for being our tour guide and Round Table members Gary Nevius and Father Richard Frank for their help in planning and coordinating this bus trip.