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Photo of Olive and Nathan Boone’s tombstones in the family cemetery at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site.
In 1967, the Missouri State Legislature enacted a statute requiring the State Park Board to “maintain every grave of a former governor within the state which is not within a perpetual care cemetery.” Today, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources maintains the graves of four Missouri governors.
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Crews from Missouri State Parks have begun clearing and repairing sections of Katy Trail State Park in an effort to restore the trail and provide greater access to users.