Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Bothwell Mansion

There's a place I've seen in the distance from time to time, ever since I was a young teenager heading to the Ozarks with my mom and dad. After I married Cliff 41 years ago, we saw it every time we went to visit his grandparents, aunts, and uncles. It always fascinated me, and at some point I found out it was a state historic site. Today we were on a motorcycle ride and decided before leaving home that we'd take the tour. Unfortunately, because of getting lost a few times and spending too much time at another historic site, our time ran out. We did go scope it out, and decided we'll definitely do the whole tour on another ride. Can you see the Bothwell mansion up on that hill? (Click to make the picture bigger.)

That's the back of the mansion.
There are several walking paths on the property.
Isn't it something?
Finally, I got my chance to look down on 65 highway from the mansion. That's the road I so often traveled when I'd look up and see the "castle", as I used to call it.

The house has 31 rooms. Click HERE to see a bit more about it.


  1. I am from Missouri but had never heard of this mansion. You make me want to go check it out next time I'm "back home!"

  2. Anonymous2:40 PM

    Wow... a person could get lost in a house that size! Thirty one rooms! Kathy


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