Final Gray Ghosts Trail panel to be dedicated in September

The Kingdom of Callaway Civil War Heritage will dedicate the final interpretive panel this September to guide travelers along the Gray Ghosts Trail in Callaway County.

As part of a year-long observance of the 150th anniversary of Civil War battles in Callaway County, the last interpretative panel on the trail will be dedicated this fall at the Callaway County Courthouse.

Martin Northway, chairman of the Kingdom of Callaway Civil War Heritage, said the cost of all of the eight interpretative panels and related signage are financed by private contributions to the marker program operated by the Kingdom of Callaway Civil War Heritage.

Five of the eight interpretative panels have been erected by the Civil War Heritage. Those erected so far are at the Heart of Missouri Tourism Center in Kingdom City, Hockaday Park in Fulton, Westminster College in Fulton, Crane’s Museum in Williamsburg, and the Old Auxvasse Cemetery north of Calwood.

This summer two more panels will be dedicated on July 28 at the site of the Battle of Moore’s Mill in Calwood.

The final panel will be dedicated during the week of Sept. 11. The theme of the panel at the Callaway County Courthouse will be “Callaway County Men at War.”

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