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The Palace Hotel in downtown Fulton was the original home of the Kingdom of Callaway Supper, which started out as the Businessmen's Banquet.

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Like the ‘Kingdom,’ historic supper endures

Callaway County has been known as the Kingdom of Callaway ever since the Civil War, when local volunteers went eyeball-to-eyeball with Union militia and exacted a non-invasion “treaty.” The nickname has endured, perhaps because of an unreconstructed spirit of independence and community that continues to characterize our largely rural Callaway today.

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