This small Missouri town of about 15,000 people has an impressive 160 years of history. After perusing the travel brochures on this town we decided that a visit here calls for more than a two day stay. Our first stop in the town was the town square where we were immediately drawn to the courthouse. It is the second most photographed building in Missouri, after the St.Louis Gateway Arch. Architecturally it is an impressive building, constructed of stone from a local quarry. It was built from 1894-95.