Travel writers for several large publications arrived in the Boonslick last week to explore and ultimately write about their experiences.

Travel writers for several large publications arrived in the Boonslick last week to explore and ultimately write about their experiences.
These writers were part of a much larger project that showed the Katy Trail to a number of writers for very notable magazines. Part of the writers biked the Katy Trail while others rode a bus to each location.
The group arrived in Boonville earlier last week. Boonville Tourism Director Katie Gibson took the writers on a tour of the town, which included seeing first hand what Boonville was like. This short visit took the writers through the oldest part of Boonville, which includes some of its more historic areas that date back almost 200 years.
Once the tour of the Vine Clad City was complete, the group took to their bikes and headed up-hill to Pilot Grove.
Cooper County Historical Society Members along with Pilot Grove city officials, including the mayor, greeted the writers as they arrived.  
Business owners also welcomed their guests off of the Katy Trail as they all enjoyed refreshments.
“The walk from the Pilot Grove trailhead to the Cooper County Historical Society Center was lined with quilts and the center was full of information about Pilot Grove and the surrounding area. Visitors even received Pilot Grove t-shirts as a souvenir of their visit,” Cooper County Historical Society member Pam Shipman stated. “We are grateful to Katie Gibson for  giving us the opportunity to welcome the journalists. A great time was had by all.”
After finishing up in Pilot Grove they were on their way to Sedalia before finishing in Clinton.