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South Residential Historic Homes Tour


A tour of architectural opulance in Carthage, Missouri

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Whee Tales of Carthage


One spring day, I was looking up sites to see on Route 66, who knows why. There was a gentleman talking about a bridge called “Whee Bridge”. He said it was a very drastic incline and decline bridge on Old Route 66. He further said the bridges name came from when folks going over the bridge would yell “Whee” because it tickled their tummy. Now, I’m a father of three young children. I thought on our next trip to the lake we would try and discover this “Whee Bridge”. We were on our way to the lake, driving the family Suburban with our pop-up camper in tow. We approached from the west driving on the old “Main Street USA”. I had the kids wide-eyed looking out the windows trying to find this small bridge.

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50 Ideas for Fall Family Fun in Carthage


Visit the Maple Leaf City in it's most glorious time of year packed with family events. With traditional opportunities available as well as special events, the Maple Leaf City offers tourists and families a variety of fun as the season changes. Celebrate a cool and colorful fall in Carthage!

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