The Old Drum Festival……. no drums to be found. However, the story of the dog, Old Drum, is what put The Burg on a map…… maybe. Here is part of a short article about the true story of Old Drum:
“Old Drum, a hound dog, was shot dead in 1869 by Samuel “Dick” Ferguson, nephew and ward of Leonidas Hornsby, an irate neighbor who thought Drum had been killing his sheep.”
Every year, in April, the Old Drum Festival happens, whether I go or not. This year was my first year. It is held in the original site of the town. Stop getting so excited, Dear Reader! The festival appeared to be only a block, maybe two, long. A few vendors, a band was setting up, a bouncy thingy for the kiddies, corn dogs and fennel cakes…………….
See for yourself…….
outside of original courthouse, Warrensburg, MO
Public Notices in Courthouse
original courthouse, Warrensburg, MO
band setting up
statue of Old Drum
look close – 2 fisherman enjoy The Spring
lily pads are coming back
lily pads coming back to Pertle Springs
And there you have it! Another day in The Burg. The weather was perfect! You can read more on Old Drum here