laura sheeter

Our first #AmericanGuideWeek dispatch from Missouri, care of Laura Sheeter. 

Laura sends this view of an artificial lake in Kansas City, MO. According to Missouri, A Guide To the Show Me State (WPA, 1941), 

Kansas City had its beginnings in two roaring frontier settlements: the Missouri River town of Kansas, and the bullwhacking, feverish town of Westport, four miles to the south on the Santa Fe Trail.

The American Guide is unsure of the exact meaning of “bullwhacking,” but it sounds like a good time to us.