Missouri's 50th District steeped in tradition and ready for the future

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 8:15 p.m. CDT; updated 5:44 p.m. CDT, Thursday, November 1, 2012

CALIFORNIA, Mo. — The drive down Missouri 179 through Moniteau County is quiet and beautiful. The picturesque scenery features rolling hills, wide green pastures where horses and cattle graze, the packed parking lot of a simple white church and trees decorated with warm shades of orange, red, yellow and brown.