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Crowded tailgate lot on Virginia Avenue

In contrast to The Jungle, hundreds of tailgaters crowded parking lot CG1, near Virginia Avenue and Hospital Drive, before the MU football game on Saturday.

Few tailgaters at The Jungle

MU parking lot CG-17, at Rollins Street and Tiger Avenue, turned into "The Jungle" for the first time on Saturday. The Jungle is a designated tailgating area for student organizations and is run by the Missouri Students Association.

Drawing from taxidermy at Bass Pro art show

Derrick Gwinner and Kathryn Walker try to draw a taxidermy specimen, one of the free art activities on Saturday at Bass Pro Sportsman's Center. The activities were a part of the Missouri Conservation Federation's 75th anniversary. The crafts accompanied the State Historical Society's exhibit "Charles Schwartz, Missouri's Audubon: An Artist in Nature."

Retired art professor at Bass Pro art show

Frank Stack, a retired MU art professor, works on a watercolor landscape of his view outside of the window on Saturday as part of a demonstration at Bass Pro Sportsman's Center During his time at the university, Stack taught watercolor and oil painting, printmaking and a class on comics, one of the university's first.

Grandmother and grandson at Bass Pro art exhibit

Janet Plaisance helps her grandson, Tyler Porter, 4, with a Japanese fish oil painting for his mother on Saturday at Bass Pro Sportsman's Center in northeast Columbia. Plaisance was visiting from Mississippi and said she just stopped by the store on a whim since she often shops there at home.

The grave of James T. Scott

James T. Scott was a black man lynched in 1923. Scott was accused of raping a white girl. He was awaiting trial in the Boone County Jail when a mob of 1,000 people broke him out and hung him from a bridge on Stewart Road. He is buried in Columbia Cemetery in a grave that still bears only a temporary marker.

MU football takes the field

MU football players rush onto the field at the beginning of their home opener against McNeese State on Saturday at Faurot Field.

Taking on the defender

MU freshman Henry Josey tries to shed McNeese State's Malcolm Bronson during the first half of MU football's home opener at Faurot Field on Saturday.

Different generations at the show

Richard Schulte holds his grandson, Oliver Schulte, 2, as Oliver points toward a sawmill demonstration at the 47th annual Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association Back to the Farm Reunion Show on Saturday, Sept. 11, in Boonville.

The state's agriculture history

Jeff Pewitt talks with his hands while explaining the history of Missouri agriculture at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association's 47th annual Back to Farm reunion on Saturday at Brady Showgrounds in Boonville. "Agriculture as a whole, all across the nation is still important," Pewitt said.

Loading fuel into the steam engine

Bob Gallo loads lumber into a friend's scale model of a steam engine at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association's 47th annual Back to Farm reunion on Saturday at Brady Showgrounds in Boonville. Even at such a small size, the steam engine still takes about an hour and a half to warm up. "They take quite a bit of attention," Gallo said.

Flags and an International Harvester

American flags decorate a tractor at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association's 47th annual Back to Farm reunion on Saturday at Brady Showgrounds in Boonville. Red tractors of all sizes were displayed as a part of the International Harvester Mobile Museum.

Billowing steam

Steam billows out of a model steam engine at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association's 47th annual Back to Farm reunion on Saturday at Brady Showgrounds in Boonville.

A traditional sawing technique

Toshio Maeda and Hisanobu Yoshioka saw a log in a traditional Japanese method at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association's 47th annual Back to Farm reunion on Saturday at Brady Showgrounds in Boonville. They arrived in Missouri from Japan on Wednesday night.

Welcome to Tiger Country

Russell and Betty Stokes have collected tigers for 33 years and arrange them on their car when they tailgate. They have 27 tigers from across the country and one from Israel.

Tailgating at the home opener

Tailgaters gather outside of Faurot Field on Saturday before MU's home opener against McNeese State.

Inflatable Truman

Mark Jr. Barhorst displays his father Mark Barhorst's inflatable Truman the Tiger while tailgating Saturday before the MU v. McNeese State football game at Faurot Field.

At the scene of the accident

Andrew Ford speaks with an MU police officer behind his vehicle at the intersection of College Avenue and Ashland Road after a male pedestrian was stuck by the car on Saturday.

Columbia College's mascot mingles with fans

Cougar, Columbia College's mascot, rubbed the top of Ted Krause's head at Friday's soccer game. The mascot mingled before the game hugging little kids and taking pictures with fans.

Columbia College soccer player Nikola Velickovic vs. Illinois Institute of Technology

Columbia College's Nikola Velickovic defends the ball from sophomore Liam Barrett of Illinois Institute of Technology during the second half of Friday's soccer game.
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