There was a time when this was a thriving Illinois horse farm. Now, the mansion and it's surroundings are gone, but there's a chance to get one last look at what it was like thanks to some urban explorers.
I've found one of the fanciest estates I've ever seen in Missouri and it's not even near St. Louis or Lake of the Ozarks. No, this drop-dead gorgeous estate that just breathes luxury is found in Joplin and I've got the pics to prove it.
What do you do after your years of service in the US military are over? If you're this army colonel, you build a plantation-style home in Missouri which is now considered one of its most historic homes.