St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway. They are a volunteer led railroad that runs excursion trains on Saturdays.
Just around the block is the Crisp Museum where we learned more about the area's history. Collections of ancient pottery, riverboat ship models, and a changing fine art gallery were all well done. This free museum is located on the grounds of Southeast Missouri State University.
Stopping by later with a guitar around his neck, our host invited us to join him around the campfire for songs and poems. The evening was delightful with flickering flames, good music, and a background of riverboats churning up and down the river. Talking to a random couple next to us around the fire we learned that they had been in the same campground where we were for the Pleasure-Way rally. They wondered what all those "little vans" were doing, but said it sounded like we were having fun.