We visited the cool town of Hollister today. We wanted to check out the Turkey Creek RV Park owned by the Escapees. It is really nice, located right on the water. (see photos)
We also visited the historic English Village in Hollister. One of the area's most recognized landmarks is the Ye Olde English Inn on historic Downing Street. First opened in 1909, the Inn had a full renovation in 2010. We didn't go inside today, we will be going back later for pictures of the inside.
The town was named Hollister by Reuben Kirkham who opened a general store and applied to the Post Office for permission, which was granted in 1904. The town was named after the birthplace of Kirkham's daughter, Hollister, California.
Most of the buildings in downtown Hollister are constructed in the Tudorbethan or mock Tudor style, creating the sense you are truly in a European village.
We enjoyed our visit much and will definitely make a return trip. Check back later for more from Missouri.