49. Doniphan

www.doniphan.org/ Doniphan, a southern Missouri town with a population of 1,781, on the banks of the beautiful Current River, which winds through the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks. When I clicked on this website, I learned that Doniphan is also the “land of legend and romance.” During my childhood, it was just the place where my grandparents lived – along with three uncles, many cousins, a horse and a dog – and where our family visited a couple times a year. It was the Mecca of Mitchenerdom.