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      Historic Tavern Closer to Moving

      The tavern was the first stopping point for supplies in the frontier days for those traveling west from Columbia along the Boonslick Trail.

      A tavern built in the early 1800??s is one step closer to moving out of Boone County.

      As we reported to you earlier this week, demolition crews are tearing down The Van Horn Tavern that sits west of Columbia near the Interstate 70 Midway Exit.

      The tavern was the first stopping point for supplies in the frontier days for those traveling west from Columbia along the Boonslick Trail.

      Owner Pat Doughterty made a deal with a developer to save the old building by taking it apart piece by piece and moving it to a new location.

      The tavern is moving to Bernardo Brunetti??s Boone Monument Village in Marthasville, Missouri.

      The village is a replica of a small frontier town from the Mid-1800s.