My home is in a small agricultural area in Barton County, Missouri, Golden City. Being born, and living the majority of my life in the County Seat of Lamar, Missouri, I always said that I was born here, and I would probably die here. That did change later in life, I lived in three corners of Kansas for a little over 13 years, and I call Golden City my home now. With a population of less than 770 it sometimes feels too big, however, I can walk wherever I need to go, which is convenient. We have three churches that remain active, a fourth is now closed, and the building sits quietly among the memories of at one time a very active congregation, a medical clinic, two cafes, post office, a flea market, two auto repair shops, barber shop, a library, a convenient store, two places of employment, a foundry, and Golden Forms, which manufactures business forms, and two or three beauty shops, a nice park, and quiet life in general. The county of Barton has a population of less than 13,000. smaller than most cities.