Grand River Historical Society

 
* In production....  Completion target date October, 2010
 
A HUNDRED MILES OF HISTORY AND RECREATION
A TOUR ALONG THE GRAND RIVER
 
 
  • BEGINNING AT TWIN BRIDGES STATE PARK, THE CONFLUENCE OF THE SPRING AND NEOSHO RIVERS, THE NARRATIVE BEGINS WITH FACTS ABOUT THE WATERSHED AREA
  • MOVING DOWNSTREAM TOT EH ELK RIVER REGION, GROVE, AND MONKEY ISLAND, SELECTED HISTORICAL SITES, INCLUDING NOTED CIVIL WAR BATTLES, AS WELL AS RECREATIONAL VENUES WITH AMENITIES FOR TRAVELERS BEING NOTED
  • CONTINUING SOUTHWEST, REFERENCE TO THE MILITARY TRAIL, CABIN CREEK BATTLE, FOUNDING OF TOWNS, LOCATION OF FERRIES, AND RECREATIONAL VENUES ARE NOTED
  • MENTION IS MADE OF THE PENSACOLA DAM, ECOSYSTEMS CENTER AND TOURING OPPORTUNITIES
  • THE HISTORIES OF STRANG, SPAVINAW, ADAIR AND SALINA ARE BRIEFLY REVIEWED AS WELL AS THE EXPLOITS OF "BAD MEN" OF THE ERA
  • THE HISTORIES OF PRYOR, LOCUST GROVE AND CHOUTEAU ARE MENTIONED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TEXAS TRAIL/ MILITARY ROAD.  THE BACKGROUND AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF MID-AMERICA AND GRDA ARE DISCUSSED
  • THE RIVER ENDS AT THREE FORKS AND THE PAST HISTORY AND CURRENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGION INCLUDING THE McCLELLAN-KERR WATERWAY ARE NOTED.
THE DIALOGUE IS ACCOMPANIED BY APPROPRIATE PHOTOS AND A MAP IDENTIFYING HISTORICAL AND RECREATIONAL PINTS AS THEY ARE DISCUSSED.
 

              

            

 

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