Volume 33, Number 2, Winter 1994
Belonging to the White River Valley Historical Society has had a great impact on my thinking in the area of preserving those things that can never be replaced.
The outreach of the Society surely has had even greater importance to the whole Ozarks area. We are able to see this as we watch what is happening during this tremendous growth in and around the Branson Lakes Area.
From each county has come a great consciousness of what can and does happen so quickly. We can see this from all the direct planning and enforcement of those plans from each county authority on down to city and even neighborhoods. Housing developments, though far from perfect, are showing much concern about neighborhoods and not totally depending on rigid rules to be handed down.
Such things as "Blossoms of Branson" is a showing of individual concern to the point that it becomes group planning for beautification. Can you imagine anyone in that group doing away with a lovely tree that could possibly be spared?
This means we must bring all our feelings and ideas from the government planning down to each individual doing what s/he can to preserve and beautify at every possible place.
With this attitude, much of our beauty of the area will be saved along with the important historical buildings and points of interest.
Our Society must work more diligently to do these things.
I want to thank Linda Myers-Phinney, Lynn Morrow, and Dr. Robert Gilmore for their readiness and willingness to improvise the program at the December meeting on how to go about preserving historic buildings and areas.
We are all looking forward to Mac Waldens historic review of Garber at a later date. This old historic village has gone unnoticed for many years.
I am looking forward to seeing many of you at the March meeting.
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